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PSN Update Complete, Firmware 2.30 Ready

Some of you have probably already noticed, but the long-awaited upgrade to the PlayStation Store has been completed, and firmware update 2.30 is ready to go.

The update localizes the Store so that it's no longer HTML-based - as intended by the overhaul - and this will allow faster access to the Store and Network. Only after you download this update will you be able to peruse the new Store, so get moving 'cuz this one's a little large. Also don't forget that update 2.30 includes DTS-HD High Resolution and Master audio for Blu-Ray movies, which is a very nice addition to your home entertainment setup. Here's a brief description again in case you missed it earlier:

"DTS-HD Master Audio is literally bit-for-bit identical to the studio master recording and makes movie soundtracks and sound effects truly come to life. 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, so you’ll be totally immersed in the sound. The firmware update will add DTS-HD High Resolution Audio as well, which is a similar output technology that requires less disc space."

Well, what are you waiting for? Hop on to the PS3 (make sure it's Internet-ready, of course), and download the update. Once that's done, you know you want to check out the new-look Store...it's sweet!

4/15/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (10 posts)

KidCallaway123
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 @ 11:12:55 AM
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For those of us who don't go online with our PS3 can we get a link to where we can download this update?

I assume that we can download it to a small USB drive and install it that way... Am I correct?

Thanks

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Naiman17
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 @ 6:35:10 PM

Well you can go to the official Playstation website of your region and click the ps3 tab. If you are from North America it is www.us.playstation.com

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LegioN
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 @ 11:50:47 AM
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Im confused, if you don't go online why do you need the store update?

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berzerker
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 @ 3:17:52 PM

Maybe he wants the DTS-HD or DTS-MA capabilities?

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pavlovic
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 @ 11:56:52 AM
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Any news on the "special item" for every user number 50?

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LegioN
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 @ 12:46:14 PM
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i believe it was exclusive to japan :/

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Tim Speed24
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 @ 1:05:45 PM
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You can obtain the update at playstation.us.com and download it to a flash drive. Then install the flash drive in your PS3 and goto "Network Update" icon and select update via storage media.

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flux equals rad
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 @ 6:44:45 PM
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Did anyone take note of the Lair add-on newly added to the store today? Analog controls! I guess the patch wasn't a hoax. Might actually be worth playing now.

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repoman
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 8:20:07 AM
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To bad I sold my copy of Lair then, I just couldn't stand those controls.

Just curious if anyone else has an issue with updating their PS3 over the Internet. It seems to take almost 30-40mins for me. When I download larger updates over XBox Live it is done in 10mins. I have had my PS3 since November 06 and every time I download ANYTHING through PS3; demo, update, patch; they all take a ridiculously long time.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Squeezey
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 9:57:13 AM

My updates never take that long at all...you have 2 have terrible service 4 your downloads 2 take that long....

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