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Bad_Boy
05-23-07, 09:47 AM
http://www.gaming-age.com/news/2007/5/23-52

Latest PLAYSTATION 3 Firmware Update Provides PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and DVD Upscaling Remote Play on PSP (PlayStation Portable) via the Internet and DLNA transfer of media content also enabled

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced today availability of the latest version of the PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) firmware. Version 1.80 features upscaling of PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games, and DVD movies up to full 1080p HD resolution when viewed on a compatible HD TV set.

The capability to upscale DVDs to HD quality is a feature normally only associated with top range DVD players, and its inclusion in the latest firmware upgrade now allows PS3 owners with an existing DVD collection to dramatically enhance the viewing pleasure of their DVD collection when viewed through a compatible HD TV set1. Not only can DVD movies be enhanced to full 1080p HD quality but so too will PlayStation 2 and PlayStation games be upscaled to provide much improved gaming pleasure.

In a comprehensive update to PS3ís already impressive capabilities, Version 1.80 also allows users to enjoy Remote Play on their PSP across the internet, allowing them to access their PS3 anywhere in the world where a broadband internet connection is available2.

Version 1.80 also allows users on a home network to seamlessly view and play rich media content such as images, music and video on their PS3, that is stored on their DLNA3 enabled devices such as PCs and laptops elsewhere in the house, reinforcing PS3ís credentials as a home entertainment hub that truly deserves pride of place in the Living Room.

A host of other enhancements include the ability to print photo images stored on PS3ís hard disk or inserted storage media to a selection of Epson printers.

PS3 owners will be able to upgrade their PS3 with the latest Version 1.80 firmware from 24th May 2007.

-PS1 upscaling
-PS2 upscaling
-DVD upscaling
-Image/Video/Music streaming
-printing photo images from ps3 hd?
-PSP worldwide remote play

Probably coming after midnight tonight or early tomorrow. :)

thor1182
05-23-07, 09:53 AM
about time. I wonder if its hardware or software based scaling that it does. For the PS1/PS2 games software scaling is not that big of a deal with all the unused power of the GPU/CELL that can be taped to do that.

Bad_Boy
05-23-07, 09:57 AM
There is a hardware scaler chip according to beyond3d so it's very possible it could be either. Or a mixture of both software/hardware.

Burner_Tbird2
05-23-07, 10:01 AM
This is great, my Westinghouse 37w3 only does a super clean image at 1080p. All other resolutions are mediocre making DVD playback and PS2 games look awful.

I wonder if SCE will ever implement upscaling for its 720p PS3 games. Seems like most new titles are shooting for 1080p but there's still PS3 games that are not true HD.

Namrok
05-23-07, 10:02 AM
Oooooooooo! This sounds sweet.

The PS3 keeps getting all these nifty features. I'm getting tempted to buy one just so that I have a bluray player, DVD upscaler, and can play my PS1/2 games upscaled.

If only there were, you know, actual PS3 games I was interested in :P

thor1182
05-23-07, 10:03 AM
but is the scaler a partial scaler or full. The whole scaler thing is a real mess and one would have thought they would have had that right from the get go.

Toss3
05-23-07, 10:04 AM
Wohoo now I'm actually tempted to get one because of the upscaling! :) Hope it isn't limited to 1080p... :-/

ENU291
05-23-07, 10:05 AM
Great news! [Must resist the urge to buy a PS3..... must... .. resist... ..] Seems like it's time to buy a PS3 now! :D

|MaguS|
05-23-07, 10:08 AM
But but the PS3 can't upscale.... thats what all the X360 fanboy's keep telling me... I wont believe this! They know more then Sony does!

Bad_Boy
05-23-07, 10:13 AM
but is the scaler a partial scaler or full. The whole scaler thing is a real mess and one would have thought they would have had that right from the get go.
IIRC it's a partial scaler because it needed help from some programming in software to get it going. Unlike the 360 scaler that works off the bat.

Just to let you guys know before you get too excited. I'm pretty sure HDMI is required for DVD upscaling. But that shouldn't be too big of a problem.

But but the PS3 can't upscale.... thats what all the X360 fanboy's keep telling me... I wont believe this! They know more then Sony does!
:p tell me about it. I got flamed last time I mentioned ps3 & scaling in the same sentence.

ENU291
05-23-07, 10:16 AM
I believe the tide has just changed! Now all Sony needs is to have some quality games on store shelves.

Namrok
05-23-07, 10:19 AM
I believe the tide has just changed! Now all Sony needs is to have some quality exclusive games on store shelves.

Fixed. When are Metal Gear Solid 4 and Final Fantasy XIII due again?

Marvel_us
05-23-07, 10:22 AM
I believe the tide has just changed! Now all Sony needs is to have some quality games on store shelves.

Well they showed off about 6 titles that are all great coming out this year, HS, Uncharted, R&C, Lair, Warhawk, and Folklore. Don't forget about the Home release in October.

Oh yea.....I forgot one tiny game called Little Big Planet.:o

EDIT: @ Namrok, all of those titles I mentioned are exclusive.....and almost all are new IPs....minus Warhawk and R&C.

tornadog
05-23-07, 10:40 AM
damn my tv has only 1080i/720p...sony plz plz dont mess it up for me!!!!

I was just thinking; whenever a 360 update is announced, half the world is worried. When a ps3 update is announced the whole world is excited.....die, die 360...lol

Marvel_us
05-23-07, 10:41 AM
damn my tv has only 1080i/720p...sony plz plz dont mess it up for me!!!!

I'm pretty sure that the worst case scenario for you will be 1080i.

Badboy_12345
05-23-07, 10:47 AM
damn my tv has only 1080i/720p...sony plz plz dont mess it up for me!!!!

I was just thinking; whenever a 360 update is announced, half the world is worried. When a ps3 update is announced the whole world is excited.....die, die 360...lol

x360 has already everything... the ps3 has nothing :lol:
thats why the ps3 updates are more looked on.

x360 has upscale from day 1 to any res
x360 had friends from day 1
x360 had everything from day 1

now its just extras with the updates :p

in the ps3 updates there are features added that should have been there from day 1

Bad_Boy
05-23-07, 10:50 AM
Hey look, it's my evil twin. :/

|MaguS|
05-23-07, 10:51 AM
x360 has already everything... the ps3 has nothing :lol:
thats why the ps3 updates are more looked on.

x360 has upscale from day 1 to any res
x360 had friends from day 1
x360 had everything from day 1

now its just extras with the updates :p

in the ps3 updates there are features added that should have been there from day 1

Took the idiots long enough to show...

Marvel_us
05-23-07, 10:51 AM
x360 has already everything... the ps3 has nothing :lol:
thats why the ps3 updates are more looked on.

x360 has upscale from day 1 to any res
x360 had friends from day 1
x360 had everything from day 1

now its just extras with the updates :p

in the ps3 updates there are features added that should have been there from day 1

Up until this update came along. I'll give you the upscaling bit but the Home features and PSP/PS3 connectivity anywhere in the world is quite a feat.

EDIT: Also, if xbox360 had "everything" then the Elite skew wouldn't really exist now would it?;)

DiscipleDOC
05-23-07, 10:53 AM
I'm pretty sure that the worst case scenario for you will be 1080i.
I hope so. I was just contemplating buying a switch for my monitor so I can share input from my ps3 and my computer. If this is true, then I can use component out for my ps3 and dedicate the dvi-d for my computer.

PeterJensen
05-23-07, 11:00 AM
So nice :)

Bad_Boy
05-23-07, 11:05 AM
I'll be looking forward to trying out gow2, mgs3, and sotc. Maybe even some classics like tekken tag and GTA. :D

|MaguS|
05-23-07, 11:05 AM
FFXII will be my first test!

Marvel_us
05-23-07, 11:06 AM
GoW2 and DMC3 for me.

DiscipleDOC
05-23-07, 11:12 AM
GoW2 and DMC3 for me.
Is that God of War 2 for the ps3 or ps2?