AAPL Stock: 109.71 ( -1.6 )

Printed from

PS3 3.0 firmware live with new UI, multi-output audio

updated 11:50 pm EDT, Mon August 31, 2009

PS3 3 Firmware Live

Sony tonight quietly switched on its promised 3.0 firmware update for the PlayStation 3. The new version brings small but significant changes to the UI including icon-based shortcuts to recently available content, including downloads from the PlayStation Store and news from an in-XMB "What's New" section. Equally important is audio output to more than destination where it was previously limited to the main source, such as HDMI or the RCA output.

Other notable additions are animated theme backgrounds with matching avatars, a status bar in the upper right corner now shows new messages and friends online, and new features for trophies. Europeans should now have access to Sony's video service, while every region can now use the right analog stick to scrub through videos at different speeds.

The update as always is free and should work with both old models as well as the slim 120GB version.

by MacNN Staff




Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Polk Hinge Wireless headphones

Polk, a company well-established in the audio market, recently released a new set of headphones aimed at the lifestyle market. The Hin ...

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...


Most Commented