Thursday, April 10th 2008

PS3 Firmware v.2.30 Details and New Store Walkthrough

Those of you, waiting for the next PS3 firmware update, ver. 2.30, which includes the revamped PLAYSTATION Store, may now see how the new user interface will look in a video demo featuring Grace Chen. The system software update will also add DTS-HD Master Audio output for Blu-ray videos, which means the high-definition visuals of Blu-ray will now be matched with the highest quality audio for the ultimate movie-watching experience on PS3. The technology delivers audio at the incredibly high rate of 24.5 mega-bits per second (Mbps) on Blu-ray disc, which is significantly higher than standard DVDs. DTS-HD Master Audio also offers 7.1 audio channels at 96k sampling frequency/24 bit depths. The firmware update will add DTS-HD High Resolution Audio as well, which is a similar output technology that requires less disc space.Source: PlayStation.Blog
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12 Comments on PS3 Firmware v.2.30 Details and New Store Walkthrough

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Oh man, that is sweet. When did they say this would be out?
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#2
Weer
I want to see something that will gain anything from 24Mbps audio.
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#3
VroomBang
I was thinking of maybe selling my 60gb ps3, but this is the sort of bonus that makes me change my mind.
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#4
1c3d0g
Oh man!!! :toast: The PS3 really is on fire now! If you've ever heard a DTS-encoded DVD/Blu-ray Disc you know it's the best audio codec ever, hands down. This is AWESOME news! Go Sony Go!!! :rockout:
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#5
ktr
by: WarEagleAU
Oh man, that is sweet. When did they say this would be out?
on the 15th...

There are some rumors that Home Open Beta is hidden in this firmware upgrade.
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#7
Ravenas
This is excellent news, looks like I'll be checking out some new stuff besides car tuning on April 15th. :D
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#8
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
yes, finally master audio!!! and to those of you who say you cant hear the difference: either your setup is old or you just arent listening! i wonder what the difference will be between lpcm 7.1 versus HD-MA 7.1
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#9
1c3d0g
Easy Rhino, I think some people really "don't" want to hear a difference or their ears are simply not sensitive enough (too much loud music over a prolonged period of time maybe?) to pick up the differences.
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#10
Fhgwghads
I'm buying an 80gb tomorrow, had no idea about this, friggen sweet.






P.S.:YAY GTA4!?!?!10101011
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#11
Wile E
Power User
by: Weer
I want to see something that will gain anything from 24Mbps audio.
Then come to my house with my home theatre setup. If you only have mid and lower ranged audio equipment, you won't hear a difference, but if you have upper-mid or higher level audio equipment, the difference is clear.


Back on topic: It's about time they actually made the PS store usable. lol.
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#12
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
so does this mean that the ps3 will decode the MA track and send it to the receiver using LPCM ?
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