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Old 05-23-2007, 08:24 AM   #1
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PS3 Firmware 1.80 Tomorrow: DVD/PS2/PS1 Upscaling

Sony has announced features of the next firmware update set to the the Playstation Network tomorrow. Among those features are DVD upscaling up to 1080p over HDMI connections as well as PS2/PS1 game upscaling over Component and HDMI connections. There are a few new features added to the remote play, like the ability to play media from your PS3 anywhere in the world on your PSP via the Internet.

Full Press Release after the break...

I guess the rumored 2.0 update was a big hoax.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:24 AM   #2
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Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) 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 dramatically enhance the viewing pleasure of their DVD collection when viewed through a compatible HD TV set1. Not only can DVD movies be 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 include the ability to print photo images stored on PS3’s hard disk or inserted storage media to a selection of Epson printers.

PS3 owners will be able to upgrade their PS3 with the latest Version 1.80 firmware from 24th May 2007.

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1. DVD-ROM (including DVD Video content) can only be upscaled with HDMI compatible TV sets.

2. Use of Remote Play requires a powered up PS3 with Version 1.80 as well as PSP firmware version 3.50 which will be available at the end of May.

3. DLNA – Digital Living Network Alliance. For more info on DLNA, please see http://www.dlna.org/en/consumer/home
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:27 AM   #3
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Haha, I literally just submitted this 2 seconds ago. Very nice to see this finally get added.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:28 AM   #4
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Seems the 24th is going to be a good day for many PS3 owners.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:28 AM   #5
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Upscaling? Nice.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:29 AM   #6
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Upscaled God of War 2, + normal DVDs?

Awesome features.

*Waiting for easi to spin this negatively*
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:32 AM   #7
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Holy Sh*t!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:34 AM   #8
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Wait, didn't Kamalot say that he'd buy a PS3 when it upscaled all PS2 games?
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:37 AM   #9
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Yeah, I think I'll be picking up GoW 2 this weekend. I was waiting for this feature until I decided to pick it up.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:39 AM   #10
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Upscaling, eh?

Crap; I'm interested now...I don't have a PS2 (yeah, yeah...I know. Shut up!). I like to buy the newest hardware if it's BC with the older games.

Gotta think on this. Wii or PS3? Oh my, oh my...
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:41 AM   #11
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Yay for remote play and yay for upscaling, boo for needing HDMI for dvd upscaling. BOOOOO.

On another note, won't PS1 games look like ubershit upscaled to 1080p?
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:44 AM   #12
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Yay for remote play and yay for upscaling, boo for needing HDMI for dvd upscaling. BOOOOO.

On another note, won't PS1 games look like ubershit upscaled to 1080p?
I'm pretty certain that they'll look just as bad, or better, than if the hardware(TV) just stretches them out.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:45 AM   #13
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HDMI FTMFW!

That's all I use for my consoles, but anywho yes they will probably look like ass

oh and I didn't get in the Warhawk Beta bastids
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:45 AM   #14
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Yay for remote play and yay for upscaling, boo for needing HDMI for dvd upscaling. BOOOOO.

On another note, won't PS1 games look like ubershit upscaled to 1080p?
I haven't looked too hard but every DVD player I have seen recently requires you use HDMI to upscale. The max my dvd player will do with anything other than HDMI is 480p.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:46 AM   #15
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I haven't looked too hard but every DVD player I have seen recently requires you use HDMI to upscale. The max my dvd player will do with anything other than HDMI is 480p.
I have one that you can "hack" to make it upscale over component(with the remote!). HDCP is really, really annoying.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:47 AM   #16
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I may need to invest in an HDMI cable and an HDMI -> DVI connecter.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:49 AM   #17
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I may need to invest in an HDMI cable and an HDMI -> DVI connecter.
Cut out the middle man and get an HDMI->DVI Cable. I had one at one time.

But be careful - DVI and HDMI are SUPPOSED to be fully compatible. Sometimes, however, they aren't due to the different versions of HDCP. It was a nice way for the entiretainment industry to screw over any one who bought an HDTV before HDMI came out.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:50 AM   #18
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You FUCKERS.

I'm going to have to buy one, now.

God dammit.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:51 AM   #19
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I may need to invest in an HDMI cable and an HDMI -> DVI connecter.
I actually have a cable if your interested, I no longer need it. I used it for my shuttle PC played wow on my 40"
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:55 AM   #20
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I actually have a cable if your interested, I no longer need it. I used it for my shuttle PC played wow on my 40"
Hmm, cool, yeah, I more than likely am. Freeing up another componant connection on my TV would mean I could actually hook my XBOX or GC back up too, which would be nice.

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Cut out the middle man and get an HDMI->DVI Cable. I had one at one time.

But be careful - DVI and HDMI are SUPPOSED to be fully compatible. Sometimes, however, they aren't due to the different versions of HDCP. It was a nice way for the entiretainment industry to screw over any one who bought an HDTV before HDMI came out
I wasn't even aware a cable like that existed, but it makes sense. Hopefully it works out.
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