Sony release firmware 2.10

Today Sony announced the latest software update for PS3, the focus on which is the advancement of its home entertainment functionality.

DivX Support

The PS3 now natively supports the DivX and VC-1 video playback codecs, significantly expand the multimedia capabilities of PS3 without the need for unreliable transcoding software. Xvid files are also said to be supported.

Blu-ray 1.1

With the introduction of Blu-ray Profile 1.1 (known as Bonus View) the PS3 will be able to fully exploit the potential of the new Blu-ray movies coming to market in 2008. With features such as Picture in Picture (PiP), the exceptional visual clarity offered by Blu-ray is further enhanced with richer features and interactive content.

Voice Changer

Version 2.10 also introduces this voice changer feature to “enhance” Voice Chat on PS3, enabling users to alter the tone and pitch of their voice from the Control panel during AV Chat. Will everyone sound like Alvin and the Chipmunks?