PS3 to Get DTS-HD Master Audio in Firmware 2.30
A DTS press release announces that its DTS-HD Master Audio technology is now available for the PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) computer entertainment system. DTS-HD Master Audio can deliver 7.1 audio channel, 96k/24-bit sound identical to the original studio master. The new PS3 Firmware with DTS-HD Master Audio will be available by simply downloading the upcoming firmware upgrade on April 15th, 2008. The PS3 HDMI 1.3 connection will send the decoded L-PCM audio to your reciever.
Fox Home Entertainment, MGM and New Line Entertainment have religiously used DTS Master Audio on their releases, and other studios including Sony and Magnolia have releases that use the codec.
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 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.
PS3 was designed to enable delivery of new and improved technologies like DTS-HD Master Audio, said Teiji Yutaka, Senior Vice President, Software Platform Development, SCE. So we are delighted to be able to offer this capability to PS3 users.
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