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# 40691 2-Sep-2009 09:15
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Hi all,

Just a note to mention that the new PS3 Firmware 3.00 is out now.
It can be manually downloaded from here if need be too:

http://nz.playstation.com/help-support/ps3/system-software/updates/

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  # 252469 2-Sep-2009 09:41
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yuk, first thing i did was changed the theme from Original to Classic....

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  # 252476 2-Sep-2009 10:12
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yeah, i've heard a few people moaning about font sizes etc.

hopefully some good dynamic themes will become available soon...

i just wish they'd include full divx support. incompatible codecs are my #1 peeve with my machine.

 
 
 
 


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  # 252479 2-Sep-2009 10:28
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I discovered last night that, on the new splash screen, if you shake your six-axis controller the 'snow' dances around as a result of the shaking. Not a highly desirable feature but keeps you amused during start-up.

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  # 252490 2-Sep-2009 10:51
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do firmware in the future work for both fat and slim models or are there separate ones for each?




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  # 252492 2-Sep-2009 10:54
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haha - the snows the reason i reverted back to the classic theme, bloody anoying.Not sure about the divx issue as it seems all of my divx play ok, but wish they'd introduce .mkv support.Also still have to "Triangle" on a USB attached device to list content

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  # 252494 2-Sep-2009 10:56
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Finally the ability to have audio from multiple outputs at the same time. Only downsides are it's only 2ch (works for what I need it for) and the main HDMI output is limited to 5.1 and 44.1/48k.

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  # 252497 2-Sep-2009 11:02
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bazzer: Finally the ability to have audio from multiple outputs at the same time. Only downsides are it's only 2ch (works for what I need it for) and the main HDMI output is limited to 5.1 and 44.1/48k.


really? that's a big plus for me too!

 
 
 
 


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  # 252499 2-Sep-2009 11:03
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bazzer: Finally the ability to have audio from multiple outputs at the same time. Only downsides are it's only 2ch (works for what I need it for) and the main HDMI output is limited to 5.1 and 44.1/48k.
I take it thats from the same audio source? can't watch a BR in the lounge and listen to music in another room for example

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  # 252505 2-Sep-2009 11:17
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That's right. But it means I can easily watch a DVD in my lounge (via dedicated DVD player, into main zone) and listen to PS3 streaming outside (via Zone 2, analog only) without having to fiddle about with the sound settings (i.e. switch from HDMI to AV Multi).

Still, not sure if I'll leave it like that. I liked the upsample to 176.4k option and type 3 bitmapping, so I'd lose that capability. The upside is that if you set the output to 48k only, you can watch slideshows while you listen to music. I've never been able to get back to the XMB while playing music if upsampling is active. Pressing PS just asks to quit playback.



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  # 252511 2-Sep-2009 11:28
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Man I hadn't even thought of the zone two thing, but yeah that was the main reason why I ditched the idea originall. Cheers Bazzer!

joker, yes the updates are the same. Whilst the internal hardware is going to be different in the slim, it's still running the same software so the updates apply to all.

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  # 252516 2-Sep-2009 11:42
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Oh yeah, I actually like the snow :P looks awesome and there are some new visualisations in media player, but they don't move like the Xbox ones :(

Hopefully next update they release multiple video outputs, I want to get PlayTV up and recording onto my DVD recorder :(




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  # 252528 2-Sep-2009 12:24
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vinnieg: Oh yeah, I actually like the snow :P looks awesome and there are some new visualisations in media player

There are?  I didn't notice any.  Isn't it just the Earth one, the wave one and the other one?

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  # 252552 2-Sep-2009 13:08
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Oh there's only 2 new ones on mine(5 total i think?, the confetti, the lava, earth, , the snow and a wipeout style one :S although the wipeout/lava might jut be it changing colour :S

My Xbox has about 10, and you can move them round with the second analogue stick...but it's going out soon, once my Slim arrives on Thursday




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  # 252870 3-Sep-2009 10:57
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I didn't notice any new visualisations on mine, but I'm not connected to the internet, I just did a manual download of the firmware update onto usb drive. But yeah, didn't notice any thing new on that front.

What are/where did you read about the restrictions on the multiple audio outputs Bazzer? It looked to me like the main option you choose out of hdmi/optical/rca gets full capability and the others are limited to 2channel output. If this was the case the this would work fine for me, with HDMI getting the full bluray hd audio style output and analogue being stereo to my zone 2 input. (Stupid onkyo zone two is via analogue input only)

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  # 252881 3-Sep-2009 11:29
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Jaxson: I didn't notice any new visualisations on mine, but I'm not connected to the internet, I just did a manual download of the firmware update onto usb drive. But yeah, didn't notice any thing new on that front.

What are/where did you read about the restrictions on the multiple audio outputs Bazzer? It looked to me like the main option you choose out of hdmi/optical/rca gets full capability and the others are limited to 2channel output. If this was the case the this would work fine for me, with HDMI getting the full bluray hd audio style output and analogue being stereo to my zone 2 input. (Stupid onkyo zone two is via analogue input only)

I wouldn't call the Onkyo stupid, it seems fairly common.  My Denon is the same, you have to go way up the model list before you get one that will even do Zone 2 from digital in and even then, it's not HDMI.

When you enable the Audio Multi-Output option in the Sound Settings you get a notice that says something to that effect, I don't remember the exact wording.  In any case, the manual states (bold are my additions):

"When the multi-output feature is enabled, the following conditions will occur:

•Audio output to connectors that are not selected in (Settings) >(Sound Settings) > [Audio Output Settings] is downscaled to 2 channels. (so only the main output gets multi-channel)
•If you select [HDMI] in (Settings) >(Sound Settings) > [Audio Output Settings], audio will be output from the HDMI OUT connector with the following restrictions:
- Audio in Linear PCM format can only be output up to 5.1 ch, 44.1/48 kHz. (seems pretty clear)
- Even if [Audio Multi-Output] is set to [On] on a CECH-2000 series system, bitstream audio recorded in Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus or DTS-HD format cannot be output on the system. (the new slim, I guess they mean it won't bitstream if this is enabled, seems poorly worded)
•If you select [Optical Digital] in (Settings) >(Sound Settings) > [Audio Output Settings], audio will be output from the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) connector with the following restriction:
- Audio in Linear PCM format can only be output up to 44.1/48 kHz. (as above)"

So, I guess things are no different to before but at least it's only one toggle rather than having to go through the whole Audio Output Settings process.

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