PS3 firmware update, v1.90

Sony has updated the PlayStation 3 firmware to version 1.90. Here is the new updates (source: PlayStation.com):

  • Customising wallpaper (Theme Settings): You can now display an image as the background of the PS3 Home Menu.
  • Using emoticons: You can now use emoticons when creating messages under [Friends].
  • Entering text in the Internet browser: You can now enter text directly into text entry fields of Web pages using a USB keyboard.
  • Upsampling audio CD output: Upscaled output of audio CDs is now supported.

Other new or revised features in version 1.90

Overall

  • [Eject Disc] has been added as an option in the options menu for discs.
  • You can now select [Group Content] when changing a file or folder icon.

Settings

  • [On] has been added as an option in [BD 1080p 24Hz Output (HDMI)] under [BD/DVD Settings].
  • [44.1 kHz / 88.2 kHz / 176.4 kHz] has been added as an option in [Audio CD Output Frequency] under [Music Settings].
  • [Type 2] has been added as an option in [Bitmapping] under [Music Settings].

Video

  • The [Image Quality Adjustment] option in the control panel has been changed to [AV Settings].
  • You can now play AVCHD-format video files that are saved on Memory Stick media or on the hard disk of a digital video camera.

Game

  • You can now adjust screen display settings while playing PlayStation and PlayStation 2 format software.
  • You can now sort games that are saved on the hard disk.
  • You can now operate the [Slow (Back)] and [Frame Reverse] functions when playing video files saved on storage media or on the hard disk.

Network

  • [Add to Bookmarks] has been added as an option in the [File] menu of the Internet browser.

Friends

  • When an avatar is displayed during a voice / video chat, the avatar now moves in response to audio.

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