PS3 Version 3.0 Released Today

Almost hidden amongst all the recent hype lately of the PS3 Slim is the fact that Sony announced version 3.0 to release on September 1st.  Oh look, today is September 1st!!!  So yes, it did release. 🙂  Some of the features are listed below.

Any North American Blu-ray importers may have experienced an issue with PAL playback where the disc would inexplicably stop playing.  This problem, to do with refresh rates, has now been fixed.

UK PS3 users will be getting a BBC iPlayer application, so they can use the excellent catch-up service directly from the PS3’s menu rather than the web.

Audio can now be output over HDMI, Optical and Multi-AV all at the same time, so there won’t be any need to change the settings every time you don’t want to use your receiver.  The default setting will get the full multi-channel feed, while the others will be fed a stereo signal.

No ps3 blu-ray remote, no problem!  Because  the analogue sticks on your controller now control video playback.  A nudge to pause and a forward or reverse circular motion will see the video advance or rewind. 

A slew of comic books and paid avatars are coming to the psn along with the already released LBP animated theme with more to come.

A new look with your friends list and some minute tweaks should have you enthralled.  What is your favorite new feature in version 3.0 ?

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