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Old 05-23-2007, 10:17 AM
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Default PS3 Firmware 1.80 on 5/24: Now with 1080p Upscaling!

Same text at a lot of places (my original source was Three Speech):
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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

London, 24 May 2007 – 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 dramatically1 enhance the viewing pleasure of their DVD collection when viewed through a compatible HD TV set. Not only are DVD movies 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 PS3’s 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 PS3’s credentials as a home entertainment hub that truly deserves pride of place in the Living Room.

A host of other enhancements includes the ability to print photo images stored on PS3’s hard disk drive or inserted storage media to a selection of Epson printers via USB connection.

PS3 owners will be able to upgrade their PS3 with the latest Version 1.80 firmware from 24th May 2007.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:43 PM
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I'll be curious to see how the upscaling compares with my A2.

Now just give us dts:hd MA!!!! Please!!!!
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Ready for download now!


Upscale works great! you can even toggle it on and off to see the diff

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Also supports 1080p/24. The PS3 positions itself as the best BluRay player available with this update.
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I keep hearting my PS3 more
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Hi everyone,
This is my first post and I want to thank you all for keeping me informed and entertained (smackdown section)on BD and HdDVD. You guys are great.

Like alot people I updated my ps3 to firmware ver. 1.8. I was excited to have the DVD upscaler option but when I switched it on the watch a SD DVD I did not really notice a difference in the PQ. Is it just me or do you guys feel the same way?

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Hi everyone,
This is my first post and I want to thank you all for keeping me informed and entertained (smackdown section)on BD and HdDVD. You guys are great.

Like alot people I updated my ps3 to firmware ver. 1.8. I was excited to have the DVD upscaler option but when I switched it on the watch a SD DVD I did not really notice a difference in the PQ. Is it just me or do you guys feel the same way?

thanks.
Theres not going to be a massive difference no. Thats why we have bluray !!
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This firmware update also solved the problem I had passing a 720P signal to my TV. I'm using a Panny 42TX600U and a Pioneer Elite VSX72TX, while the Panny claims to support a 1080P signal the PS3 has never detected that. Doesn't really matter since the Panny is 720P native.

Before when the PS3 was set to 720P max most 1080P material would drop down to 480P. Switch it to 1080I and I would get a 1080I signal then. I heard this was a pretty common problem.

Now, with the new update and the PS3 set back to 720P max it is passing a 720P signal on BD titles, all is well now! Haven't checked out the upconverting yet but I'm looking foward to it on both SD DVD discs and PS2 games.

Of course, this still isn't keeping me from drooling over one of the new Elite receivers with a Faroudja chip handling all the conversions, would love to just have the receiver send 720P to the Panny and not worry about it.
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Your current Pioneer Elite receiver, although has HDMI video passthrough does NOT not support 1080p passthrough. That was the difference between the 7x and the 8x line.
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Thanks for the info, Pioneer customer service gave me a different answer (and they still haven't gotten back to me on supported sample rates) but I figured it was the receiver.

As I said, not a big deal with a 720P native plasma though although I did think the TV would have the best converter of the lot.
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