PlayStation 3 Firmware 2.10 Details
First, there's the Voice Changer, which allows you to manipulate the tone of your voice from baritone, all the way down to a chipmunk soprano. We hope people keep the chipmunk noises down to a minimum, but hey, you can't prevent goons from being goons. The Voice Changer will work for both video and voice chat. Five preset levels will be made available, ranging from high to low.
More importantly, the PlayStation 3 now supports DiVx and WMV playback, an update people having been desperately asking for. Now, DiVx based sites like Stage 6, are fully viewable using your PlayStation 3's browser. In addition, you'll now be able to store and view DiVx and WMV on your hard-drive. Additionally, Blu-Ray Disc 1.1 is officially supported with this update, as well. Picture-in-picture viewing is just one of the cool new features that Blu-Ray 1.1 allows for. The first wave of Blu-Ray 1.1 discs will be hitting this January. The news bit also mentions something about a Blu-Ray Data Utility being added, but we're not quite sure what that feature is for.
Lastly, an audio enhancing feature has been added for those who store music on their PlayStation 3. There is a third music setting (Type 3) when viewing "Music Settings" in the "Bitmapping" subfolder.
12/17/2007 Arnold Katayev