Since inception, the PS3 has prioritized devices plugged into the front of the console... meaning if you leave your Guitar Hero, Buzz, or Rock Band 'dongles' plugged in your Wireless controller is not number one. However, as of PS3 Firmware Update 2.80 the Wireless controller does gets assigned to number one.
Finally, although there isn't concrete evidence supporting it, some users claim that PS3 Trophy cards load slightly faster post-update, along with some new avatars and volume options.
If anyone discovers other 2.80 Firmware changes feel free to share them in the comments below.
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BUT - another nifty improvement was hidden in 2.80:
Now - when using Text Chat via In-game XMB you don't need anymore to push circle twice (or ESC on external keyboard) prior pushing PS button to be able to get back to game - MUCH better now especially as I use text chat quite ofen while in game / Home ...
Hi all. I am new to the forum and was wondering if anyone here has experienced any problems with the latest firmware update. A couple of guys on our local forum have bricked their 60gb ps3's during the update. It must be noted that both have had and repaired ylod on those machines in the past.
I'm certain they also do un-notified security updates regarding possible exploits while they never mention any of it. They just bake it in under 'Improved the playback quality of some PS3 format software' (which is a standing point in their change-log). They don't really mention what they do. I think there are alot of secrets regarding their firmware updates, probably hoping people will think their games will play alot better if they update
It is kind of ridiculous how controlling Sony is with our consoles. Skip updating and you can almost do nothing!