PS3 Updated to v1.90, Gets Custom Wallpapers Support

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Already released in Japan, Sony has announced details of the v1.90 firmware that will be available in other regions tomorrow. The major feature in this update is the ability to set custom backgrounds (wallpapers) in the XMB menu interface and the ability to add bookmarks in the built-in browser. Here’s the full list of changes and additions:

  • Ability to rearrange games on the XMB
  • Option menu now includes “eject disk”
  • Press triangle to eject games/CDs/movies in the XMB
  • XMB backgrounds
  • Change the folder classification
  • Emoticons
  • Change CD output to 44.1/88.2/176.4kHz
  • Force 24Hz output for Blu-ray over HDMI
  • Change PS3 video settings in-game
  • “Bit Mapping” in the “Music Setting”
  • Save AVCHD type animations from a Memory Stick
  • Change settings like upscaling while playing PS and PS2 games
  • Add bookmarks
  • Web browser security function in the browser’s tool section
  • Avatar moves during audio visual chat

Those looking for wallpapers should hit this thread on the PlayStation forums. Very good collection of wallpapers.

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