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Sony Playstation 3 – Firmware 2.3 is Available!

April 14, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

The time is now – firmware 2.3 is available for the Sony Playstation 3.  Download now for DTS Master Audio goodness.

PS3 to Get DTS-HD Master Audio in Firmware 2.30

April 10, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

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 [...]

Playstation 3 Gets BD-Live

March 25, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

Well I am sure you are all aware by now that the Playstation 3 update to BD-Live is out. We see over at EngadgetHD they have been playing around with it. At first they couldn’t find the BD-Live content on the War disc, the first BD-Live disc to be released, but with a little direction [...]

Playstation 3 to get BD Live Update in Late March

March 20, 2008 by · 10 Comments 

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced that the next system software update for PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) computer entertainment system, slated for release in late March, will add Blu-ray Disc(TM) (BD) Profile 2.0 or BD-LIVE, enabling PS3 owners to experience interactive features, such as downloadable video content, ringtones, games, and more. "With Blu-ray established as the [...]

PS3 Game MGS4 Too Big For A BD50?

March 3, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

According to the creator (Kojima) of the Metal Gear Solid series, A blu-ray disc is too small for MGS4. Hideo Kojima has said "am not satisfied with the quality yet, however…there isn’t enough space." He also mentioned that they have had to make compromises in order to fit the game on a Blu-ray Disc. We [...]

Blu-ray Region Code Workaround for PS3 Discovered

January 25, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

We read on the AVForums that someone has discovered a workaround for region coding on Blu-ray titles. He has found that it works on New Line titles and essentially uses controller commands to jump past the warning to the main menu. It will be interesting to see if this workaround can be applied to titles [...]

The End is Here … Again!

December 21, 2007 by · 8 Comments 

And this time we have a winner! While these kinds of prediction articles can be a bit tiresome, this one from Hollywood Reporter comes with a few interesting statistics. After the usual Playstation 3 dominance note, we are told that in Europe Blu-ray Discs outsell HD DVD in a ratio of 3 to 1. We [...]

LG BH200 HD DVD/BD Combo Player Reviewed By Sound&Vision

December 21, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

The guys from Sound&Vision Mag have released their review of LG’s BH200 Super Blu combo player. The player supports the full HD DVD specifications, unlike its predecessor the BH100. The player’s hardware also supports Blu-ray Profile 1.1, but will need it enabled via a firmware update. It will be very interesting to compare the BH200 [...]

The End is Still Near

December 18, 2007 by · 10 Comments 

Variety is reporting that UK media research firm Screen Digest is predicting the end of the format war in 2008. In an interesting ‘bet hedging’ strategy, they don’t say which side will win, just that it will end.  The premise is that it would only take one major player to shift allegiances in order to [...]

Playstation 3 Firmware Update Released

December 18, 2007 by · 4 Comments 

Probably most of you are aware that Playstation 3 is now updating to firmware 2.10. This update adds Divx and WMV decoding for video as well as a voice pitch changer that can be used during chat (for what purpose I don’t yet know). This release is rumoured to also include support for Final Standard [...]

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