The PS3 Slim Can Bitstream Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio?

The PS3 Slim only just got announced, but its full abilities are starting to emerge. The latest: Apparently it actually can bitstream Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio directly to your receiver. Can I get a w00t from the audiophiles?

Many had suspected (or at least hoped) so—and it's something we've not yet confirmed—but a report on the Japanese Tech News site, AV Watch, makes it sound like a done deal.

The HDMI chip used by existing fatty PS3 models doesn't support the relatively recent Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA codecs. This currently forces the consoles to decode internally and send the audio to your receiver via LPCM, a potentially lossy process.

Bottom Line: Great news if you use the PS3 for watching Blu-ray movies with a high-end surround sound system. If not, just nod and know that this is a good thing. [AV Watch (translated) via Engadget]

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