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Dolby Surround 7.1 outed with improved rear 3D sound placement

Dolby Surround 7.1 outed with improved rear 3D sound placement

Dolby have announced Dolby Surround 7.1, an 8-channel surround sound audio system that's intended to better support both traditional 2D and newer 3D content.  Integral to the new system is the introduction of two new audio zones - Back Surround Left and Back Surround Right - which, in tandem with the existing front two zones, should make for more impressive 360-degree surround effects.

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Dolby Axon Will Improve the Way You Yell at People Online

Dolby Axon Will Improve the Way You Yell at People Online

There's no doubt that the video game industry is one of the most profitable in the world. There are titles out there that have made more money than blockbuster movies, and this is not a trend that looks like it will be stopping any time soon. And one of the biggest proponents of those games, is the online multiplayer that comes along with it. Being able to yell at someone hundreds, if not sometimes thousands of miles away from you is great. But, what if it could be better?

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Lenovo netbooks get Dolby Headphone virtual surround sound

Lenovo netbooks get Dolby Headphone virtual surround sound

Dolby have officially announced the Dolby Headphone "personal surround sound" system which we saw demonstrated on a VIA netbook back in July, and confirmed that the technology will be included on Lenovo's IdeaPad S12 and S10-2 netbooks.  The system creates the illusion of 5.1 surround sound through stereo headphones by modeling the effect audio reflections off the walls and furnishings of a typical room would have on the listener's ears.

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Onkyo TX-NR807 AV receiver with internet radio and DLNA streaming

Onkyo TX-NR807 AV receiver with internet radio and DLNA streaming

Onkyo have dropped a new home AV receiver, the company's first such home theater product to include Pandora, Rhapsody, and Sirius streaming internet radio support.   The Onyko TX-NR807 supports DLNA 1.5 media streaming, for playback of media stored on networked computers and drives, together with offering six HDMI ports, Faroudja DCDi Cinema 1080p upscaling and both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

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Onkyo HT-S7200 and HT-S6200 7.1-channel systems with ProLogic IIz support

Onkyo HT-S7200 and HT-S6200 7.1-channel systems with ProLogic IIz support

Onkyo have announced a pair of new 7.1-channel home theater systems, offering a relatively straightforward way to add surround sound - including Dolby ProLogic IIz - and 1080p HD switching to a media setup.  The Onkyo HT-S7200 (shown here) and HT-S6200 have five and four HDMI 1.3a inputs, respectively, as well as the company's U-Port iPod charging/dock connector, and offer 130W per channel.

 

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LG Arena KM900 official: 3G, touchscreen & heavy multimedia

LG Arena KM900 official: 3G, touchscreen & heavy multimedia

After details leaked last week, and LG themselves teased the device's existence, the company has finally come clean and announced the LG Arena KM900.  The touchscreen handset will officially debut at Mobile World Congress in a week's time, but we now know that it will feature 7.2Mbps 3G HSDPA, WiFi, A-GPS and the company's new 3D S-Class User Interface.

 

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