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PS3 Firmware 2.30 Provides HD-DTS Audio

Firmware update 2.30 for the PlayStation 3 will be arriving as soon as Sony is done upgrading the PlayStation Store, which should be next week some time. The unofficial date is April 15 - as supplied by SCEJ, but nothing official from SCEE or SCEA - and according to GameSpot, update 2.30 brings along something special for Blu-Ray movies: DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio.

Sony America has confirmed the two new features, and if you weren't aware, DTS stands for Digital Theater System; it's a multichannel, digital surround-sound format, while the Master Audio is a "lossless codec that delivers sound to movie fans at 24.5 megabits per second." Not surprisingly, that's a whole lot faster than standard DVD sound. This new option will be just that, an option- DTS-HD High Resolution audio can be enabled or disabled depending on your home theater setup. If you can use it, though, it will "stream explosions, speech, and everything else at a constant bit rate of 6.0 Mbps." Now that Blu-Ray has officially won the format war, it only makes sense to enhance the experience, yes?

Over 100 Blu-Ray movies already support these new features, and we'll let you know when we have an exact date for firmware update 2.30. When we get it, that means we'll also have the completion date for the Store upgrade, which very well could be April 15. In fact, we're counting on it. Stay tuned!

4/10/2008 Ben Dutka

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KidCallaway123
Friday, April 11, 2008 @ 9:28:25 AM
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This is excellent news!! I was resigned to having to buy a new stand alone player to get the DTS_HD HSA and the DTS HD_MA options...

So if you don't go online with your PS3 (as I currently do not) then what is the best way to get this 2.3 firmware update. Can I download it onto a USB drive and install the update that way?

If that is the case can we get a link here to where we can get the download?

Thanks!

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hypedupmonkey
Friday, April 11, 2008 @ 10:46:58 AM
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Yes, you can, There are instructions on the official site.

but I'm curious, if you have internet on a computer why not PS3?

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KidCallaway123
Friday, April 11, 2008 @ 11:09:13 AM

I just don't have a hard connection near my PS3 and have not had any luck making a wireless set up work right...

I am also worried about virus' infecting my PS3 as it is common to have issues with a regular PC online.

Is the official site for the 2.3 firmware upgrade just www.sony.com

Thanks for help

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Zapix
Saturday, April 12, 2008 @ 6:04:35 AM
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fyi, viruses are triggered via executable files (or sometimes through ActiveX controls), which are designed to function on the target operating system. Unless the program was specifically designed to be launched by the PS3, it wouldn't even get close enough to look at it the wrong way. It's not to say the PS3 browser might not have a doorway that could be attacked, but even then, I find the odds of such a virus to be around .01%. Overall, safer than a PC if you ask me.

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