PS3 Slim bitsreams Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA audio, at last
Am I the only person that thought the PS3 already supported Bitstreaming? I think it’s rather humerous that Sony (the creators of the Blu-ray format) had not yet done so on their rather pricey flagship blu-ray player, go figure.
Now we hear that the fatboy gone slim supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio bitstream output to your receiver. Hear that audio nerds? Bitstream. See the HDMI chip on previous generations of the PS3 didn’t support bitstream output of the new(ish) high def codecs like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA. As such, the PS3 had to decode it internally before sending it over to your receiver via LPCM. A process that could garble the lossless audio depending on your setup. Even though the vast majority of people will never notice the difference (or even care), PS3 Slim owners can still kick back in smug satisfaction each time the TrueHD or DTS-HD MA indicators light-up on their receivers.