Blu-ray
PS3 Adding DTS-HD Master Audio
The game console is adding killer audio, as well as a fancy new storefront.
PlayStation 3
The PS3 could soon have killer audio to match its Blu-ray image.
April 10, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

We’ve been hearing about PlayStation 3 updates, and now there’s confirmation as to what that upgrade will offer.

According to the PlayStation.Blog, the 2.30 firmware update will offer gamers DTS-HD Master Audio output for Blu-ray. Now you will have killer sound to match the high-def picture.

DTS-HS Master Audio provides a bit-to-bit presentation of the original movie’s studio master soundtrack. The update is also supposed to include DTS-HD High Resolution Audio. Sweet!

DTS confirmed the story, in a press release :

“We are extremely pleased that Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) is adding the full spectrum premium DTS-HD Master Audio codec into the PS3 so that more than 10 million owners of one of the best selling computer entertainment systems can have the best sounding, most efficient and flexible audio technology available system as well,” said Brian Towne, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Division at DTS. “DTS-HD Master Audio is fast becoming the must-have feature for high definition entertainment enthusiasts.”

If new audio features don’t whet your appetite, there’s also a new version of the PlayStation store in the upgrade. This will include a revamped look and other fun features. Check out this video showing off the revamped store below.


 

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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