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Firmware 2.52 for PS3 Now Out

Posted by: , 07:28 AEDT, Thu November 6, 2008
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Sony has released version 2.52 firmware for the PS3 fixing various issues from bluetooth keyboard to playback quality
Here is a list of new or revised features in firmware version 2.52 for the PS3:


  • You now have an option to set the PS3™ system to turn off automatically after a background download or installation of content has completed. This option is available when you turn off the system under [Users] > [Turn Off System] while content is being downloaded or installed.

  • [BD/DVD Settings] has been renamed to [Video Settings].
  • Under [Video Settings], the [Cinema Conversion] option has been renamed to [BD/DVD Cinema Conversion] and the [Upscale] option has been renamed to [BD/DVD Upscaler].
  • [Sequential Playback] has been added as an option under [Video Settings].
  • [DivX® VOD Registration Code] has been added under [System Settings]. You must use this registration code to authenticate and register the PS3™ system to be able to play video files that are compatible with the DivX® VOD (Video On Demand) service on your system. For details, visit the DivX® website.
  • DivX, DivX Certified, and associated logos are trademarks of DivX, Inc. and are used under license.
  • [Power Save Settings] has been added as an option under [Settings]. To save power, the PS3™ system and wireless controllers can be set to turn off automatically after a certain period of inactivity.
  • Under [Accessory Settings] > [Audio Device Settings], the method for reconnecting Bluetooth® devices has been changed.
  • Under [Accessory Settings] > [Keyboard Type], you can now choose the following keyboard types: [German Keyboard (Switzerland)], [French Keyboard (Canada)] and [French Keyboard (Switzerland)].
  • Under [Printer Settings] > [Printer Selection], you can now select printers that support network connectivity. You can also select HP printers using the [HP] option.


  • You can now select one of nine volume output levels using the [Volume Control] setting on the control panel (or the mini-size control panel).
  • [Pause] has been added as an icon on the mini-size control panel.


  • You can now select one of nine volume output levels using the [Volume Control] setting on the control panel.
  • [Scene Search] has been added as an option on the control panel.
  • You can now use the [Mosquito Noise Reduction] setting for video content that is saved on the hard disk or storage media. Use this setting to reduce mosquito noise that appears on the edges of visual images.
  • During BD (BDAV) and DVD playback, a technique known as “chroma upsampling” is now automatically selected based on the movement of objects within the video content and then applied to enhance images in the content.


  • New for 2.52: The playback quality of some PLAYSTATION®3 format software has been improved.
  • New for 2.52: A text entry issue that occurs when using the on-screen keyboard, USB keyboard or Bluetooth® keyboard with some PLAYSTATION®3 format software has been addressed.
  • [Sync with Server] has been added as an option under [Trophy Collection].
  • By pressing the PS button while playing PLAYSTATION®3 format software, you can now view information from the [Settings and Connection Status List] option under [Network Settings].*
  • This feature is not available for use with some PLAYSTATION®3 format software.

Game Network

  • Support for Adobe® Flash® Player 9 has been added to [Internet Browser].*
  • “Adobe” and “Flash” are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

    PlayStation Network

    • The way to disable the automatic sign-in option and the way to sign out from PlayStation®Network have been changed.
    • In PlayStation®Store, the design of the [View Downloads] and [View Cart] buttons has been changed, and a [Redeem Codes] button has been added.


    • You can now view information about the most recent sign-in for Friends who are on your Friends list.*
    • If you do not set the correct date and time in the [Date and Time] settings under [Settings] > [Date and Time Settings], this information may not be displayed.

    System Software Update Methods

    • System Update » Update using the PS3™ system's [System Update] feature.
    • Update using a PC » Download update data using a PC and save on storage media* or a USB Mass Storage device. Copy the update data to the PS3™ system's hard disk drive and perform the update.
    • An appropriate USB adapter (not included) is required to use storage media with some models of the PS3™ system.
    • Update using disc media » Update using update data that is included on a game disc.

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