Complete PS3 Firmware Changes List

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PS3 Firmware 2.40

Postby edepot on Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:07 pm

PS3 Firmware 2.40

Released Jul 02, 2008

"Network"
• You can now perform an Internet search directly from the XMB™ screen
• [Search] has been added as an option in the browse mode menu of the Internet browser.

"Game"
• You can now access the XMB™ screen while playing PLAYSTATION®3 format software
• Playability of some PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation® format software has been improved
• The procedure for quitting PLAYSTATION®3 format software has been changed.
• You can now collect trophies in games that support the trophy feature.

"Overall"
• You can now see the system clock on the XMB™ screen. The date and time that were set under [Settings] > [Date and Time] are displayed.
• When using a keyboard, you can now clear the entire text entry field at once.
• The (Stop Sign) icon is now displayed when you press the PS button for an operation that cannot be performed.

"Users"
• You can now turn off the PS3™ system from the XMB™ screen using the [Turn Off System] option.

"Settings"
• You can now set the PS3™ system to turn off automatically after updating the system software.
• [Reassign Controllers] and [Controller Vibration Function] have been added as options under [Accessory Settings].

"Photo"
• You can now print images from a playlist.
• You can now sort items that are grouped in a folder by month or year using the [Film Date ] or [Film Date ] options.

"Video"
• You can now use the [Frame Noise Reduction] and [Block Noise Reduction] settings for video content that is saved on the hard disk or storage media.
• You can now play upscaled video content that is saved on the hard disk or storage media. When the video content is played, it is upscaled automatically to match the screen size.
• Upscaling of Blu-ray Disc (BDAV) video content is now supported.
• For DTS playback on DVD-Video and Blu-ray Disc media, DTS-ES and DTS 96/24 for DVD-Video and DTS-ES Matrix for Blu-ray Discs are now supported.*
* "DTS" is a trademark of DTS Inc.

"Friends"
• The number of Friends who can be added to a Friends list has been increased from 50 to 100.
• The [Information] screen has been redesigned and renamed as [Profile].
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PS3 Firmware 2.41

Postby edepot on Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:08 pm

PS3 Firmware 2.41

Released Jul 08, 2008


"Undocumented"
• Platinum trophy icon changed.
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PS3 Firmware 2.42

Postby edepot on Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:08 pm

PS3 Firmware 2.42

Released Jul 30, 2008

"Game"
• This update improves the playback quality of some PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation format software.
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PS3 Firmware 2.43

Postby edepot on Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:38 pm

PS3 Firmware 2.43

Released Sep 17, 2008

"Network"
• The version 2.43 system software update supports the release of video rental content on the PLAYSTATION®Store for the Japan region.
• You do not need to perform this update if your PS3™ system software is version 2.42 or later. However if you do perform the update, it will not harm your system.
• If your PS3™ system software has not been updated to at least version 2.41, the system will prompt you to update to version 2.43 when you sign in to the PLAYSTATION®Network.
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PS3 Firmware 2.50

Postby edepot on Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:24 am

PS3 Firmware 2.50

Released Oct 12, 2008

"Users"
• You now have an option to set the PS3™ system to turn off automatically after a background download or installation of content has completed. This option is available when you turn off the system under [Users] > [Turn Off System] while content is being downloaded or installed.

"Settings"
• [BD/DVD Settings] has been renamed to [Video Settings].
• Under [Video Settings], the [Cinema Conversion] option has been renamed to [BD/DVD Cinema Conversion] and the [Upscale] option has been renamed to [BD/DVD Upscaler].
• [Sequential Playback] has been added as an option under [Video Settings].
• [DivX® VOD Registration Code] has been added under [System Settings]. You must use this registration code to authenticate and register the PS3™ system to be able to play video files that are compatible with the DivX® VOD (Video On Demand) service on your system. For details, visit the DivX® website.
* DivX, DivX Certified, and associated logos are trademarks of DivX, Inc. and are used under license.
• [Power Save Settings] has been added as an option under [Settings]. To save power, the PS3™ system and wireless controllers can be set to turn off automatically after a certain period of inactivity.
• Under [Accessory Settings] > [Audio Device Settings], the method for reconnecting Bluetooth® devices has been changed.
• Under [Accessory Settings] > [Keyboard Type], you can now choose the following keyboard types: [German Keyboard (Switzerland)], [French Keyboard (Canada)] and [French Keyboard (Switzerland)].
• Under [Printer Settings] > [Printer Selection], you can now select printers that support network connectivity. You can also select HP printers using the [HP] option.

"Music"
• You can now select one of nine volume output levels using the [Volume Control] setting on the control panel (or the mini-size control panel).
• [Pause] has been added as an icon on the mini-size control panel.

"Video"
• You can now select one of nine volume output levels using the [Volume Control] setting on the control panel.
• [Scene Search] has been added as an option on the control panel.
• You can now use the [Mosquito Noise Reduction] setting for video content that is saved on the hard disk or storage media. Use this setting to reduce mosquito noise that appears on the edges of visual images.
• During BD (BDAV) and DVD playback, a technique known as “chroma upsampling” is now automatically selected based on the movement of objects within the video content and then applied to enhance images in the content.

"Game"
• [Sync with Server] has been added as an option under [Trophy Collection].
• By pressing the PS button while playing PLAYSTATION®3 format software, you can now view information from the [Settings and Connection Status List] option under [Network Settings].*
* This feature is not available for use with some PLAYSTATION®3 format software.

"Network"
• Support for Adobe® Flash® Player 9 has been added to [Internet Browser].*
* “Adobe” and “Flash” are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

"PlayStation®Network"
• The way to disable the automatic sign-in option and the way to sign out from PlayStation®Network have been changed.
• In PlayStation®Store, the design of the [View Downloads] and [View Cart] buttons has been changed, and a [Redeem Codes] button has been added.

"Friends"
• You can now view information about the most recent sign-in for Friends who are on your Friends list.*
* If you do not set the correct date and time in the [Date and Time] settings under [Settings] > [Date and Time Settings], this information may not be displayed.


• Support for the PS3 Official Bluetooth Headset - This latest firmware installment enables High-Quality (HQ) mode, which delivers clear and wide-band online voice chat. On top of that, an added on-screen indicator shows battery status, volume level and use of HQ mode.

• PlayStation Trophies interface enhancements - On 1st part of the profile page you’ll see a symbol under level that represents level and the actual percentage towards the next level along with the existing level meter. The level symbol carries over to the trophy comparison screen where you will now be able to see your level, your friend’s level and the percentage towards the next level for both users along with all of the game by game comparison information you see today.

• Video – This update adds the Scene Search feature similar to the feature on the PSP. Activating this feature while viewing a video on the PS3 will break the video up into scenes that you can quickly access by pressing the X button. You can break the videos into one, two or five minute intervals. In addition, you can now choose to have all of the videos under the video section of the XMB play in sequence. Go to Settings then Video Settings to turn this option on.

• PlayStation Store – We’ve added a redeem codes option right on the store to make it easier to redeem your PlayStation Network Cards and promotion codes. In addition, PlayStation Network Sign Up and Account Management have been redesigned.





"Undocumented"
• A special Recovery Menu is added to the PS3. While PS3 is in standby mode, press and hold power button for 3 beeps, repeat until you hear two short beeps, then release power button. The extra menu options are: Restart System, Restore Default Settings, Restore File System, Rebuild Database, Restore PS3 System, and System Update.
• Information Board content now has ability to link to PlayStation Store items.
• EXIF (Exchangeable Image File Format) information can be displayed from photos.
• In-game screen shots now supported in compatible PS3 games.
• Running AVCHD BD-J Java programs from external drive disabled.
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PS3 Firmware 2.51

Postby edepot on Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:25 am

PS3 Firmware 2.51

Released Oct 27, 2008 (FOR PS3 TEST UNITS ONLY)
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PS3 Firmware 2.52

Postby edepot on Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:25 am

PS3 Firmware 2.52

Released Nov 05, 2008

"Game"
• The playback quality of some PLAYSTATION®3 format software has been improved.
• A text entry issue that occurs when using the on-screen keyboard, USB keyboard or Bluetooth® keyboard with some PLAYSTATION®3 format software has been addressed.
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PS3 Firmware 2.53

Postby edepot on Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:26 am

PS3 Firmware 2.53

Released Dec 02, 2008

"Network"
• The full-screen mode setting in Adobe® Flash® Player is now supported in the Internet Browser.*
* “Adobe” and “Flash” are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
• Live movie (using RTMP format) playability
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PS3 Firmware 2.60

Postby edepot on Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:21 pm

PS3 Firmware 2.53

Released Jan 21, 2009

Main Features Revised in System Software Version 2.60

You can now create special albums using the photos you've imported. Sort your photos with unique grouping options or add frames to your photos. With this feature you can have more fun enjoying your memories. This feature is available in [Photo] > [Photo Gallery].


"Main"
• Photo Gallery
• Guest access to PlayStation Store – This enables non-PlayStation Network members to browse through the storefront to check out the latest games, demos, videos, etc.
• DivX 3.11 support – Videos in this format can now be played on PS3.


"Undocumented"
• Safe Mode
• Blu-Ray Disc Theme Support
• HDD Data can be accessed and deleted in-game
• 3-D Secure Support
• Improved System Stabilty
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PS3 Firmware 2.70

Postby edepot on Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:49 pm

PS3 Firmware 2.53

Released April 2, 2009


Main Features Revised in System Software Version 2.70

You can now perform text chat with people who are on your Friends list. You can chat with you while you are playing a game.
To use this feature, go to [Friends] > [Start New Chat], and then select [Text Chat].

Using the Internet, you can now easily search for the latest information about the games that
To use this feature, select the icon for the game, and then select [Internet search] from the options menu.

You can now copy and paste text.
You can now copy text from the Internet browser and paste it into the text entry field of the on-screen keyboard to make it easier to enter text.

You can now set an option to reduce the difference in volume level between tracks to help avoid sudden, loud output.
You can set this option in [Settings] > [Music Settings] > [Dynamic Normalizer].



"Settings"
[Dynamic Normalizer] has been added as an option under [Music Settings].

"Video"
• You can now selectively back up content (file type MNV) that was downloaded from the Video Store of PlayStation®Store and you can restore files that you selectively backed up to the same PS3™ system. You can use this feature to back up both SD (standard definition) and HD (high definition) resolution content.

"Game"
• You can now easily search the Internet for information about your PLAYSTATION®3 format software, as well as for games you purchased from PlayStation®Store. Select the icon for the game, and then select [Internet Search] from the options menu to get search results based on the game title.

"Network"
• You can now copy and paste text from a Web page viewed in the Internet browser.
• [Copy Address of This Page] and [Copy Address of This Link] have been added as options under [File] in the browse mode menu of the Internet browser.
• [Browser Security] has been added as an option to the browse mode menu of the Internet browser. The websites for the Web filtering services that used to be listed under [Bookmarks] have been moved under this new option.

"Friends"
• The order in which Friends are listed in the Friends list has been changed. You can now sort by name (alphabetical order) and by status, listing both online and offline Friends by the last time online. When you have pending requests to add Users as Friends, the icons for these Users are now displayed at the top of the Friends list.
• The maximum size for files that can be attached to messages has been increased to 3 MB.




"Undocumented"
• Trophy comparison with others are now sorted by games you currently own first.
• When downloading directly (not in background), estimated time left and percentage complete is shown.
• Polish, Greek, Czech, Slovak, and Turkish support has been added to Internet Browser
• Videos you’ve purchased for PSP (PlayStation Portable) system can now be transferred to PS3 for playback
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