Any engineer will tell you that the first rule in solving problems is to make sure your solution doesn't actually create new problems. Sony may have broken this maxim with its version 2.50 firmware
for PlayStation 3, which adds a handy recovery menu
, but seems to render some home theater setups unusable. After the update, the folks at IGN AU
reported video problems when they hooked the system up to a Sony-branded 7.1 amp and a separate video projector. No word yet on whether these problems are also affecting systems in regions outside Australia, or how widespread the problem is, but we'll let you know if we hear any more.