DTS Demos Master Audio via PC
TAIPEI, Taiwan - DTS, Inc. announces that it will hold the first public demonstrations of DTS-HD Master Audio via a PC source during this year’s Computex in Taipei, June 5-9, 2007. The company will be showcasing its high definition surround audio technology for the next generation optical disc formats utilizing a high-end desktop PC with a Blu-ray Disc drive featuring DTS-HD Master Audio at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan.
Part of the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD technical specifications, DTS-HD Master Audio delivers up to 7.1-channels of surround audio that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master. With the introduction of the next generation formats, the PC industry is now integrating high definition technologies into desktop and laptop PCs for consumers.
“The fast adoption of HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc is encouraging manufacturers to incorporate high definition technologies into PCs,” said Brian Towne, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Division, at DTS. “Major CE manufacturers are seeking to include DTS-HD Master Audio in their next generation equipment, and we’re witnessing a similar initiative on the PC side. As more and more consumers purchase HDTVs and high definition peripherals, they want the same audio and visual quality from their PCs.”
Throughout the show, DTS will also be showcasing DTS Connect™, which was designed to enhance the entertainment value of the PC platform. A DTS Connect-enabled PC provides two audio benefits to the consumer: DTS Interactive™ and Neo:PC™, for both multi-channel and stereo content. Taking full advantage of the maximum data throughput of the digital interface, DTS Interactive provides a single cable connection via S/PDIF digital audio output to a DTS-enabled surround sound system by encoding all audio into a DTS-compatible bitstream at 1.5Mbps. Neo:PC, based upon DTS’ Neo:6 matrix surround technology, transforms any stereo content such as MP3, WMA or CD audio, into as many as 7.1 channels of surround sound via analog outputs.
About DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio delivers sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master. It can deliver audio at variable bit rates which are significantly higher than standard DVDs. DTS-HD Master Audio can provide up to 7.1 audio channels at a 96k sampling frequency / 24-bit depth or 5.1 audio channels at 192 kHz that are identical to the original master. The DTS-HD Master Audio bit stream also contains the DTS 1.5 Mbps core for backwards compatibility with existing DTS-enabled home theater systems, and delivery of 5.1 channels of sound at twice the resolution found on most standard DVDs.
DTS, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTSI) is a digital technology company dedicated to delivering the ultimate entertainment experience. DTS decoders are in virtually every major brand of 5.1-channel surround processor, and there are hundreds of millions of DTS-licensed consumer electronics products available worldwide. A pioneer in multi-channel audio, DTS technology is in home theatre, car audio, PC and game console products, as well as DVD-Video, Surround Music and DVD-ROM software. DTS audio products are featured on more than 27,000 motion picture screens worldwide. Additionally, DTS provides imaging technology and services for the motion picture industry; DTS Digital Images, formerly Lowry Digital Images, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DTS and an industry leader in image restoration and enhancement. Founded in 1993, DTS is headquartered in Agoura Hills, California and has offices in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan and China. For further information, please visit www.dts.com.