Update: We received word from [Register or Login to view links] today that they have received the new[Register or Login to view links] in stock for only $85 in BOTH the TA-79/81 and TA-82/86 versions. They also let us know they are still offering their April special in May on the [Register or Login to view links] for only $36 each... sweet deals! Also, for PS3 v1.80 users we have added a PS3 AVI Transcoding On-The-Fly Guide- enjoy! 2
As planned, today PS3 Firmware v1.80 is now available for download ([Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links]). kizman has shared with us on iRC EFnet #PS3News a few comparision pics of the newupscaling as follows: [Scaling: ON / Filtering: OFF]Pic #1 and Pic #2. Although there is no official changelog posted yet on [Register or Login to view links], yesterday's [Register or Login to view links] detailed what is to be expected in version 1.80. Needless to say, we don't recommend updating your PS3 Firmware if you are looking forward to running PS3 iSOs and homebrew when a method is publically available... so do it at your own risk. Please post all related feedback in our ongoing PS3 v1.80 Firmware available for download! Forum thread.
In related news, $ony is also preparing to release PSP Firmware v3.50 at the end of this month, which reportedly is set to further enhance PS3-to-PSP connectivity by providing support for the PS3's new Internet-enabled Remote Play feature (available in PS3 Firmware v1.80). This allows PSP users to access their PS3 remotely from any available WiFi connection.