The 2.80 firmware update officially “will improve the playback quality of some PS3 format software” however it is not mentioned by Sony that not only does it improve playback quality but it also blocks Open Remote Play, which is a home-brew app developed by dashhacker that allows you to use the PS3’s remote play feature on any computer.
As some of you may already know, Sony has blocked Open Remote Play as of PS3 firmware v2.80, June 24th. At this time, ORP will no longer work for longer than about 30 – 60 seconds. I’ve only looked at the problem for a few minutes but it seems that they’ve “poisoned” the video stream by some means rather than changing the keys or cryptography. I’ll study what they’ve done and patch FFmpeg within the next… week? month? Not too sure how long it’ll be before I can undo Sony’s greedy brain damage. I’ll post any progress here as I muddle through it.
So if any of you out there use open remote play, or want to give it a whirl I would recommend you avoid updating your PS3’s firmware for awhile.