10.01.2004 08:00 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Next generation disc standards announced for the DTS Blu-Ray and HD-DVD

Digital Theater Systems (DTS) DTS Coherent Acoustics coding system is the mandatory audio technology for the Blu-Ray Disc (BD) and the High Definition Digital Versatile Disc (HD-DVD). In addition to DTS’ core technology, its extension technologies, known as DTS++, have also been selected as options to provide higher data rates, lossless operation and additional channels.

DTS Coherent Acoustics was introduced in 1996 and was designed to be both extensible and backward-compatible based on its core + extension structure. Following extensions to the original 5.1-channel format include an additional discrete channel for 6.1-channel audio (DTS-ES), and a 96 kHz sampling rate for high-resolution audio (DTS 96/24.) DTS audio tracks using either of these enhancements and can be played on any existing DTS decoder, making them compatible with more than 280 million DTS-licensed consumer electronics products.

The added space and bandwidth provided by HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc allow the DTS audio tracks to be encoded at data rates greater than 1.5 Mb/s, to fully lossless operation. Both the mandatory DTS core technology and optional higher sampling rates like DTS 96/24 and additional channels up to 7.1, permit Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD formats to offer DTS' premium audio quality to consumers while retaining compatibility with all existing DTS decoders.

For more information, visit www.dvdforum.org and www.blu-raydisc.com

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Thursday 11:07 AM
The Best Deconstruction of a 4K Shoot You'll Ever Read
With higher resolutions and larger HD screens, wide shots using very wide lenses can be a problem because they allow viewers to see that infinity doesn’t quite resolve into perfect sharpness.

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology