Apr 14, 2008
Nic Cho

Latest PS3 Updated Firmware Version 2.30 Supports DTS-HD Audio

The famous video game company, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has announced an availability of the next system software update (Version 2.30) for PS3 (PLAYSTATION 3), which able to support DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, enabling users to enjoy Blu-ray movies with studio-quality, high-definition audio.

According to the company, “The DTS-HD High Resolution Audio codec allows content creators to deliver uncompromised, high-definition audio on Blu-ray, while requiring less disc space than DTS-HD Master Audio. DTS-HD High Resolution Audio streams audio at a high constant bit rate of 6.0 Mbps on Blu-ray discs, and is also capable of up to 7.1 audio channels at 96k sampling frequency/24 bit depth resolution, thereby producing outstanding sound quality.”

“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.”

The latest Sony Playstation 3 firmware v. 2.30 is expected to be available on April 15th.

Update: Sony PlayStation 3 firmware OS update v.2.35 released.

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