Firmware 2.40 hidden features summary
So, firmware 2.40 is with us already. In addition to the much publicised in-game XMB and Trophy features, what else is included in the package? The following lists some of the official, and unmentioned, updates in 2.40.
- 2.40 comes with a new version of the PS Store that caches and loads thumbnails quicker, meaning you don't have to hang around for so long waiting for the latest updates to appear.
- Just like the recent PSP update, you can now search Google directly from the XMB.
- You can now have a clock on screen (finally) showing the date and time.
- You can now turn the PS3 off from the XMB, instead of having to press the PS button.
- As well as the new mini-controller for music, the PS3 can now play files encoded in MP3 Surround format.
- Video playback from the hard drive is improved with Frame and Block noise reduction options. In addition, you can now upscale content from the hard drive, and Blu-ray upscaling has been added.
- You can change the way photos are sorted when grouped by 'time'.