Next-Gen Contenders Required to Include Dolby Audio Technology28 Sep, 2004 By: Jessica Wolf
Both of the next-generation contenders, HD-DVD and Blu-ray, will be required to include the Dolby technology audio format, Dolby Laboratories announced today.
The DVD Forum has selected Dolby Digital Plus and MLP Lossless as mandatory audio formats for HD-DVD, and the Blu-ray Disc Association announced that Dolby Digital will also be mandatory technology on its new high-definition DVD format.
“Dolby is a recognized leader in multichannel audio technologies. With that leadership comes a clear vision of the future, which includes enabling superior audio performance for next-generation HD video formats and home-theater applications, while maintaining our commitment to the millions of households worldwide that have adopted Dolby Digital 5.1 as their entertainment standard,” said Craig Eggers, marketing director, consumer electronics, at Dolby Laboratories. “We are pleased that Dolby's technologies have been selected to be part of both exciting next-generation HD packaged media formats.”
Meanwhile, this week the DVD Forum also approved a new logo for HD-DVD, similar in appearance to the standard DVD logo, and set specifications for a rewritable format with 12 x and 16 x recording speeds.