Sony prepares PS3 firmware update

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Sony prepares PS3 firmware update

Sony will introduce the latest system software update for its PlayStation 3 today in the US - Version 1.80 will add upscaling of PS1 and PS2 games and DVD movies to 1080p resolution.

In addition to displaying native high-definition content in the highest possible quality, the PS3 can now turn standard definition content into an HD-quality experience.

The firmware update also gives PS3 owners the Remote Play feature, which allows the PlayStation Portable to access photos, videos and music on a PS3 hard drive from any Wi-Fi internet connection.

The PS3 can now play back media content stored on a PC or digital video recorder with Digital Living Network Alliance capability over a home network.

"As adoption of HDTVs continues to surge, consumers are hungry for content and this latest firmware update leverages the PS3's technology to deliver an HD-quality experience using the entertainment media already in your collection, " said Peter Dille, senior vice president of marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America.

"In addition, we continue to enhance the PS3's capabilities as an entertainment hub, giving consumers the option to bring their content with them on-the-go, or to stream photos, videos, and music stored on their PC to the PS3 in their living room.

"That is often where the largest TV monitor and sound system is located, giving consumers the best possible entertainment experience."
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