**OFFICIAL UPDATE Thread**

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#1 KaptainKernal
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**THE ONLY UPDATE THREAD PS3**


Now to the lucky one with a PS3 you know there have been several updates. This list about updates will be updated when more updates are released.

Just to let you know, using PSN when you download one update and there is a firmware difference then it downloads all the firmware you are missing.

UPDATES
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Firmware 1.00 -
Description:
This is the original firmware running on a store bought PS3.

Released on: November 11th 2006.

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Firmware 1.10 -
Description:

  • Enables Playstation Network, and Playstation Store
  • On screen keyboard in English and European languages
  • Option 'Audio CD Output Frequency' has been added
  • Option 'Enable ATRAC' has been added
  • Option 'Cross Color Reduction Filter' has been added
  • Allows option for screensaver to come on after 5 idle minutes
  • Option 'Full Screen' added while playing video files
  • USB storage enabled
  • Ability to download content of the web browser
  • Simplified and traditional Chinese characters can now be displayed in the Internet Browser
  • Online Instruction Manuals has been added as a feature
  • The method of calculating hard disk capacity has been changed
  • Playability status with the system has changed for some PlayStation and PlayStation2 format titles

Right out of the box you need to update to 1.10 to play any games online

Released on: November 11th 2006.

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Firmware 1.11 -
Description:

  • Account Management has been added.
  • Minor tweaks.

Released on: November 26th 2006.

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Firmware 1.30 -
Description:
Video output Settings change concept.
This update changes the default output signal to the highest the screen supports. This prevents the user to prefer any particular resolution, you can however disable the resolution you don't want to use, such as if you prefer 720p but your TV supports 1080i, you can disable 1080i manually in the system settings. This however downscales Blu-Ray "Movies" not games, to 480p instead of 1080i because the user disabled it. At this time Blu-Ray does not run at 720p. Gamers who prefer 720p and watch Blu-Ray can switch the 1080i support when they want. Owners of 1080p or 480p TV's do not need to worry. Fixed by Firmware 1.80.

  • Enables a Blu-Ray remote control via Blue-tooth.
  • Option 'BD/DVD Video Output Format (HDMI)' has been added.
  • Feature 'Backup Utility' has been added.
  • Options for formatting HDD were expanding.
  • PS2 USB devices such as the 'Eye Toy' are now supported.

Released on:December 6th 2006.

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Firmware 1.31 -
Description:
Support for Games that use a HDD feature most notably Final Fantasy XI, while the actual download in the Playstation Store appeared several days later.

Released on: December 13th 2006.

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Firmware 1.32 -
Description:
This update strengthened the networking of the PSN. Some reported generally faster log-in and download speeds.

Released on: December 21st 2006.

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Firmware 1.50 -
Description:
MOST IMPORTANTLY They have fixed the Graphic Problem when displaying 480i games on a HDTV. Repeat, PS2/1 games look Great on PS3 in HD! While the game is still slightly pixelated it is because it is still SDTV content in HD, but it looks much better then before. Games such as MGS3 now look good instead of bad. Lets Rejoice!

  • User picture in log-in may be replaced by one saved on HDD.
  • Support for Card Reader for PSN Cash Cards.
  • Korean language now supported for keyboard.
  • Key tone option.
  • Delete backup utility option.
  • WEP 128, WPA-PSK and WPA-PSK have been added as security methods.
  • Saved password feature and auto-log-in are now two separate features.

Released on: January 24th 2007.

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Firmware 1.51 -
Description:
Information on this update is scarce, saying officially:

New for 1.51: Support for PLAYSTATION®3 format software titles has been expanded.Sony
This may mean alot of things from support for upcoming PS3 games or just upgrading tweaks. Apparently though that it fixes a Blu-Ray movie freezing error caused by 1.50. This is not official though.

Released on: February 2nd 2007.

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Firmware 1.54 -
Description:

  • Screen Mode has been added to video chat.
  • Any USB compatible video camera can be used for video chat. (Theoretically X360 Vision Camera would work)

Screen mode is the ability to change the video chat from full screen to smaller, and the ability to zoom in on the picture and other visual enhancements. For more info about screen mode click here.

Released on: February 28th 2007.

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Firmware 1.60 -
Description:

  • Remote Play to any 20gb model that is connected to a modem that also supports wireless.
  • An on screen QWERTY keyboard as an alternate option.
  • Zoom function on web browser.
  • Support for Stanford's Experiment Folding@Home.
  • Optional disc auto-start.
  • Support for Rewritable Blu-Ray discs.
  • Support for Blue-tooth Keyboard and mouse.
  • "Players Met" now working.
  • Expanded Avatars
  • WMA enabled.
  • Resolution Settings for web browser.
  • PS3 now automatically selects the display cord set-up. (i.e. HDMI, Composite)
  • Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, Chinese (Simplified) and Chinese (Traditional) have been added as options in [System Language] under [System Settings].
  • You can now restore backed up data to another PS3TM system under [System Settings] > [Backup Utility].
  • You can choose character sets (fonts) under system settings.
  • Support for playback of DSD (Direct Stream Digital) discs has been added. *These discs are music discs created using Sonic-Stage Mastering Studio Version 2.1 or later or DSD Direct Version 2.0 or later (both Sony products, sold separately).
  • Motion JPEG and AVCHD (.m2ts) have been added as playable formats.
  • Small Visual tweaks send messages.
  • New Chat Icon under Friends.
  • Ability to select particular Friends to send messages to, or chat to from a list.

Background downloading is now enabled. Users will be able to download up to six item in a queue. A new icon labeled "Download Management" will appear on the cross media bar under "Network Management". While downloading users will be able to use all media features of the PS3 including playing games. if the user tries to play online the download will simple pause then resume when the user is finished.

Released on:March 22nd 2007.

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Firmware 1.70 -

Description:

  • PLAYSTATION games downloaded from PS Store are now playable on PLAYSTATION 3.
  • Save data from PLAYSTATION software can be transferred and used on PSP.
  • Vibration function is now enabled for PS2 and PS1 software on PS3. Using controllers for PS3 with rumble features.
  • PS3 compatible PS1 games will be available some time in May.
  • Several USB PS2 controllers such as driving wheels have gained the ability to be compatible with PS3.
  • Backwards Compatibility has been upgraded for European PS3's.
  • RUMBLE FEATURE is back for PS2/1 game. All that is required is a PS2 controller with a usb adapter. Available at almost any electronics store.
  • Expanded backward compatibility in European PS3's.

On a Interesting note, like the PSP you can now view what each update does during installation.

Released on:April 18th 2007. (8:50 Mountain Time)

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Firmware 1.80 and B3YOND. Go here for all further updates .

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Unconfirmed Updates -

Description:

  • Resolution change static flickering has been fixed.
  • PS3 freezes less common.

These are fixes or tweaks that flew under the radar and it is not known from which update they came from. Maybe you can solve a mystery.

Released: Unknown

SUPPORT
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I am pleased to report that many people IM me questions pertaining to technology, PS3 or software. If you have any questions. Even non PS3 related (tech and stuff only please) I will guarantee a response from me to you. I hope to answer questions and keep flooding minimized. Remember to PM me. If you just post it in forums I do not guarantee it to be answered by me.
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Please report any factual errors and new information that I may have missed. If you have any new information you can PM me and you must provide at least one credible source to give credit to your information. If I find your information credible I will update this post.
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PM me in this format Only about or pertaining to this thread.

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Description that the average user can understand or description of factual error in this post:
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Contributors To The Update Thread.
racing5112

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-Masterchef- [Major Thanks]

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FURTHER READING
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Sony Playstation's Official PS3 Update Site

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#2 kyleali11
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nice, no more flooding
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#3 T-Zone
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n No more dum answers from others...
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#4 timmotool
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Cool, now we will actually no whats going on with our baby!
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#5 razzy1
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Finally, now I can just check here to see what's included in the latest updates:D
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#6 ants_man
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Nice! :D
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#7 joelejuif
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Nice! No more 300 threads per minute of what the update is!
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#8 rogerjak
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nice post dude ;)
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#9 KaptainKernal
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I will try my best to update this thread from every update released.
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#10 DanC1989
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I will try my best to update this thread from every update released.KaptainKernal
Thanks, I'll keep my eye on this one :P
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#11 speed_demon01
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Great job! PWNAGE!
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hope u have a ps3..........
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#13 live4thepackers
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good thread kaptain
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#14 KaptainKernal
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Yes I have a PS3.... Otherwise my sig is lying.
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Yes I have a PS3.... Otherwise my sig is lying.KaptainKernal
i know you are, you're one of my friends
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#16 T-Zone
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Anybody know when the next update is comin?
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#17 live4thepackers
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nope
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#18 KaptainKernal
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Im guessing maybe a end of the year updae but thats it. and March is the next BIG updates in responce to the Euro relase and many more PS3's availible to be in homes...
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#19 MetalHead_PS3
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Hey Kaptin, whats your PS3 online ID? And do you have Resistance?
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Im guessing maybe a end of the year updae but thats it. and March is the next BIG updates in responce to the Euro relase and many more PS3's availible to be in homes...KaptainKernal

So do you think they won't fix the internal scaler issues until March / European release?

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#21 anlpnatration69
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thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#22 austin
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Thanks a bunch:)
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#23 KaptainKernal
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my PSN ID is Firetnk and I think Sony won't feel the pressure to fix it until the other region launches so *hopefully* they will fix the scalar issue before end of year but its looking slim. They would be fools to not do it before the Euro launch.... Sony has a lot to do and the updates so far are a good indication that they are trying.
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Nice work :D
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#25 KaptainKernal
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I know this probly isnt the place but I need to vent: I was on resitence online and in a Team DM server with 32 people I was Chimera on Rooftops... and I got 1st place with 92 kills, BUT 2nd place had 51 kills then 3rd was 26 kills.... THAT my friends makes me smile REAL BIG.....

anyway I would do the updates for games in this thread but I only own resistence. Next game Ill get is Rainbow Six Vegas. played it on the 360..the game is awsome cant wait to get it on my PS3...
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#26 Caduceus06
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Thanks for the effort to cut down on the spam.
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#27 LOSTinTheOffice
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Does anyone know when a new update is coming? I've heard March when the PS3 is released in Europe and it's suppose to be a big update. Why is that?
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#28 KaptainKernal
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Since the American Market is burnt till more games come, and March is when a ton of games come and a whole new market opens...its the perfect time to release useful updates for teh new masses.
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#29 slkesm00th
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I'm guessing there has been no new word about a front end update correct? As in, the ability to download and play at the same time, listen to music while you play.. ect?  any ideas? 
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#30 KaptainKernal
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Probaly around the EU launch. Besides a educated guess I cant give you much more....
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#31 slkesm00th
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EU Launch is in .. march? is that correct? crossing my fingers here...
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great work
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#33 racing5112
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well its nice to know that all of the SUBTLE details have been left out :P heres a link that you should check out, http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=759951&page=1&pp=30 Also the latest update added a choice between the different colour formats you can output over HDMI for DVD and BD films. "In the firmware version released in December it becomes possible for a user to choose RGB or YCrCb." Its all in the link, just check it out. Also the december update includes the nessisary drivers for the PS3 BD remote, which have currently filled up as much space as the HDMI cables at the PS3 section of my local FutureShop, And the HDMI cables take up more space than the games themeselves!
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#34 racing5112
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Also there have been rumours of DTS-HD audio from BD films being supported in a March firmware update.
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#35 wizeguy41
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New update due out really soon!!! how soon? check this out
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/757/757625p1.html
now unfortunately it doesnt seem like anything good!
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Guess what? 1.5 is here! http://ps3.qj.net/-Update-US-1-50-firmware-update-fixes-display-annoyances/pg/49/aid/80408
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#37 racing5112
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New update due out really soon!!! how soon? check this out
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/757/757625p1.html
now unfortunately it doesnt seem like anything good!
wizeguy41
It fixes the PS2 and PS1 game graphical issues apparently.
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#38 Keasy4
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Guess what? 1.5 is here! http://ps3.qj.net/-Update-US-1-50-firmware-update-fixes-display-annoyances/pg/49/aid/80408racing5112

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[QUOTE="wizeguy41"]New update due out really soon!!! how soon? check this out
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/757/757625p1.html
now unfortunately it doesnt seem like anything good!
racing5112
It fixes the PS2 and PS1 game graphical issues apparently.

Yeah this needs to be updated, as the new update actually fixed this, great topic.
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#40 KaptainKernal
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I just played MGS3 on my HDTV through HDMI they fixed the graphic problem!!!!!!
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#41 Koinuboy
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Just a question. Can I just update with 1.5 or do I have to use each and every update?
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#42 ProjectPat187
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Just a question. Can I just update with 1.5 or do I have to use each and every update?Koinuboy
good question I just bought a PS3 and I wanna know the same
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#43 Caduceus06
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On connection, you are not given an option, the PS3 will load the latest update, i.e. you won't load 1.2 then 1.3 then 1.5.
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#44 anlpnatration69
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On connection, you are not given an option, the PS3 will load the latest update, i.e. you won't load 1.2 then 1.3 then 1.5.
Caduceus06
ya it only loads the latest update but the latest update includes all of the other ones
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#45 iaag784
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Of course, right after I send Metal Gear Solid 3 back to Gamefly. Oh well, I will download it now and see if Kingdom Hearts 2 looks better.
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#46 Koinuboy
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[QUOTE="Caduceus06"]On connection, you are not given an option, the PS3 will load the latest update, i.e. you won't load 1.2 then 1.3 then 1.5.
anlpnatration69
ya it only loads the latest update but the latest update includes all of the other ones

But what if I downloaded onto a storage device first?
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#47 Vampyre_basic
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If the 480i gfx has truley been fixed then I can finally start playing ffxii
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#49 KaptainKernal
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This is not the place to advertise your group. This is strictly about or questions of the PS3 updates.
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#50 racing5112
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Are you staying away from anything technical? If so they i wont post anything at all because I will only post the COMPLETE news, not half of it like you have done for the december update with regards to the Y/Cr/Cb output over HDMI. "In the firmware version released in December it becomes possible for a user to choose RGB or YCrCb." http://www.beyond3d.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36188 "BD/DVD Video Output Format (HDMI)] has been added as an option under [BD/DVD Settings]." http://www.us.playstation.com/ps3/network/updates/history.html That is DIRECTLY from the horses mouth. Now if you dont update this then you must have some sort of selective reading disability.