Sony Plan 2.20 PS3 Firmware Update For Next Week

SCEE has announced that they will be updating the PS3 firware to 2.20 sometime later next week. The update will will add Blu-ray Disc Profile 2.0 (known as BD-LIVE). This will add the ability to take full advantage of interactive features, such as downloadable video content, ringtones, games to the PS3. In addition to BD-LIVE, the system software update will enable photo and music playlists on a PS3 to be copied to a PSP. The following new features will also be included in the system software update:

· “Resume play” will enable PS3 to start playing a BD and DVD video 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’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.