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PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.0 Update is Now Released & Mandatory!

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276w ago - Update: A full changelog is now available HERE!

Ever since PS3 Firmware 3.0 was first announced at GamesCom 2009 excitement has been [Register or Login to view links] for the update's release.

Even Sony's Eric Lempel stated that it will indeed be the last major PS3 Firmware update of the year.

Those wondering what changes PS3 Firmware 3.0 brings to the table can check out the details direct from Sony.

Finally, for those who don't use the PS3 System Software Updater, you can now download the mandatory PS3 Firmware 3.0 update below for both the PS3 and PS3 Slim directly- cheers!

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#14 - Zerotacg - 269w ago
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updated to 3.01 just recently as it seems they improved media playback from within the browser.
prior to 3.01 you could only fast forward up to x20 or x30 and the scene selection was disabled.
pls someone with 3.00 or less try scene selection on a vid opened in the browser (not downloaded).

it's not some killer feature, but since I use my local webserver rather then a media server it comes in quite handy.

#13 - PSPSwampy - 275w ago
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Shame they couldn't include the Bravia Sync feature in the firmware for the fat PS3 would have loved that with my new 46inch Bravia panel!

damn them - i might have to actually sell my original 60gb and get a slim.
(Then again, i'm not THAT bothered!)


#12 - MMBtalk - 276w ago
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I have tried to check if there is any feature worth getting excited about and I think there are some nice gimmicks but of which I am remotely interested. I am hoping per chance the browser will be faster or have improved navigation and also have the ability to play flash videos directly outside the browser. Then I will notice some difference.

For those who are in Europe or America there are some services that have become available; here in South Africa and I think in Australia our wait for the playTV if ever it will come has been forever and even some of these services such as Vidzone may never get to our shores!

#11 - gtxboyracer - 276w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Organicjerk View Post
Hrmm... why would people not use the System Update software to update the bios?

Is there some sort of advantage or patching that I should be aware of before I download and apply this new bios?

3 Reasons mainly -
1, Sometimes downloading firmware updates via PSN can be really slow and can't use the system while it downloads.

2, Downloading on PC, you can use a multi-threaded downloader like FDM and download at a fast speed.

3, Archiving the PS3 Firmware packages - can't do this if you download on PS3!

#10 - PS3 News - 276w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Organicjerk View Post
Hrmm... why would people not use the System Update software to update the bios?

The main reasons I can think of is they may not have their PS3 hooked up to the Internet or they simply feel safer doing it themselves "offline"... personal preference really.


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