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PS3™ System Update History

PS3™ System Software Update 3.56

New for 3.56: A security patch has been added.


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PS3™ System Software Update 3.55

New for 3.55: A security patch has been added.


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PS3™ System Software Update 3.50

Blu-ray 3D™ disc playback

The PS3™ system can now play 3D content on Blu-ray 3D™ discs.

  • An HD 3D display, active 3D glasses, and a high-speed HDMI cable (each sold separately) are required for 3D features. Visit www.us.playstation.com/support/3D for details.

Limitations on Blu-ray 3D™ disc playback

  • The 3D display of some elements such as menus and subtitles may be different on the PS3™ system than on other 3D playback devices.
  • Depending on the content, some BD-J (Blu-ray Disc™ Java*) features such as BONUSVIEW™ and BD-Live™ may not play in 3D or may not function properly on the PS3™ system.
  • When Dolby TrueHD is selected as the audio format, audio will be output in Dolby Digital during playback of Blu-ray 3D™ content.
  • When DTS-HD is selected as the audio format, audio will be output in DTS during playback of Blu-ray 3D™ content.

*Blu-ray Disc Java provides enhanced bonus content, including network access, picture-in-picture (PIP) functionality and expanded local storage.



Other new or revised features in version 3.50

Friends

  • You can now submit "grief reports" if you receive unwelcome or harassing messages. To submit a grief report, select the message under [Friends], press the button, and then select [Grief Report].

PlayStation®Network

  • You can now access public information on Facebook from Facebook-supported games.

[Allow Access from Games] has been added under (PlayStation®Network) > (Account Management) > (Facebook).

Off

Do not allow access to public information on Facebook from Facebook-supported games.

On

Allow access to public information on Facebook from Facebook-supported games.

Blu-ray 3D™ and the Blu-ray 3D logo are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association.

Facebook® is a service that helps you connect and share with the people in your life. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.


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PS3™ System Software Update 3.42

Other new or revised features in version 3.42 (with 3.40 and 3.41)
  • A security patch has been added to address security vulnerabilities in the system software.
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PS3™ System Software Update 3.41

Other new or revised features in version 3.41 (with 3.40)
  • Recommended products are now displayed on the product detail pages of PlayStation®Store. The recommended products are selected based on various types of information, including your purchase history.
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PS3™ System Software Update 3.40

PlayStation®Plus subscription service
  • The PlayStation®Plus subscription service package is now included on PlayStation®Network.
     > See details
PlayStation®Network area of Photo Gallery
  • [PlayStation®Network Area] has been added under Settings (Photo Gallery). You can now use Photo Gallery to browse photos from Facebook® or Picasa™ Web Albums. You can also share photos from Photo Gallery with your Friends in PlayStation®Network.
     > See details
Video Editor & Uploader
  • Using the video editing and uploading feature, you can now edit video content that is saved on your PS3™ system's hard disk and upload it to Facebook or YouTube™.
     > See details

Facebook® is a service that helps you connect and share with the people in your life. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. YouTube and Picasa™ Web Albums are trademarks of Google Inc.

Other new or revised features in version 3.40
Settings
  • [Deep Color Output (HDMI)] has been added as an option under Settings (Display Settings).
  • [Automatic Download] has been added as a feature under Settings (System Settings). This feature is exclusively for use by PlayStation®Plus members.  > See details
  • The default setting for [System Auto-Off] under Settings (Power Save Settings) has been changed to [After 2 Hours].
Photo
Friends
  • You can now see the trophy level of a Friend by selecting the Friend's avatar.
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PS3™ System Software Update 3.30

Support for stereoscopic 3D games
  • As of April 22, 2010, there are no stereoscopic 3D games available for the PlayStation®3 system. The release schedules for stereoscopic 3D games will be announced later.
  • Use an HDMI cable.to connect the PS3™ system to a TV that supports stereoscopic 3D display.
  • If the TV in use supports stereoscopic 3D display, the screen from which you can set the TV's screen size will be displayed when adjusting the video output settings. Follow the on-screen instructions to adjust the settings.
Settings
  • [Bitstream (Direct)] and [Bitstream (Mix)] have been added as options under [Video Settings] > [BD Audio Output Format (Optical Digital)].  > See details
Game
  • You can now sort your trophies by the game title or by the date earned.  > See details
  • Names of hidden trophies that you have not yet earned are now displayed as [Hidden Trophy] instead of [???].

You can update your system software by any of the following methods:

  • System Update
    Update using the PS3™ system's [System Update] feature.
  • Update using a PC
    Download update data using a PC and save on storage media* or a USB Mass Storage device. Copy the update data to the PS3™ system's hard disk drive and perform the update.
  • Update using disc media
    Use the update data included on a game disc to perform the update.
  • *An appropriate USB adaptor (not included) is required to use storage media with some models of the PS3™ system.

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PS3™ System Software Update 3.21

Settings
  • The [Install Other OS] and [Default System] features have been deleted.  > See Details
Other
  • The playback quality of some PlayStation® format software that is downloaded (as a purchase or for free) from PlayStation®Store has been improved.
  • A security patch was added to address security vulnerabilities that may occur when playing MP4 format video files.

You can update your system software by any of the following methods:

  • System Update
    Update using the PS3™ system's [System Update] feature.
  • Update using a PC
    Download update data using a PC and save on storage media* or a USB Mass Storage device. Copy the update data to the PS3™ system's hard disk drive and perform the update.
  • Update using disc media
    Use the update data included on a game disc to perform the update.
  • *An appropriate USB adaptor (not included) is required to use storage media with some models of the PS3™ system.

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PS3™ System Software Update 3.15

Settings
Data transfer utility
  • You can now transfer the data that is saved on one PS3™ system's hard disk to another PS3™ system’s hard disk using an Ethernet cable (sold separately). > See Details
PlayStation®Network
“minis”
  • Some games under the “minis” category of PlayStation®Store will soon be able to be played on the PS3™ system. If you have already downloaded games from the “minis” category of PlayStation®Store to a PSP® system, you will be able to download and play the games on a PS3™ system using the download list in PlayStation®Store.*
  • Some games from the “minis” category may not be playable on a PS3™ system.
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PS3™ System Software Update 3.10

Photo
  • Displaying photos in a grid: The thumbnail images for photos under [Photo] are now displayed in a grid.
PlayStation®Network
  • You can now share information on Facebook™ about items such as trophies you have earned and content you have purchased in PlayStation®Store.
Settings
  • You can now change the background color of your profile screen.
Friends
  • You can now use the right stick of the wireless controller to perform fast forward or fast reverse operations during video content playback.
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PS3™ System Software Update 3.00-3.01

Overall
  • You can now access the latest content available from PlayStation®Store directly under Game and Video.
  • When using storage media that contains folders, the number of folder levels that can be displayed under Photo, Music and Video has been increased.
  • You can now copy text using the on-screen keyboard. You can use this feature to copy text on a screen from which the on-screen keyboard is displayed, such as the screen for creating a message under Friends.
Network
  • [Information Board] has been replaced by [What's New] and contains a new design and new features.
  • [Print This Screen] has been added as an option in the browse mode menu of the Internet browser.
  • [Save Screenshot] has been added as an option in the browse mode menu of the Internet browser.
Settings
  • [Audio Multi-Output] has been added as an option under [Sound Settings].
  • Music files that are saved on the hard disk or storage media can now be upsampled for output on the PS3™ system.
  • [HDD Content Audio Language] and [HDD Content Subtitle Language] have been added as options under [Video Settings].
Video
  • You can now use the right stick of the wireless controller to perform fast forward or fast reverse operations during video content playback.
Game
  • New for 3.01: System stability during use of some PlayStation®3 format software has been improved.
Friends
  • A list of messages that you have exchanged with a Friend can be now accessed from the Friend?s profile screen.
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PS3™ System Software Update 2.80

Game
  • New for 2.80: The playback quality of some PlayStation®3 format software has been improved.
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PS3™ System Software Update 2.70-2.76

Friends
  • You can now do text chat with people on your Friends list. You can also participate in text chat during gameplay.
  • The order in which Friends are listed in the Friends list has been changed. You can now sort by name (alphabetical order) and by status, listing both online and offline Friends by the last time online. When you have pending requests to add Users as Friends, the icons for these Users are now displayed at the top of the Friends list.
  • The maximum size for files that can be attached to messages has been increased to 3 MB.
Settings
  • [Dynamic Normalizer] has been added as an option under [Music Settings].
Video
  • You can now selectively back up content (file type MNV) that was downloaded from the Video Store of PlayStation®Store and you can restore files that you selectively backed up to the same PS3™ system. You can use this feature to back up both SD (standard definition) and HD (high definition) resolution content.
Game
  • New for 2.76: The playback quality of some PlayStation®3 format software has been improved.
  • You can now easily search the Internet for information about your PlayStation®3 format software, as well as for games you purchased from PlayStation®Store. Select the icon for the game, and then select [Internet Search] from the options menu to get search results based on the game title.
Network
  • You can now copy and paste text from a Web page viewed in the Internet browser.
  • [Copy Address of This Page] and [Copy Address of This Link] have been added as options under [File] in the browse mode menu of the Internet browser.
  • [Browser Security] has been added as an option to the browse mode menu of the Internet browser. The websites for the Web filtering services that used to be listed under [Bookmarks] have been moved under this new option.
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PS3™ System Software Update 2.60

    Photo
    • You can now use a new application called Photo Gallery to enhance your experience of viewing photos. Using Photo Gallery, you can group photos in various ways and create playlists of selected photos. You can also select a photo frame for each playlist that you create.
    Video
    • You can now play DivX 3.11-encoded video files.
    Network
    • You can now access PlayStation®Store without a Sony Entertainment Network account.
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PS3™ System Software Update 2.50-2.53

    PlayStation®Network

    • The account creation screens under [Sign Up for PlayStation®Network] and the menus under [Account Management] have been redesigned
    • The way to disable the automatic sign-in option and the way to sign out from PlayStation®Network have been changed.
    • In PlayStation®Store, the design of the [View Downloads] and [View Cart] buttons has been changed, and a [Redeem Codes] button has been added.

    Network

    • New for 2.53: The full-screen mode setting in Adobe® Flash® Player is now supported in the Internet Browser.*
    • Support for Adobe® Flash® Player 9 has been added to [Internet Browser].*
      * "Adobe" and "Flash" are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

    Game

    • New for 2.52: The playback quality of some PlayStation®3 format software has been improved.
    • New for 2.52: A text entry issue that occurs when using the on-screen keyboard, USB keyboard or Bluetooth® keyboard with some PlayStation®3 format software has been addressed.
    • [Sync with Server] has been added as an option under [Trophy Collection].
    • By pressing the PS button while playing PlayStation®3 format software, you can now view information from the [Settings and Connection Status List] option under [Network Settings].*
      * This feature is not available for use with some PlayStation®3 format software.

    Users

    • You now have an option to set the PS3™ system to turn off automatically after a background download or installation of content has completed. This option is available when you turn off the system under [Users] > [Turn Off System] while content is being downloaded or installed.

    Settings

    • [BD/DVD Settings] has been renamed to [Video Settings].
    • Under [Video Settings], the [Cinema Conversion] option has been renamed to [BD/DVD Cinema Conversion] and the [Upscale] option has been renamed to [BD/DVD Upscaler].
    • [Sequential Playback] has been added as an option under [Video Settings].
    • [DivX® VOD Registration Code] has been added under [System Settings]. You must use this registration code to authenticate and register the PS3™ system to be able to play video files that are compatible with the DivX® VOD (Video On Demand) service on your system. For details, visit the DivX® website.
      * DivX, DivX Certified, and associated logos are trademarks of DivX, Inc. and are used under license.
    • [Power Save Settings] has been added as an option under [Settings]. To save power, the PS3™ system and wireless controllers can be set to turn off automatically after a certain period of inactivity.
    • Under [Accessory Settings] > [Audio Device Settings], the method for reconnecting Bluetooth® devices has been changed.
    • Under [Accessory Settings] > [Keyboard Type], you can now choose the following keyboard types: [German Keyboard (Switzerland)], [French Keyboard (Canada)] and [French Keyboard (Switzerland)].
    • Under [Printer Settings] > [Printer Selection], you can now select printers that support network connectivity. You can also select HP printers using the [HP] option.

    Music

    • You can now select one of nine volume output levels using the [Volume Control] setting on the control panel (or the mini-size control panel).
    • [Pause] has been added as an icon on the mini-size control panel.

    Video

    • You can now select one of nine volume output levels using the [Volume Control] setting on the control panel.
    • [Scene Search] has been added as an option on the control panel.
    • You can now use the [Mosquito Noise Reduction] setting for video content that is saved on the hard disk or storage media. Use this setting to reduce mosquito noise that appears on the edges of visual images.
    • During BD (BDAV) and DVD playback, a technique known as "chroma upsampling" is now automatically selected based on the movement of objects within the video content and then applied to enhance images in the content.

    Friends

    • You can now view information about the most recent sign-in for Friends who are on your Friends list.*
      * If you do not set the correct date and time in the [Date and Time] settings under [Settings] > [Date and Time Settings], this information may not be displayed.

    Game

    • New for 2.52: The playback quality of some PlayStation®3 format software has been improved.
    • New for 2.52: A text entry issue that occurs when using the on-screen keyboard, USB keyboard or Bluetooth® keyboard with some PlayStation®3 format software has been addressed.
    • [Sync with Server] has been added as an option under [Trophy Collection].
    • By pressing the PS button while playing PlayStation®3 format software, you can now view information from the [Settings and Connection Status List] option under [Network Settings].*
      * This feature is not available for use with some PlayStation®3 format software.
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PS3™ System Software Update 2.40-2.43

    Network

    • New for 2.43: The version 2.43 system software update supports the release of video rental content on the PlayStation®Store for the Japan region.
    • You do not need to perform this update if your PS3™ system software is version 2.42 or later. However if you do perform the update, it will not harm your system.
    • If your PS3™ system software has not been updated to at least version 2.41, the system will prompt you to update to version 2.43 when you sign in to the PlayStation®Network.
    • You can now perform an Internet search directly from the XMB™ screen
    • [Search] has been added as an option in the browse mode menu of the Internet browser.

    Game

    • You can now access the XMB™ screen while playing PlayStation®3 format software
    • Playability of some PlayStation®3 and PlayStation® format software has been improved
    • The procedure for quitting PlayStation®3 format software has been changed.
    • You can now collect trophies in games that support the trophy feature.

    Overall

    • You can now see the system clock on the XMB™ screen. The date and time that were set under [Settings] > [Date and Time] are displayed.
    • When using a keyboard, you can now clear the entire text entry field at once.
    • The Hide icon is now displayed when you press the PS button for an operation that cannot be performed.

    Users

    • You can now turn off the PS3™ system from the XMB™ screen using the [Turn Off System] option.

    Settings

    • You can now set the PS3™ system to turn off automatically after updating the system software.
    • [Reassign Controllers] and [Controller Vibration Function] have been added as options under [Accessory Settings].

    Photo

    • You can now print images from a playlist.
    • You can now sort items that are grouped in a folder by month or year using the [Film Date Film Date ] or [Film Date Film Date ] options.

    Video

    • You can now use the [Frame Noise Reduction] and [Block Noise Reduction] settings for video content that is saved on the hard disk or storage media.
    • You can now play upscaled video content that is saved on the hard disk or storage media. When the video content is played, it is upscaled automatically to match the screen size.
    • Upscaling of Blu-ray Disc (BDAV) video content is now supported.
    • For DTS playback on DVD-Video and Blu-ray Disc media, DTS-ES and DTS 96/24 for DVD-Video and DTS-ES Matrix for Blu-ray Discs are now supported.*
      * "DTS" is a trademark of DTS Inc.

    Friends

    • The number of Friends who can be added to a Friends list has been increased from 50 to 100.
    • The [Information] screen has been redesigned and renamed as [Profile].
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PS3™ System Software Update 2.30-2.36

  • New for 2.36 : System stability during use of some PlayStation® format software has been improved.

network PlayStation®Network

  • Redesigned PlayStation®Store
    • PlayStation®Store has a new design and includes new features.

Game

  • New for 2.35: System stability during use of some PlayStation®3 format software has been improved.

Video

  • Blu-ray Disc playback now supports DTS-HD Master Audio™ and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio™ output.*
    * The PS3™ system does not support playback of DTS-ES and DTS 96/24 for DVD-Video or DTS-ES Matrix for Blu-ray Discs.
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PS3™ System Software Update 2.20

  • BD Live support : Blu-ray Disc Profile 2.0 (BD-LIVE) is now supported.
  • Copying playlists: You can now copy playlists that you create in photo (Photo) and music (Music) to a PSP® system.

Settings

  • The way you register (pair) Bluetooth® devices has changed, and you can now register more devices.
  • A [BD Internet Connection] setting has been added under [BD/DVD Settings].
  • An [Audio Output Device] setting has been added under [Remote Play Settings].

Photo

  • You can now display an image while editing a playlist.

Music

  • You can now play a music track while editing a playlist.

Video

  • You can now play DivX and WMV files that are 2 GB or larger.
  • You can now display subtitles when playing DivX files.
  • You can now resume playing a DVD from the point where you previously stopped it.
  • A [Mosquito Noise Reduction] option has been added under [AV Settings] in the control panel for standard DVDs.
  • You can now play BD-R version 1.2 (LTH* BD-R) discs.
    *LTH, or low to high, is a recording method that supports organic dye, write-once BD-R media.

Network

  • You can now change some PS3™ system settings during remote play.
  • [Save Target] has been added as an option under [File] in the browse mode menu of the Internet browser. This option lets you save a file that is linked from a Web page, such as an image or video file, or other type of file, to your PS3™ system's hard disk drive or storage media.
  • The Internet browser now displays some Web pages faster.
  • Using the Internet browser, you can now play a linked video file* as it is being downloaded.
    *Some types of video files cannot be viewed in this manner and must be downloaded completely before playback.
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PS3™ System Software Update 2.10-2.17

  • New for 2.17: System stability during use of some PlayStation®3 format software has been improved.

Settings

  • [Color], [Background], and [Font] have been added as options under [Theme Settings].

Music

  • You can now select [Type 3] as an option under [Settings] > [Music Settings] > [Bitmapping]. >.
  • A new pattern has been added for the visual player.

Video

  • DivX and VC-1 (WMV) have been added to the types of files that can be played. *1
  • Blu-ray Disc Profile 1.1 is now supported. *2
  • [BD Data Utility] has been added. *3
  • *1 - To play VC-1 (WMV) format files, you must go to settings (Settings) > system settings (System Settings) and set [Enable WMA Playback].
    - Copyright-protected files or files that were encoded by using DivX 3.11 cannot be played.
    - Files that are 2GB or more cannot be played.

    *2 - You can now use the "Picture in Picture" feature that enables playback of two videos at the same time with some Profile 1.1-compatible Blu-ray Discs. Features available vary depending on the disc.

    *3 - Management data that is used by the Blu-ray Disc is saved here.

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PS3™ System Software Update 2.00-2.01

  • New for 2.01: System stability during use of some PlayStation®3 format software has been improved.
  • New for 2.01: System stability has been improved for some operations, including the use of the Internet browser and information board (Information Board).
  • New for 2.01: System stability during output of upscaled PlayStation®2 format software images has been improved.*1
  • New for 2.01: Functionality of the [Remote Start] feature has been changed to prevent an unintentional remote start. *2

*1 Applies only to models that support playback of PlayStation®2 format software. > See details

*2 If remote start via the Internet is enabled, the PS3™ system may turn on unintentionally, depending on the type of router in use. (In this case a remote play connection cannot be established.) To avoid unintentional power-up of the system, remote start via the Internet may be disabled automatically if a remote play connection is not established within a certain amount of time after the system is turned on.

Overall

  • You can now customize the XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) icons or background design
  • You can now create playlists to organize content under [Music] and [Photo]
  • [Information Board] has been added as a feature under [Network]. PlayStation® related news can be displayed on the XMB™ screen
  • [PlayStation®Network] has been added as a category in the XMB™ home menu
  • [Remote Start] has been added as an option under [Remote Play Settings]. A PS3™ system in standby mode can be turned on from a PSP® system used for remote play via the Internet.
  • New grouping options for the [Group Content] feature have been added to the options menu

Settings

  • [Color], [Background], and [Font] have been added as options under [Theme Settings].
  • You can now select [Brightness] as an option under [Theme Settings] > [Background].
  • The procedure for setting [Internet Connection Settings] under [Network Settings] has been changed.
  • You can now select Canon printers with the [Printer Selection] option under [Printer Settings]. For a list of compatible printers, select here.

Game

  • [Vibration Function] has been added as an option under [Controller Settings] in the menu that is displayed when you press the PS button on a DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller. *
    *Available for purchase in early 2008.

Network

  • You can now view video content (as a progressive download) as it is being downloaded from PlayStation®Store.
  • [Trend Micro Web Security for PS3™] has been added as an option under the Internet browser.

Friends

  • The voice / video chat menu has been changed.
  • You can now use the PlayStation®Eye camera for voice / video chat.*
    * For details on the PlayStation®Eye camera, select here.
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PS3™ System Software Update 1.80-1.82

    Overall

    • You can now upscale the video content of PlayStation® format software, PlayStation®2 format software, and DVDs to HD resolution
    • You can now copy saved data from PlayStation® format software and PlayStation®2 format software to a memory card or a memory card (8MB) (for PlayStation®2).
    • You can now display images or play music or video files that are stored on a personal computer or digital video recorder with DLNA Media Server functionality over a network.
    • You can now connect a USB printer to print images.
    • You can now use remote play over the Internet.

    Settings

    • [BD 1080p 24 Hz Output (HDMI)] has been added as an option under [BD/DVD Settings].
    • [RGB Full Range (HDMI)] has been added as an option under [Display Settings].
    • New for 1.81: The method of setting [RGB Full Range (HDMI)] under [Display Settings] has been improved.
    • [Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr Super-White (HDMI)] has been added as an option under [Display Settings].
    • [Bitmapping (Super Audio CD)] has been added as an option under [Music Settings].
    • The [Test Camera] option under [Accessory Settings] has been changed to [Camera Device Settings].
    • [Printer Settings] has been added.
    • [Media Server Connection] has been added as an option under [Network Settings]

    Music

    • You can now edit CD information.

    Photo

    • A new type of slideshow display pattern has been added.
    • You can now use zoom display for images.
    • You can now trim images.

    Video

    • New for 1.82: Support for playback of AVC High Profile (H.264/MPEG-4) format video has been added. *
      * High image quality encoding method used by Blu-ray Discs and other media
    • Super-White and x.v.Color output are now supported.
    • Downscaled output of Blu-ray Discs is now supported. When 720p is selected as the video output setting of the PS3™ system, Blu-ray Discs that were recorded in 1080p or 1080i resolution can be played in 720p resolution.

    Game

    • You can now move copy-prohibited saved data for PlayStation® format software and PlayStation®2 format software to a PS3™ system.

    Network

    • The options menu items under [Download Management] have been changed.

    Friends

    • [Display Photo] has been added to the voice / video chat options menu.

    Other

    • New for 1.82: Playability status with the PS3™ system has changed for some PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 format titles. To check on the latest status, visit the search site for compatible titles.
    • New for 1.81: The stability of the network connection used during gameplay has been improved for some PlayStation®2 format software titles that support online gaming.
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PS3™ System Software Update 1.70

    Overall

    • You can now use the force feedback function of some accessories for use with PlayStation®2 format software. For a list of compatible accessories, select here.
    • You can now download PlayStation® format software from PlayStation®Store and play it on the PS3™ system. Some titles can be played on both PS3™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) systems.
    • You can now download PlayStation® format software and play it on the PS3™ system.

    Game

    • You can now use saved data from PlayStation® format software on both PS3™ and PSP® systems.
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PS3™ System Software Update 1.60

    Overall

    • Precision Zoom: You can automatically enlarge to optimal viewing size the area on the screen where the pointer is located. By analyzing the Web page source, the system automatically calculates the best enlargement ratio based on the area where the pointer is located.
    • Adjusting the resolution: You can adjust Web page size for optimal viewing based on the PS3™ system’s video output resolution. A setting to reduce flickering of the screen when outputting in interlace mode has also been added.
    • You can now use a full-size on-screen keyboard to enter text
    • Support for background downloading of data has been added.
    • You can now download and use the Folding@home™ program. Folding@home™ is a distributed computing project that is run by Stanford University. The goal of the project is to research protein folding mechanisms in the hope that this will lead to medical treatments for related diseases. Using the Folding@home™ program, you can participate in this project over the Internet. Note that the program must first be downloaded and installed on your PS3™ system.
    • You can now use the remote play feature from a PSP® system via an access point. You can establish a remote play connection with a PS3™ system that is not equipped with the wireless LAN feature (20 GB model)
    • Support for playback of BD-RE (Blu-ray Disc Rewritable) ver 3.0 has been added.
    • The PS3™ system can now automatically detect an HDMI connection to a TV. If the PS3™ system is turned on with an HDMI cable connected, the screen for switching video output settings will be displayed automatically.*
      * Does not function unless the TV that is connected by the HDMI cable is turned on.
      * If you are already using the HDMI OUT connector, the screen for switching video output settings will not be displayed.

    Settings

    • Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, Chinese (Simplified) and Chinese (Traditional) have been added as options in [System Language] under [System Settings].
    • You can now select the character set to be used for file names under [System Settings] > [Character Set].
    • [Enable WMA Playback] has been added as an option under [System Settings].
    • [Disc Auto-Start] has been added as an option under [System Settings].
    • You can now restore backed up data to another PS3™ system under [System Settings] > [Backup Utility].
    • You can now register a keyboard and a mouse under [Accessory Settings] > [Register Bluetooth® Device].
    • [Remote Play Settings] has been added as an option.

    Music

    • Support for playback of DSD (Direct Stream Digital) discs has been added. *
      * These discs are music discs created using SonicStage Mastering Studio Version 2.1 or later or DSD Direct Version 2.0 or later (both Sony products, sold separately).

    Video

    • Motion JPEG and AVCHD (.m2ts) have been added as playable formats.

    Network

    • [Download Management] has been added as a feature.

    Friends

    • [Start New Chat]has been added as an option.
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PS3™ System Software Update 1.50-1.54

    Users

    • You can now select an image to use as the User icon from [Photo].

    Settings

    • [Key Tone] has been added as an option under [Sound Settings].
    • [Delete Backup Data] has been added as an option under [System Settings] > [Backup Utility].
    • WEP 128, WPA-PSK (TKIP) and WPA-PSK (AES) have been added as security methods that can be used with [AOSS™] under [Automatic].*
      * If you have already set up for AOSS using an earlier version of the system software, you must perform AOSS setup again to use the security methods listed above.
      * When [Automatic] is selected, the security method to be used is automatically set.
      * AOSS is a trademark of Buffalo, Inc.

    Game

    • New for 1.51: Support for PlayStation®3 format software titles has been expanded.

    Friends

    • New for 1.54: [Screen Mode] has been added as an option in the options menu for video chat. The image of the person you are chatting with during video chat can now be changed to match the screen size.
    • New for 1.54: You can now use a compatible USB camera compliant with USB video class (UVC) for video chat.

      * For information on supported models and usage instructions, contact the retailer where the cameras are sold.

    • The method for saving your password / signing in automatically under PlayStation®Network has been changed. There are now two separate options.

    Other

    • You can now enter text in Korean using the on-screen keyboard.
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PS3™ System Software Update 1.30-1.32

    Settings

    • You can now register the BD remote control in [Register Bluetooth® Device] under [Accessory Settings].
    • BD/DVD Video Output Format (HDMI)] has been added as an option under [BD/DVD Settings].
    • [Backup Utility] has been added as a feature under [System Settings].
    • You can now select the hard disk format method in [Format Utility] and [Restore PS3™ System] under [System Settings].
    • The method of selecting output resolution has been changed in [Video Output Settings] under [Display Settings].

    Game

    • New for 1.31: You can now play PlayStation®2 format software titles that must be installed on the hard disk.

    Other

    • The compatibility of USB devices with PlayStation®2 format software titles has changed. For details on USB devices that can be used with system software version 1.30, select here.
    • New for 1.31: Playability status with the PS3™ system has changed for some PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 format titles. To check on the latest status, visit the search site for compatible titles.
    • New for 1.32: The online gaming functionality of the system software has been updated.
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PS3™ System Software Update 1.11

    Friends

    • [Account Management] has been added.

    Other

    • Some PlayStation®Network features have been revised.
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PS3™ System Software Update 1.10

    General

    • You can now use PlayStation®Network services.
    • You can now use the single tap text entry method on the on-screen keyboard for English and other European languages.

    Settings

    • [Audio CD Output Frequency] has been added as a feature under [Music Settings].
    • [Enable ATRAC] has been added as a feature under [System Settings].
    • [Cross Color Reduction Filter] has been added as a feature under [Display Settings].
    • [After 5 Minutes] has been added as an option to [Screensaver] under [Display Settings].

    Video

    • You can now select [Full Screen] under [Screen Mode] when playing video files saved on the hard disk or storage media.*.
      *An appropriate USB adaptor (not included) is required to use storage media with some models.

    Network

    • You can now download and save music and video files on the hard disk under [Internet Browser].
    • You can now download the following types of content under [PlayStation®Store].
    • PlayStation®3 format software
    • PlayStation®Network titles*
      * The term "PlayStation®Network titles" refers to PlayStation® format games (PS one) downloaded from PlayStation®Store and PSP format games distributed electronically.
    • Simplified and traditional Chinese characters can now be displayed under [Internet Browser].
    • [Online Instruction Manuals] has been added as a feature.

    Other

  • The method of calculating hard disk capacity has been changed.
      * Free space on the hard disk is calculated as 1 GB (1024 x 1024 x 1024) = approx. 1,073,740,000 bytes. As a result, the free space value displayed may be less than the value that is mentioned under specifications in the product documentation. You can check hard disk free space under [Settings] > [System Settings] > [System Information].
  • Playability status with the PS3™ system has changed for some PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 format titles. To check on the latest status, visit the search site for compatible titles.
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