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Wednesday, 2 July 2008

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'.
So - a lot to enjoy. If you find another feature, let us know in the comments.

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Blogger Kawaii said...

2.40 is excellent I haven't had chance to look at it properly because I'm at work but what I saw this morning is brilliant. I've gotta work on getting those trophies, I'm one of those people who's 'gotta catch em all'.

02 July 2008 15:38  
Anonymous Reesimo said...

Trophy-whore confirmed. Got more than half the trophies in SSHD in two hours.

03 July 2008 01:15  

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