PS3 To Deliver DTS-HD Master Audio & DTS-HD High Resolution Audio In 7.1 Surround
Sony has announced that the next system software update for the PlayStation3, will add DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, allowing consumers to enjoy Blu-ray movies with studio-quality, high-definition audio in 7.1 surround sound.
DTS-HD Master Audio delivers pure, high-quality audio that is bit-for-bit identical to the original studio master. DTS-HD Master Audio has the capacity to deliver audio at the incredibly high variable rate of 24.5 mega-bits per second (Mbps) on Blu-ray disc, a rate significantly higher than standard DVDs. DTS-HD Master Audio also offers 7.1 audio channels at 96k sampling frequency/24 bit depths. More than 100 Blu-ray movies and concert videos featuring premium DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks are available.
Additionally, 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.
Beyond enhancing PS3’s audio capabilities, installing the latest system software update will also enable users to access the new PlayStation online Store.
Sony’s free system software update 2.30 for the PS3 will be available next week.