SRS Labs has announced that Vizio has integrated its SRS TruVolume solution into two high-end products: the 55in XVT HDTV and the HD Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer. SRS TruVolume is an advanced, intelligent volume control solution that eliminates irritating fluctuations in volume during television broadcasts.
The No. 1 complaint of viewers with their television experience is the fluctuation of volume level heard when switching channels or when programming goes to commercials, with 93 percent of viewers identifying the problem as annoying.
To solve the problem, SRS invented TruVolume, which measures, analyzes and controls volume levels utilizing psychoacoustical principles. SRS TruVolume uses 20 frequency bands that closely model human hearing, monitoring and adjusting the audio signal level continuously, resulting in a consistent volume, regardless of fluctuations in the audio source. Users need only to set the volume to their preferred level once.
While abrupt changes in volume are frequently identified as a problem when watching television, SRS TruVolume can address this complaint across a wide range of consumer electronics devices, including set-top boxes, AV receivers, PCs, mobile phones, auto sound systems and portable media devices.
The new VF550XVT1A is a 55in, 1080p LCD HDTV. In addition to TruVolume, the set features SRS TruSurround HD, a suite of technologies that provides up to 6.1 channels of playback over front facing speaker configurations.
The black VIZIO HD Sound Bar uses four 3in high-efficiency mid/bass drivers and two 1in high-performance aluminum dome neodymium tweeters. In addition to SRS TruVolume, it also features SRS TruSurround HD for immersive surround sound. The included wireless subwoofer is outfitted with a long-throw 6.5in woofer for deep, rich bass. The Auto Sync function ensures the subwoofer connects wirelessly to the Sound Bar for convenient plug and play operation. Only a single cable is required to connect the Sound Bar to any flat-panel TV.