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Firmware v1.90 hits Japan; Arriving in Europe tomorrow

As hinted at last week firmware version 1.90 has been released in Japan, with reports that it will arrive in English speaking regions within the next day or so. But what does it do? We're glad you asked. The following is a list of confirmed features that are worming their way around the internet. We'll let you know when the full patch notes become available.
  • Ability to rearrange games on the XMB
  • Option menu now includes "eject disc"
  • Press triangle on the XMB to eject the disc
  • XMB backgrounds
  • Change the folder classification
  • Emoticons
  • Change CD output to 44.1/88.2/176.4kHz
  • Force 24Hz output for Blu-ray over HDMI
  • Change PS3 video settings in-game
  • "Bit Mapping" in the "Music Setting"
  • Save AVCHD type animations from a Memory Stick
  • Change settings like upscaling while playing PS and PS2 games
  • Add bookmarks
  • Web browser security function in the browser's tool section
  • Avatar moves during audio visual chat
Overall, pretty nice indeed. That'll keep us going while we wait for the fabled 2.00 patch. XMB backgrounds and the ability to organise XMB content are things that we've seen requested many times. As for us, we're loving the ability to eject the disc from a distance, saving us precious seconds of seat-time before having to actually walk towards our PS3. Yes, we're that lazy.

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1. Hey dat is a great update... guess we 2 wait till 2.0 for th great XMB In game everybody wont stop talkin about... Ps ups Xs down

Posted at 7:01AM on Jul 23rd 2007 by MatMan_NGA

2. * Ability to rearrange games on the XMB
Sweet! I have demos and games all clumped together so this is a good update.

* XMB backgrounds
Hey, let's hope they have a little movement like the current waves background.

* Change the folder classification
Not sure about this one.

* Emoticons
Sounds interesting

* Change PS3 video settings in-game
Useful for Rainbow Six!!

* "Bit Mapping" in the "Music Setting"
This has got me guessing.

* Add bookmarks
We can already do this... ?

The other stuff is not really all that appealing to me.

All in all, sounds like a great update! I wonder what update 2.0 will hold.

Posted at 7:12AM on Jul 23rd 2007 by Ian

3. sounds awesome!
i'm pretty sure we'll get news on XMB access during TGS or Leipzig

Posted at 7:19AM on Jul 23rd 2007 by Mishi

4. @2 lol i was thinkin the same thing with the bookmarks, cant wait for XMB during gameplay, multiple chat sessions, custom avatar, wallpaper & RSS channels ...... get 2 work sony!

Posted at 7:23AM on Jul 23rd 2007 by qwerter

5. No, it's previewed in Japan by AV Watch, but not out until tomorrow. It'll obviously be a worldwide release.

Posted at 7:27AM on Jul 23rd 2007 by Willykyu

6. Some VERY interesting Heavenly Sword Demo news released on 'threespeach.com'!!!! Demo coming our way this Thursday!!!

Posted at 7:27AM on Jul 23rd 2007 by Ian

7. Im happy for this update because its one step closer to 2.0!

Posted at 7:29AM on Jul 23rd 2007 by humpty

8. agree with #2, changing the resolution in-game will be ideal for that annoying Vegas antialiasing problem

Posted at 7:30AM on Jul 23rd 2007 by LS

9. FLASH PLAYER NEEDS TO BE UPDATED !

Posted at 8:17AM on Jul 23rd 2007 by Kwljunky

10. @Kwljunky

Amen!!!

Posted at 8:28AM on Jul 23rd 2007 by Mishi

11. Wow this update is really great.....but hey, what happened to having to play your own music during playing a game?

Posted at 8:57AM on Jul 23rd 2007 by JC123

12. Cool. Glad they did the update. I hated having to quit a game to change the display settings and not having a eject button.

Posted at 9:19AM on Jul 23rd 2007 by Drdre74

13. Would it be so hard to add the ability to output HDMI audio and optical audio at the same time? Sometimes I want just the TV sound, and sometimes I want the stereo on...Sheesh.

Posted at 9:32AM on Jul 23rd 2007 by MrMaestro

14. sounds good but still missing XMB acess in games and the ability to play your own music while your in games.

Posted at 9:34AM on Jul 23rd 2007 by nick

15. Yeees! All power to the lazies!

I don't have to bother with touching my previous PS3 when ejecting now =) Scratch free forever. Woo!

Posted at 9:53AM on Jul 23rd 2007 by Dahk

16. I like this update, some pretty good stuff! Now lets hear the whiners complain about other things they would rather have and how this update is garbage :P

Damned if they do, damned if they don't ^_^

Posted at 10:00AM on Jul 23rd 2007 by Tanya

17. * Change the folder classification

I hope this means I can create playlists under MP3 and videos.

Posted at 10:10AM on Jul 23rd 2007 by James

18. @13

Why would you want to listen to the TV and the stereo at the same time?




Because i like to party...

Posted at 10:31AM on Jul 23rd 2007 by Toby

19. gd update but i want 2 listen to my own songs in motorstorm **Cries**

Posted at 11:12AM on Jul 23rd 2007 by Jas122

20. finally! ive been waiting 2 add my own background since i got my ps3still need in game music tho

Posted at 12:09PM on Jul 23rd 2007 by justin

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