The 1.8 firmware saga continues! Everyone is waiting anxiously for the 2.0 update, but to be honest, this update has been fun to play around with!
First, we learned that when the PSP gets its update next month, the PS3 will stream media to it anywhere you have an internet connection. Good news, but there’s nothing we can do with it right now. Also, it added upscaling support for your old DVDs and Playstation 1 & 2 games.
Secondly, we found that the PS3 fully supports music and photo streaming from Windows Media Player 11’s media sharing feature. Awesome! A few caveats though; still no AVI support, no WMV support, and no lossless WMA support.
Now I was just playing around with it a bit more, and discovered this:
With the Remote Play feature, you can still view all streaming functions that were added with the 1.8 update. So now with the 1.8 update, you can have a central media server based on Windows with WMP11, and not only stream it to your PS3, but to the PSP as well!
Oh, and I made one more really cool discovery, stay tuned for that (have to test it a bit more). You might want to subscribe to our RSS feed ;)