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‘Expendables 2’ First with 11.1 Sound

16 Oct, 2012 By: Chris Tribbey

Sound company DTS first introduced its Neo:X 11.1 home audio solution at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, and nearly two years later the first Blu-ray Disc title to support the codec will be released.

The Nov. 20 release of Lionsgate’s The Expendables 2 will be the first to feature the option.

The Expendables 2 is still a DTS-HD master audio 7.1 mix, but it was specially optimized for Neo:X processing,” DTS said in a statement. “While the Blu-ray will still deliver a stellar DTS-HD master audio 7.1 experience on receivers not equipped with DTS Neo:X processing, those who have a Neo:X enabled receiver will be immersed in an even more impressive multidimensional audio environment, complete with height, capable of supporting up to an 11.1 channel configuration.”

DTS said it is working with other studios on adding Neo:X to other titles, though “we are working with studios for more Neo:X titles. At this time, we can't comment on what titles are currently in the works."

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