PS3 Firmware 2.80 Details
Firmware 2.80 was released on June 24th 2009. http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/06/23/ps3-firmware-v280-update/ and is an optional update that you are not forced to install to sign into PSN.
Also according to the offical blog it:
- Improves the playback quality of some PLAYSTATION 3 format software
Thanks to Blind Monkey from the forums for pointing this out !
According to; http://www.ps3news.com/PlayStation-3/ps3-firmware-2-80-update-changes-detailed/ the latest firmware update does the following:
- Increases the maximum limit of characters from 32 to 64 per line in Text Chat
- When using the official Sony Bluetooth Headset the microphone volume has been locked at level 3, without the ability to change it.
- Previously any peripheral plugged into a front USB port was always asigned as controller one, now the wireless controller is assigned as controller one.
- Trophy loading is faster on some games
- Adds New avatars
- Adds New volume options