Today Sony released an excellent new firmware upgrade!
- The PS3 can now upscale your DVDs up to 1080p resolution.
- Also for people with 720p native sets (like myself) can playback Blu-ray movies at 720p.
- PS/PS2 games can also be upscaled to 1080p resolution.
- Then they have added the ability to use the Remote Play with a PSP over the internet and some DNLA streaming features for media which I haven't checked out yet.
Just got a chance to tinker with the new update and I must say it is GREAT. My DVDs look multiple times better! I tried Lemony Snickets on DVD since it has such great art direction and cinematography and you can switch between the different upscaling options during playback and what a difference!
Also the 720p Blu-ray playback looks phenomenal! Pirates of the Caribbean looks amazing!
The PS3 is now a really strong Blu-ray/DVD player which makes me simply ecstatic which is great because it certainly is lacking the games department. Nonetheless, I am very happy with it as a movie player.
Man, between this update on the PS3 and the audio update on the HD DVD addon for the 360 I am one happy camper. Never really thought consoles could make such good movie players. (Especially happy about the PS3 improvements since it is practically nothing but a video player for me.)