The PlayStation 3's firmware was updated this morning. If you're hoping for some amazing innovation and improvement of your overall PlayStation 3 experience, keep your waiting hat on-- firmware 2.76 doesn't do much of anything. According to said Sony's director of PSN operations, Eric Lempel, "This is a minor update that improves the playback quality of some PS3 format software." Some people are saying that the firmware update speeds up the viewing of trophies. Download it yourself and see.
Hopefully, Sony is laying the technical groundwork here for some big improvements that are coming soon. In the interest of starting an interesting and lively internet conversation, I'm going to tell you what improvements I'd like to see most in the PlayStation 3. My personal must-have for system: Fix the media serving aspect of it.
If you've ever tried to use your PS3 to stream music or video from your PC to your TV/stereo system you know what I mean. The thing can barely run for an hour without some weird error that no one understands shutting down the media. Also, would it kill Sony to have included a search function? I have over 20,000 songs on my hard drive, so if I want to hear something specific, it's practically impossible. If Sony hadn't initially marketed the PS3 as the center of your home entertainment experience, maybe I wouldn't have the right to complain. What about you? What would you like to see improved with the PS3's firmware?