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PS3 Firmware 2.20 Update supporting Blu-ray Profile 2.0 Coming Soon

PS3 The Blu-ray 2.0 spec or BD-Live will officially see the light of the day by March-end and Sony has now revealed that the PlayStation 3 firmware update v2.20 will bundle the new exciting features to the PS3. Owners of Sony’s next-gen console will be able to access downloadable video content, ringtones, interactive movie-based games, and lots more thanks to the new software. In addition, users will also be able to copy photos and music playlists over USB from their PS3 to the PSP

Scott A. Steinberg, vice president, product marketing, SCEA said, “With Blu-ray established as the high-definition optical disc standard, more consumers are ready to jump in and take advantage of everything the format offers.” Adding, “Whether you want to download movie extras, send ringtones to your phone, or play interactive games, BD-LIVE will offer exciting new ways to enjoy a Blu-ray movie. With these regular firmware updates and future-proofed technology, SCEA is making the 10-year lifecycle of PS3 possible.”

Some of the key features that the Blu-ray 2.0 spec or BD-Live will sport are:

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  • “Resume play” will enable PS3 system to start playing a Blu-ray disc and DVD at the point it was stopped, even if the disc had been removed.
  • “Audio Output Device” will be a new Remote Play setting, enabling PSP to serve as a remote control for music played through PS3.
  • PS3 system’s Internet browser will be enhanced: Video files directly linked from a Web page will be able to be streamed, and the browser’s view speed will be improved.
  • DivX and WMV format videos that are larger than 2GB will be playable.
  • “Mosquito Noise Reduction” will be added as an AV setting in the control panel of the DVD/BD player for improved movie playback.