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Sony has announced the latest update to the PlayStation 3's firmware, version 1.80, will be available starting tomorrow.
This update adds several bits of new functionality to the PS3, the most important of which is the capability to upscale DVDs, PS2 games and PS1 games to HD quality. DVD movies will be able to be upscaled to 1080p provided your PS3 is hooked up to your HDTV through HDMI. PS2 and PS1 games may be upscaled by simply using a Component cable.
Gamers can also find these additional functionality upgrades in version 1.80:
Version 1.80 also allows users to enjoy Remote Play on their PSP across the internet, allowing them to access their PS3 anywhere in the world where a broadband internet connection is available. [Use of Remote Play requires a powered up PS3 with Version 1.80 as well as PSP firmware version 3.50 which will be available at the end of May.]
Version 1.80 also allows users on a home network to seamlessly view and play rich media content such as images, music and video on their PS3, that is stored on their DLNA enabled devices such as PCs and laptops elsewhere in the house, reinforcing PS3's credentials as a home entertainment hub that truly deserves pride of place in the Living Room.
A host of other enhancements include the ability to print photo images stored on PS3's hard disk or inserted storage media to a selection of Epson printers.