Lossless: Unlike PS3 Fat, PS3 Slim supports Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio


Sony giveth, and Sony taketh away. About six people were upset that Sony decided to, once and for all, kill PS2 backwards compatibility with the PS3 Slim. But as the rubbish opening sentence implies, PS3 Slim owners will, indeed, have something over their PS3 Fat (is that the standard nomenclature now?) brethren: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio support.

Yup, now people with high-end audio setups will be able to listen to the lossless audio tracks on their favorite Blu-ray movies. Despite the fact that I write for a tech site, I’m still “hobbling along” with a standard issue Dolby Digital/DTS audio setup; it works just fine, and was plenty cheap at $100.

Again, if this system debuted in 2006, things, I think, would be a little different today (knowing full well that Sony couldn’t have afforded a $300 PS3 back then).