Sony posts PS3 firmware 2.30
Sony has kept its firmware launch promise and released version 2.30 of the PlayStation 3's system software this week.
The firmware enables the PS3 to support DTS-HD Master Audio, the console's second HD audio format.
The PS3 already supports Dolby’s TrueHD, a rival HD audio format. But expanding the console’s audio support to include DTS-HD Master Audio, which features ona number of upcoming Blu-ray releases, at least allows consumers to choose which HD format they like the sound of best.
DTS claims that DTS-HD Master Audio is capable of delivering audio that is "bit-for-bit identical to the studio master" at up to 24.5Mb/s on Blu-ray, with the audio encoded using 24-bit quantisation at 96kHz.
Firmware 2.30 also gives gamers access to the redesigned Sony PlayStation Store. The electronics giant said it reorganised the store due to customer demand for a better interface and easier navigation.
Details of how to download firmware 2.30 can be found here.