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Firmware 2.20 later this month, includes BD-LIVE

Sony has announced that later this month Firmware 2.20 will be released for the Playstation 3. The highlight of this release is the addition of BD-LIVE or ‘Blu-ray profile 2.0′ which is supposed to enhance the movie viewing experience.

The reason why it’s called BD-LIVE is because stuff from the internet can be downloaded in the form of trailers, ringtones etc. Not all Blu-ray discs have these online features, but Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and The 6th Day are a few titles that have been enhanced, many more will follow in the future.

  • A variety of downloadable content, including bonus scenes, shorts, trailers, subtitles, ringtones that can be sent to mobile phones, images, and more.
  • Interactive movie-based games can pit players who are sitting in the same room, or are across the world and online, against each other.

Along with the Blu-ray update, a few other changes will be made to the Playstation software:

  • “Resume play” will enable PS3 to start playing a BD and DVD video at the point it was stopped, even if the disc had been removed.*1
  • “Audio Output Device” will be a new Remote Play setting, enabling PSP to serve as a remote control for music played through PS3.
  • PS3’s Internet browser will be enhanced: Video files directly linked from a Web page will be able to be streamed, and the browser’s view speed will be improved.
  • DivX and WMV format videos that are larger than 2GB will be playable.
  • “Mosquito Noise Reduction” will be added as an AV setting in the control panel of the DVD/BD player for improved movie playback.*2

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Comment by Lotus 111s on 2008-03-21 13:43:46 | Reply

This, for me at least, is a great update were movie playback is concerned. The resume feature is very handy although not essential.

The ‘Mosquito Noise Reduction’ filter is though it’s a bit geeky what it does the results are pretty damn impressive here is a link to a picture for anyone who wants to see it in action.

It’s obvious the picture on the right has the MNR filter running on it.

Comment by Ex-xbox owner on 2008-03-24 02:31:10 | Reply

It just keeps getting awesomer and awesomerer!

Comment by JJJ on 2008-03-24 02:43:11 | Reply

paly music or playlist while playing online or just single player

Comment by AugustusBot on 2008-03-24 15:16:24 | Reply

hopefully the streaming stuff will make it so i can watch tv shows at / / etc.

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