New PS3 Firmware Adds PS1, PS2, DVD Upscaling to 1080p

Word from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe indicates that on May 24, 2007 the PlayStation 3 will be receiving firmware version 1.80: upscaling of original PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games to 1080p when viewed on a compatible HD TV set. As well, the new 1.80 update will enable the PS3 to upscale DVD movies up to full 1080p. This feature was promised by Phil Harrison back in March, and now gives the PlayStation 3 similar DVD playback capabilities as most other standalone Blu-ray players.

Version 1.80 will finally enable Remote Play on gamers' PSP across the Internet, allowing them to access their PS3 anywhere in the world using a broadband internet connection. The new firmware also allows users on a home network to view media content such as images, music and video on their PS3, that is stored on their DLNA3 enabled devices such as PCs and laptops elsewhere in the house. Another quirky addition to the PlayStation 3 in 1.80 is the support for a selection of Epson printers, allowing the console to interface and print photo images stored on PS3's hard disk or inserted storage media.

News source: DailyTech

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