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Old 07-02-2008, 05:30 AM
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Default Extra features in PS3 2.40 firmware..

Aside from the announced stuff:

Additionally, the way to quit games has also been modified in line with these changes, and a game can be exited by pressing the PS button during a game and selecting "Game" >> "Quit Game" from the XMB.

A new "Trophy" function has also been implemented. Games supporting this function will award trophies when pre-determined goals have been achieved in the game. The function serves as a guide for how far players have progressed thorugh a game, and progress can also be shared with friends.

On the XMB in general, added functions include a clock displayed on the XMB, a function to delete all entered text in the entry field when using text entry with a keyboard, and a function which displays an icon to indicate when operation of the PS button is disabled.

In "Users" under the XMB, an item has been added to power off the PS3 console. Under "Settings", options have been added to automatically power off after a system software update, and "assign controller", "controller vibration function" settings have been added under "accessory settings".

Under "Photos", as well as photos within a playlist becoming printable, when photos are sorted by month or year taken, an ascending and descending order option has been added.

Under "Music", a mini control panel can now be displayed while playing music, as well as "MP3 Surround" being added as a playable file type.

Under "Video", "Frame Noise Reduction" and "Block Noise Reduction" can now be
configured for vidoes stored on the HDD or storage media, and upconverting output is also supported. Additionally, Blu-ray Disc upconverting, DVD Video DTS-ES and DTS 96/24 and Blu-ray Disc DTS-ES Matrix playback is supported.

Under "Internet Browser", "Search" has been added to the menu. Under the friends list, the number of friends that can be registered has been increased from 50 to 100, and the information screens of friends redesigned.

PS2 compatability has been further improved.

The PSN store has imaging caching and some new view modes added.

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Old 07-02-2008, 11:25 AM
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Under "Video", "Frame Noise Reduction" and "Block Noise Reduction" can now be configured for vidoes stored on the HDD or storage media, and upconverting output is also supported. Additionally, Blu-ray Disc upconverting, DVD Video DTS-ES and DTS 96/24 and Blu-ray Disc DTS-ES Matrix playback is supported.
Probably the best thing about the whole update.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:13 PM
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thank god for the in game xmb, 360 has had that for eternity. I dont like not being able to stay in my game and read messages,
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Can I be an idiot for a seccond and ask what "in game XMB" is?
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:07 PM
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Can I be an idiot for a seccond and ask what "in game XMB" is?
you can now pull up the XMB while in a game. XMB (the "dashboard") Used to be that you had to stop the game is all.
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comes with built in ps3 bricking utility as well....
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Thanks for the answer, doesn't seem like anything big... at least to me.
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"PS2 compatability has been further improved." such as?
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:16 AM
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"PS2 compatability has been further improved." such as?
I can't find PS2 info, but here is the official update info page http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/Ab...40_update.html
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comes with built in ps3 bricking utility as well....
hahaha. glad i didn't download it last night
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