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The Playstation3 version 3.00 firmware was made available by auto
update and downloads around the globe recently, promising XMB (Xross
Media Bar) interface changes, nice additions to the menu and also
allowing simultaneous multi audio output.

Lets check out what this this firmware promises …

cover pic Playstation3 v3.00 Firmware Review

The Playstation3 version 3.00 firmware was made available by auto
update and downloads around the globe recently, promising XMB (Xross
Media Bar) interface changes, nice additions to the menu and also
allowing simultaneous multi audio output.

Lets check out what this this firmware promises …

Lets have a breakdown on what are the interesting stuff you might notice in the new firmware update

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yes 2.80, we will remember you..

If you are still on the old firmware, you will be prompted to update to
the latest version once you are in the main menu. Don’t be shy, give it
a try and update your firmware.

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updating!

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a new bootup screen

Changes to your interface

Dynamic Custom Themes and interface tweaks:

Upon bootup into your new firmware, you’ll
be greeted with the new default stardust-filled background and also a
new bootup PS3 logo (much for your ego). As of now, there isn’t any
other dynamic backgrounds except one which is from Little Big Planet
and that costs a fee (American PSN only, Asia not yet).

Another thing you might have notice is
that the text labels will fade in and out when you move your cursor. In
addition, if you select an item in the XMB, you will get a more obvious
bokeh effect of the background. Last but not least, the text fonts
appear bigger even in 1080p.

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New Upgrade to Indicators (Top right of your XMB):

Right, a more detailed status indicator
can be seen in the screen, showing how many friends are online,
controller battery indicator, pending messages and many more.

Other tweaks

  • Copy-Paste function is now available for web browser and messages
  • Audio can be output to multiple connectors from Settings> Sound Settings > Audio Multi Output.
  • Web Browser Screenshot can be saved by pressing Triangle button in Internet Browser and go to File> Save a screenshot
  • Device such as a PSP can be manually set for Remote Play. (Ready for Sony Ericsson Aino?)
  • Right direction analog control can be used for slow playback, fast forward or fast reverse during video playback
  • The info board has been replaced with “What’s New”. It will come up
    as first thing when you start up your PS3, and will be updated
    regularly.
  • The Playstation Store icon has been added in the Games section.
  • Video icon that will take you to the video section of the Playstation Store
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