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PS3 Software Version 4.0 Releases This Week
Tags: PlayStation 3, Firmware Updates, PlayStation Vita (all tags)
The system will be updated to play nice with the Vita, allowing you to use the system for content management and backup.
It's been a while since we've had an even numbered update to the PS3, which means that we're in for a big one. The primary features coming to the PS3 in the latest update are, as you might expect, related to the upcoming PlayStation Vita.
Patch 4.0 will let your PS3 act as a storage device of sorts for the Vita. You'll be able to transfer movies, games and even update software on the Vita using the PS3. You can back up saves too, which is essential, as anyone whose lost a memory card in the past will tell you.
The update also give PlayStation Plus members the ability to enable or disable automatic updates on games, system software, recommended titles and trophy information.
Of course, those are only the pre-patch notes. Once everything is up and running, Sony will release a full list of what's new and what was changed.
Source: PlayStation Blog
PS3 Update v2.3 released, Adds DTS-HD Master Audio (Updated)
Tags: PlayStation 3, Firmware Updates (all tags)
Sony launched Firmware Update v2.30 for the Playstation 3 today, bringing with it a number of updates to the Playstation Store, as well as DTS-HD Master Audio.
Editor's Note - Sony has now updated the link to the online firmware update for downloading.
The eagerly anticipated update brings with it a redesign of the PS3's online store, with changes to its navigability and content offerings, as well as previews of add-ons, games, and videos.
As we've previously reported, this latest PS3 update also gives owners the ability to play back audio that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master at super high variable bit rates. DTS-HD Master Audio has been included in several stand-alone Blu-ray players, but its availability on the PS3 now brings full spectrum premium audio to an even larger audience.
The firmware update can now be installed through your system's online interface, or via direct download here.