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New PS3 Slim Isn’t Slim on Audio Features

August 21, 2009 Written by Anthony Severino


Since the PS3 Slim was officially unveiled earlier this week, news has slowly trickled in about what the differences are between the new PS3 slim, and it’s heavier predecessor. Now a new feature has been revealed that will make audiophiles rejoice.

The PS3 for the past 3 years has been at the top of the line as far as Blu-Ray players were concerned. The one thing that was holding it back was the fact it couldn’t bitstream Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio. The PS3 instead had to decode it and send it to your receiver as Linear PCM.

That’s a thing of the past as the new PS3 slim can bitstream HD audio output to your receiver. No more decoding needed, which allows for lossless audio. The average gamer wont notice the difference, as you need a high-end audio set up to really appreciate the change in performance.