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PS3 Firmware v.2.30 Details and New Store Walkthrough

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  1. malware New Member

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    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.

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    Oh man, that is sweet. When did they say this would be out?
     
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    I want to see something that will gain anything from 24Mbps audio.
     
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    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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    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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    on the 15th...

    There are some rumors that Home Open Beta is hidden in this firmware upgrade.
     
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    Sweet, thanks KTR
     
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    This is excellent news, looks like I'll be checking out some new stuff besides car tuning on April 15th. :D
     
  9. Easy Rhino

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    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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    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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    I'm buying an 80gb tomorrow, had no idea about this, friggen sweet.






    P.S.:YAY GTA4!?!?!10101011
     
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    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.
     
  13. Easy Rhino

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    so does this mean that the ps3 will decode the MA track and send it to the receiver using LPCM ?
     

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