Eric Lempel, the gentleman behind PlayStation Networks Operations, was kind enough to share news on the company's blog about the
update for Sony's black box, hitting PS3
in a matter of days
now. The update (which is already available in Japan) will step up the AVC from Main Profile to High Profile, thus allowing playback of HD content via H.264/MPEG-4 files. The video upgrade appears to be the only feature of this bump, although Eric says the company is working on audio issues that some users have been taking Sony to task on.
-- Eric Lempel blog postRead
-- Translated Japanese coverage of the updateUpdate:
According to our astute readers, this firmware update went live last night. So go get it.