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December 7, 2007 // 4:17 pm - According to Sony VP of advanced technologies Don Eklund, the PlayStation 3 is set to receive a new firmware update later this month, enhancing the console's Blu-ray playback capabilities.

The update is said to bring preliminary Blu-ray Profile 1.1 support to the PS3, which adds picture-in-picture playback.

To quote: Sony's PlayStation 3 will this month be updated to allow it to support Blu-ray Disc Profile 1.1 - the version of the optical disc spec that enables picture-in-picture.

The claim was made this week by senior Sony executive Don Eklund, who oversees Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's technology policy, including Blu-ray Disc support.

Eklund made the comment during the High-Def 2.0 conference held in Los Angeles, US trade title Home Media Magazine reports.

Upcoming PS3 Firmware To Add Blu-ray Profile 1.1 Support

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