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PS3 Firmware 3.50 Adds 3D Blu-ray Movie Support September 21


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211w ago - Update: According to [Register or Login to view links], Sony's [Register or Login to view links] reveals the additional PS3 Firmware 3.50 features as follows, to quote:

"Facebook connectivity will increase and will allow users (at least from what we can gather from the translation) to post what game they're playing on the social networking site.

Moreover, you can now report messages from the XMB which will be a much-welcomed feature for those of you who recieved spam over PSN."

Additionally, [Register or Login to view links] now lists the rest, as follows:

• Support for Blu-ray 3D
• 'Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity' - New icon [Music]. Although this service is not yet available, the icon will be shown in this section.
• Control 'Direct Pointer' in the browser via PlayStation Move.
• PlayStation Plus User Interface in the PlayStation Store updated.
• 3D Display to warn of 3D content.
• Calibration of PlayStation Move motion control will be possible the menu [Game]
• Reports about users may be sent from your PS3 through the message options on the tab [Friends]
• 14 of the most common mistakes have been extended with a description of the problem and possible solutions.
• Access to your Facebook profile via PS3 through [Allow access profile] available at [Account Management]

Sony has announced at TGS 2010 that the PS3 Firmware 3.50 update will arrive next week on September 21, and include 3D Blu-ray movie support as expected according to Engadget (linked above).

To quote from [Register or Login to view links] on this PS3 3D movie enabling system software update:

"Originally it was planned for a late October release, but Sony has bumped it up a month early and PS3 owners with 3D TVs should be excited about this.

While there may not be a large selection of 3D titles available for purchase today, this update shows that the PS3 is truly 'future proof'. With 3D gaming supported and soon movies, Sony is showing the PS3 can adapt to the market and support new changes and ideas."

Finally, Sony's Network Operations VP Eric Lempel has [Register or Login to view links] the following, to quote:

"We know that many consumers have purchased 3D TVs already and more of you will be purchasing them as the holidays approach - so we're excited to offer this firmware update that makes all 38 million PS3s worldwide compatible with Blu-ray 3D discs.

This new feature expands the PS3's 3D capabilities - as you may recall, we added the ability to play stereoscopic 3D games with the 3.30 firmware update in April.

While support for Blu-ray 3D discs is the primary new feature within the 3.50 update, there will be a few additional features. We'll post more details on the blog prior to the firmware's release, so check back here on Monday."



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#27 - Bishoff - 211w ago
Quote Originally Posted by tifozi1 View Post
How much for an eighth of the good stuff you are smoking?

Hmmm, my sarcasm detector must not be working correctly, or you know something we all don't.

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#26 - tifozi1 - 211w ago
Quote Originally Posted by Bishoff View Post
Sony is so greedy, that they would disable their own service center tools than give a couple thousand pirates the ability to play a few backup games... and games we wouldn't have purchased in the first place.

How much for an eighth of the good stuff you are smoking?

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#25 - Bishoff - 211w ago
Quote Originally Posted by ChaseHammer View Post
Its ridiculous. What maybe 1% of HDTV users are now 3DHDTVs? I only have had a HDTV for a little over a year and now they expect everyone to go 3D. It has just gotten to where most of my tv channels are in HD and Comcast only has one 3D channel and it has whatever on it when someone wants to use it. I rather have new features or a real reason to update. I wish i never updated past 3.15 to still have OtherOS. Oh well but still ill stay on 3.41 until either a CFW or a homebrew app to allow install on newer OFW.

Yea and since when does Sony EVER cater to 1% of the market?? LOL. As already mentioned in this thread for them to push up the date of another firmware release is nothing more than spying/jailbreak removing functions.

Sony is so greedy, that they would disable their own service center tools than give a couple thousand pirates the ability to play a few backup games... and games we wouldn't have purchased in the first place.

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#24 - ChaseHammer - 211w ago
Its ridiculous. What maybe 1% of HDTV users are now 3DHDTVs? I only have had a HDTV for a little over a year and now they expect everyone to go 3D. It has just gotten to where most of my tv channels are in HD and Comcast only has one 3D channel and it has whatever on it when someone wants to use it. I rather have new features or a real reason to update. I wish i never updated past 3.15 to still have OtherOS. Oh well but still ill stay on 3.41 until either a CFW or a homebrew app to allow install on newer OFW.

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#23 - Bishoff - 211w ago
Quote Originally Posted by chaostic View Post
3D is only good in theaters. I'm regretting my 55" 3D TV purchase. Would rather have bought another 60" LCD and used the rest of the cash for other goodies...


I have read users get headaches from watching it for even short periods of time, just like the old school 3d. Also the effect just isn't that great.

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