Calabasas, CA (November 19, 2013)—Sony’s new PlayStation4 (PS4) includes the new DTS-HD Master Audio|7.1 decoder, providing consumers with immersive audio from both physical disc and digitally delivered media.
Launched in North America on November 15 (and selling through 1 million units in its first 24 hours, making it Sony’s fastest-selling console to date), PS4 is the first product to ship with DTS’ new DTS-HD Master Audio|7.1 decoder.
“Today, there are more than a couple of ways for consumers to access and enjoy entertainment content,” said Brian Towne, executive vice president and chief operating officer at DTS. “Millions of consumers rely on their gaming consoles to serve as their hub for accessing digital content services, holding the expectation that these devices will deliver the same quality video and audio experience that they receive when gaming or watching Blu-ray discs. By featuring DTS’ new DTS-HD Master Audio|7.1 technology, PS4 owners will be able to enjoy the same high-definition 7.1 surround sound experience received on Blu-ray from streaming and VOD services.”
DTS-HD Master Audio|7.1 is the latest delivery profile under the DTS-HD technology portfolio of advanced audio solutions for next-generation content.The new decoder supports streamed and downloaded content featuring DTS-HD-encoded audio tracks, as well as optical disc media with soundtracks produced in all DTS formats including DTS-HD Master Audio.