PS3 and PSP Firmware Updates

Firmware updates are not typical fare for but the winds are changing and we want to step outside our comfort zone a bit and begin to cover more news about getting digital media where and when you want it. HTPCs are not the solution for every scenario and we want to ensure we leave no one behind.

Sony’s latest firmware updates for both products offer a small upgrade in the media area. When Firmware V5 is available for the PSP, you will be able to connect directly to the PSN store and download trailers and the like. The PS3 will get a SceneSeatch feature that will enable you break up a video in 2 or 5 minute intervals. As well, you can now play all videos in the videos section in sequence.

Does it sound like I have no idea what I am talking about? Good, because I do not own a PS3 :). Check back in a few for an announcement regarding that.

Playstation Blog

Video – This update adds the Scene Search feature similar to the feature on the PSP. Activating this feature while viewing a video on the PS3 will break the video up into scenes that you can quickly access by pressing the X button. You can break the videos into one, two or five minute intervals. In addition, you can now choose to have all of the videos under the video section of the XMB play in sequence. Go to Settings then Video Settings to turn this option on.