San Francisco, CA (October 6, 2014)—Beginning with Transformers: Age of Extinction, movies featuring Dolby Atmos soundtracks are now available for home theaters with Dolby Atmos-enabled AV receivers and speakers.
On September 30, 2014, Paramount Pictures released the first Blu-ray Disc (BD) to feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack with the #1 movie of the year worldwide, Transformers: Age of Extinction. Both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and the Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack offer a Dolby Atmos soundtrack encoded in Dolby TrueHD.
Paramount Pictures will look to support additional Dolby Atmos home theater titles via online streaming and BD later this year. Warner Bros. will also be among the first studios to support Dolby Atmos via online streaming and BD offerings. Dolby Atmos movies will additionally be available through content service provider VUDU, the first streaming service to announce support for Dolby Atmos films. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are fully backward compatible and will play on traditional home entertainment playback systems.
Consumers who want to experience Dolby Atmos home theater products will be able to visit a variety of retailers for demonstrations starting in October.
Manufacturers who have announced Dolby Atmos AV receivers or pre-processors include Denon, Integra, Marantz, Onkyo, Pioneer, Steinway Lyngdorf, Trinnov Audio and Yamaha. Manufacturers developing Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers and add-on modules include Atlantic Technology, Definitive Technology, KEF, Onkyo, Pioneer USA, Teufel and Triad Speakers. Onkyo also announced a Dolby Atmos-equipped home theater in a box (HTIB) system.
Silicon providers Analog Devices, Inc., Cirrus Logic and Texas Instruments have developed chips to support Dolby Atmos home theater AV receivers and processors. Additional manufacturers who have committed to delivering future Dolby Atmos products include Datasat Digital Entertainment, Emotiva Audio Corp, Outlaw Audio, Storm Audio, and NHT (Now Hear This).