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DTS-HD Surround Sound Comes to CinemaNow

7 May, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey



Approximately 4,000 titles on Best Buy’s CinemaNow streaming service will soon have DTS-HD surround sound, thanks to a new partnership.

Samsung’s latest Internet-connected HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc players will be the first products to handle the feature, with DTS working with other consumer electronics companies.

“What we’ve done in the Blu-ray space is moving to the open streaming space,” said Brian Towne, EVP and COO for DTS. “It’s been several years worth of work getting to this space.”

Best Buy’s CinemaNow application is powered by Rovi Entertainment Store’s digital video technology solution, and while it’s the first to offer DTS-HD encoded content, Towne said DTS is working with other Rovi-enabled streaming video services to add DTS-HD surround sound.

DTS-HD offers 5.1 surround sound and is already an optional codec for Blu-ray Disc releases.


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