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BD Live coming to PS3 in late March


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#1 of 32 OFFLINE   Patrick.C

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Posted March 20 2008 - 12:20 AM

From PS3 goes BD-Live in upcoming firmware update - PS3 Fanboy



#2 of 32 OFFLINE   Adam_R

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Posted March 20 2008 - 01:01 AM

Profile 2.0 and still no DTS-MA support? GAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
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#3 of 32 OFFLINE   Jeff Gatie

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Posted March 20 2008 - 01:23 AM

Rumor has it that DTS-MA internal decoding will never be possible due to hardware limitations. They simply did not include the hardware necessary for internal decoding of DTS-MA and it can't be done by software.

#4 of 32 OFFLINE   Adam_R

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Posted March 20 2008 - 03:54 AM

That's the first I have heard of that rumor. Are you sure you aren't mixing that up with the fact that the hardware is limited and will never be able to use BITSTREAM with either new format? It was officially announced by Sony that DTS-MA would be supported in a future update.
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#5 of 32 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted March 20 2008 - 04:04 AM

My understanding was the same as Adam's - that DTS-MA streaming was not possible due to an early variant of HDMI 1.3 which the PS3 uses and will not stream that codec. In the end it doesn't really matter for me because I'm going to have to update an expensive piece of hardware regardless. Either my NAD T763 receiver (which doesn't decode the HD formats) or my PS3 (which, even if it does decode it, it doesn't have 5.1 outs and my T763 can't do PCM 5.1 over coaxial/optical). So if I keep my receiver, I'm going to have to buy the new Sony or Panasonic BD player coming out this spring/summer.

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#6 of 32 OFFLINE   Jeff Gatie

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Posted March 20 2008 - 04:21 AM

If you read the forums and the blogs, people go back and forth over both internal decoding and bitstream. Sony is mute about either, so any firm stance is rumor and/or speculation.

#7 of 32 OFFLINE   Grant H

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Posted March 20 2008 - 06:46 AM

It's only the bitstreaming aspect that's rumored to be limited by hardware, and even that isn't an absolute certainty. I believe it is limited since players that pass the bitstream have existed for awhile, and the PS3 hasn't been updated to pass it. Unless it's just that Sony really wants all decoding to be done inside the PS3 for menu sounds, advanced feature audio mixing, etc. The PS3 has more than ample processing power to decode DTS MA internally, which NO OTHER PLAYER DOES at this point. Please don't regurgitate the absolutely 100% inaccurate info that it is incapable of decoding it. Don't expect the update until AFTER the Sony and Panasonic players with internal decoding hit the market this summer. I'd say mid to late summer. Insiders have virtually guaranteed it is coming. The CEs need features to tout to sell their new elite players and if the PS3 beat them to market with everything while undercutting the price they wouldn't be happy. Why do you think all the CE's except Toshiba backed Blu-ray? They wanted to make money, and Sony and the BDA have obviously guaranteed their ability. After the Chinese players ruined the DVD market for them, they wouldn't want the PS3 doing the same thing for HD. The PS3 is a bargain as the most full-featured and reliable BD hardware available. The budget price just means you have to wait a little longer for some things, and really they've been very short waits. Most people don't even remember when it was updated to upscale DVDs, add 24 Hz processing, add forced 24 Hz processing... We got 1.1 fast. Not that much of a wait for 2.0. It probably won't be much of a wait for DTS HD MA either once there are other decoding players out there.
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#8 of 32 OFFLINE   Kenneth Lee

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Posted March 21 2008 - 04:21 AM


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#9 of 32 OFFLINE   Brent M

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Posted March 22 2008 - 06:19 PM



Edit: Grant basically just said everything I was going to type. Posted Image
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#10 of 32 OFFLINE   Jack Gilvey

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Posted March 23 2008 - 02:44 AM

That's been my understanding, unless there's new info?
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#11 of 32 OFFLINE   Adam_R

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Posted March 24 2008 - 05:23 AM

So can either of you provide a link to back up your claim that DTS-MA can't be decoded in software?
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#12 of 32 OFFLINE   Paul Hillenbrand

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Posted March 24 2008 - 12:33 PM

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#13 of 32 OFFLINE   Adam_R

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Posted March 24 2008 - 12:48 PM



Thank you sir.

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#14 of 32 OFFLINE   Chris S

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Posted March 24 2008 - 03:11 PM

The new firmware is live. Happy downloading!
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#15 of 32 OFFLINE   Paul Hillenbrand

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Posted March 25 2008 - 01:59 AM

The above link doesn't have the 2.20 update either.Posted Image

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#16 of 32 OFFLINE   Paul Hillenbrand

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Posted March 25 2008 - 02:10 AM

Even the Blu-ray.com site has the PLAYSTATION 3 System Software Update (v2.20) link, but has the message: "NO download file available" on the Green "Download" button.

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#17 of 32 OFFLINE   Paul Hillenbrand

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Posted March 25 2008 - 02:35 AM

FYI: The latest information from another site is: v.2.20 is "on the playstation network only, can't get it through PC yet..." and "What good is Live if you're not connected to the net..." Paul
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Posted March 25 2008 - 04:02 AM

Yup, downloaded it last night. Automatic download on the PS3 if select.

#19 of 32 OFFLINE   Brent M

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Posted March 25 2008 - 04:19 AM

Just did my update via Wi-Fi and it took about 5 min. Couldn't have been easier. Posted Image
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#20 of 32 OFFLINE   Paul Hillenbrand

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Posted March 25 2008 - 07:21 AM

FYI:

Found a FW v2.20 direct link download: Download PS3 Firmware 2.20 from this page site.

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