Sony Updates PS3 Firmware

"Those of you fortunate enough to have gotten a PS3, may be pleased to know that Sony have released a firmware update for it.

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News <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 07/12/2006
Author: PV5150
Source: The Inquirer

SONY has updated its PS3 firmware to version 1.3. The update is available from a Japanese Playstation site.

The update improves the machine's picture output, with better support for 1080i screen resolution over 720p.

Also, Blu-ray films can now be viewed in YUV instead of RGB, which should reduce loss of quality in converting HDMI images. USB support is also improved so that contents of the machines hard disk can be backed up to USB devices.

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08-11-2006, 17:40:25


Whilst browsing a popular retailers site, I happen upon an advert for OEM Windo$e w/Vista voucher - anywayz, I dig deeper to find out what the voucher is for - free upgrade (which I doubt), or just a discount - either way it never said -- but reading within I find this, which I`ve seen b4 but just skimmed over tbh:


If the individual software license is a desktop operating system (including Windows XP Media Center Edition), we grant you a nonexclusive right to distribute individual software licenses; provided that each one is distributed with either (a) a fully assembled computer system or (b) a nonperipheral computer hardware component.

A “fully assembled computer system” means a computer system consisting of at least a central processing unit, a motherboard, a hard drive, a power supply, and a case.
A “nonperipheral computer hardware component” means a component that will be an integral part of the fully assembled computer system on which the individual software license will be installed.


Now this means with this OEM version of the OS I can:

a] Install it on a pc I`m about to sell, aslong as I built it.

b] Install it on a hard drive I may be installing.

A seperate question, although this may be advertized as a "single license", does that mean a single license for the purchaser ? As in only one person can own it and hense forth aslong as they install it as in a] & b], being the OEM, that`s fine ? As the agreement for distibution issued above - figuring if single license = single user, a distribution agreement doesn`t make any sense.

Furthermore, does the OEM installed OS owner - the person u`ve theoretically built or added to their computer, have a WGA issue there-after ?

(in actuallity, the product I looked at said OEM single-pack, not single license)

What`s u`r opinion ?

08-11-2006, 17:43:21

Wow that seems very conflicting... It's wierd really I don't know what to think or say. From what I read it would let you install it on as many computers you wanted to as long as you built them? But it's a single user license, so I don't see how that works I suppose?

08-11-2006, 17:48:23

It`s weird aint it, on the one hand u think of it as "single user license" as in Home Edition & Professional standard purchases - which I can understand, as in EULAs u get with most software stuffz.

And yet as an OEM u have an agreement to distribute. As u are a manufacturer, not a manufact.

To qualify to purchase, or sell, an OEM version of windo$e - I do believe - u have to purchase the minimum HD/mobo/cpu or equiv. part (not necessarily all the parts for a pc, just the main items) - as any1 who`s purchased off Scan (as an example) will tell u - as u go through the checkout procedure, Scan remind u that u qualify to purchase the OEM version when u simple buy a hard drive.

As I understood it - u can-not buy OEM Windo$e on it`s own, or not supposed to. BUT I slightly think even that`s changed.

08-11-2006, 17:52:23

This *was* aimed at manufacturers, in that until not so long ago, they were only allowed to distribute OEM XP with a component or a new pc. Now it's changed and it can be distributed freely. The license itself belongs to the machine (or more importantly, the motherboard).

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