Sony quiet on PS3 update

Version 2.0 rumoured.

Sony has today dismissed reports of a new PS3 firmware update as "speculation".

Version 2.0 will apparently add a host of tweaks to media settings, on top of password-protected user accounts and an RSS reader. If the information is indeed true, users will be able to bring up the XrossMediaBar when in-game, and take part in multiple chat sessions at once.

The full list of proposed fixes follows:

  • You can now password-protect user accounts.

Settings

  • Dynamic Normalizer has been added as an option under Sound Settings.
  • Energy Saver has been added as an option.
  • Equalizer has been added as a feature under Music Settings.
  • Full has been added as an option for DVD Wide Display under BD / DVD Settings.
  • Photo Settings has been added as an option.
  • PS / PS2 Settings has been added as an option.
  • RSS Channel Settings has been added as an option.
  • Sample Rate has been added to Audio CD Import under Music Settings.
  • Screen Saver has been expanded under Display Settings.
  • The method of selecting an output resolution has been changed in VideOutput Settings under Display Settings.
  • Theme Settings has been added as an option.
  • Zero Unused Disk Space has been added as an option under System Settings - Format Utility.

Photo

  • Additional slideshows have been added.
  • Photo Effects have been added as a feature.
  • Wallpaper feature has been added.
  • Zoom has been added as a feature.

Music

  • Additional visualizations have been added.
  • CD information can now be entered.
  • Three-speed fast forward and fast reverse has been added as a feature.

Video

  • Files can now be played sequentially.
  • Three-speed fast forward and fast reverse has been added as a feature.
  • You can now select Zoom under Screen Mode when playing videfiles saved on the hard disk or storage media.
  • An appropriate USB adapter (not included) is required to use storage media with some models.

Game

  • Support for PlayStation 3 format software titles has been expanded.
  • XMB (XrossMediaBar) is now accessible during gameplay.

Network

  • RSS Channel has been added as a feature.

Friends

  • You can now have multiple chat sessions.
  • You can now select an image to use as your Avatar from Photo.

Other

  • Date & Time is now shown when the PS button is pressed.
  • File sorting has been changed.
  • Help has been added as a feature.
  • Playability status with the PS3 system has changed for some PlayStation and PlayStation 2 format titles.
  • To check on the latest status, visit the search site for compatible titles.
  • Secure Delete has been added as an option.
  • Some PlayStation Network features have been revised.

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