Posts Tagged ‘ PS3 ’

The PS4′s Burlesque Unveiling

February 24, 2013
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The PS4′s Burlesque Unveiling

Sony’s PS4 unveiling was the tech equivalent of a burlesque style striptease. Some details were revealed but lots was left to the imagination. We still don’t know the pricing of the console, the specific release date, the size of its hard drive and finally, what the console itself looks like. Its reminiscent of the...

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PS3 Netflix Update Brings Dolby Digital Plus (version 2.10)

December 19, 2012
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PS3 Netflix Update Brings Dolby Digital Plus (version 2.10)

The Playstation3 Netflix app has been updated once again. There have been two recent updates, the most recent being version 2.10. Since looking at version 2.08, there have been a number of additions and fixes. Like the Apple TV, you can sign up for Netflix directly from the PS3 app. You can also control the...

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The Netflix Missing X-High Mystery: Solved!

December 6, 2012
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The Netflix Missing X-High Mystery: Solved!

Have you noticed a change in the Netflix streaming’s video quality? Some Netflix customers have been asking that same question. In particular, customers with 1080P capable Netflix devices have noticed a significant change  to how those devices display streaming video quality. I noticed the change a week ago as I was evaluating the WD...

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New Netflix Features Unveiled on Playstation3 (Version 2.08)

July 31, 2012
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New Netflix Features Unveiled on Playstation3 (Version 2.08)

I recently fired up Netflix on the Playstation3 to find a new version of the client, version 2.08. It appears this version of the Netflix player adds two new Netflix features. Specifically, there are enhancements to search as well as an auto-play feature for TV series episodes. Historically, a number of other Netflix features...

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Amazon Instant Video on Playstation3 First Look

April 3, 2012
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Amazon Instant Video on the PS3

Amazon Instant Video and its Prime streaming service are now available on the Sony Playstation3 (via Joystiq). Quite a surprise as the scuttlebutt was that Amazon Instant Video was due next on the Xbox (you can already stream downloaded Amazon video from your PC to the Xbox). The move shows that Amazon is serious about winning the ecosystem...

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Netflix Adds New PS3 “Just for Kids” Interface

March 11, 2012
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Netflix Adds New PS3 “Just for Kids” Interface

Netflix has introduced a new user interface interface geared towards kids on the Sony Playstation 3. As first reported by Hacking Netflix, the new interface is now a choice when you start Netflix on the PS3. “Just for Kids” only shows selected movies and TV shows suitable for children. In another words, you won’t...

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Netflix Adds Holiday Favorites and Other UI Tweaks (PS3)

December 3, 2011
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Netflix Adds Holiday Favorites and Other UI Tweaks (PS3)

Just in time for Christmas, there’s some user interface surprises for the Playstation3 Netflix player. If you go to the near bottom of the browsable categories, you’ll see the addition of “Holiday Favorites”. Besides getting us all in the holiday spirit, the category demonstrates some new ways to present cover art. As you can...

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Netflix Opens 1080P Floodgates

October 21, 2011
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Netflix Opens 1080P Floodgates

In October 2010, the Playstation 3 was the first Netflix-enabled device that could access 1080P HD video. Out of the hundreds of Netflix-ready devices, the PS3 stood alone in this respect for many months. Last summer, that changed with the Roku 2 XS and XD also gaining access to 1080P video. Recently, the new...

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PS3 Netflix Client 2.0.5 Released

October 18, 2011
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PS3 Netflix Client 2.0.5 Released

The Netflix client for the Playstation3 was recently updated to version 2.0.5. For some time, the PS3′s Netflix client has been plagued by audio problems. In particular, an earlier update created issues with movies and TV shows with surround sound. As members of the AVS Forum pointed out, the PS3 would not pass Dolby...

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Netflix Ends Embargo on 1080P

July 26, 2011
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Netflix Ends Embargo on 1080P

For some time, the Sony Playstation3 was the only Netflix device that could play a 1080P video stream. Other Netflix devices that could display HD content were limited to 720P. The embargo is now over. The new Roku 2 that was just released includes a new Netflix client that supports 1080P video as well...

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Netflix Updates on the PS3

June 11, 2011
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Netflix Updates on the PS3

Today, when the Hub went to fire up Netflix on the Playstation3, the Netflix app asked to upgrade itself and it installed a new version: 2.0.3. On the surface, there does not appear to be any big changes with this version. One still needs to be signed into the Playstation Network to use Netflix....

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