No it doesn't as far as I can tell IanJ, but here are the two notable features that I hadn't really seen elsewhere (that or I didn't read the press release hard enough). I would have typed up all of the changes that were listed before I updated but I didn't think about it until I had already hit X.
- You can now stream music/videos from other computers on the same network as the PS3.
- Printing, Zoom, and a new slideshow are new features in the photo area.
I updated to 1.80 tonight... have been testing out the upscaling and such. Everything looks good so far.
Even turned on Media Sharing in WMP11 on my PC (Library -> Media sharing) and it was autodetected by the PS3 and I was able to play my PC's music files on the PS3 right away!
One word of caution.. If you use Remote Play with your PSP, I would not update yet! You now have to "register" your PSP with the PS3 (hook up via USB cable) so it can be paired with your PS3 and be able to use remote play. I tried to register mine and it couldn't detect my PSP (custom firmware 3.40 OE-A) I don't know if the PSP firmware 3.50 is needed before this feature will work correctly, or if it is not letting me because it is doing some sort of firmware check on the PSP! just a word of warning...
I was playing FF8 before the update, downloaded the update, switched on scaling/smoothing (you actually have to activate smoothing yourself...it's not on by default), and can say it looks quite a bit better now after the patch.
Don't expect any miracles, but it's pretty decent (at least on the one PS1 game I've tested).
Edit: RobtheSlob, I had to hook my PSP via USB to my PS3 to recognize it starting at 1.7 and it worked with it during the last patch. Maybe they added some trigger to be tripped if they detected custom firmware on your PSP or something. Oh well, I'm sure we'll have a workaround soon enough.
Last edited by coheedcollapse; 05-24-2007 at 03:26 AM