Encompass sound made simple: DTS is rolling your TV into your encompass sound system

DTS is about to make the method of shopping for a encompass sound system simpler in your pockets – and extra handy – with the introduction of DTS Play-Fi Residence Theater.

The expertise, introduced on Wednesday, helps you to use your TV as the middle of your encompass sound system by pairing it up with some other DTS Play-Fi-enabled audio system. 

The one catch right here is that your TV has to assist DTS Play-Fi Residence Theater – and people received’t be rolling out for one more few months.

The profit is that, upon getting a DTS Play-Fi Residence Theater TV, you’ll be capable to sync it up wirelessly with a Play-Fi enabled soundbar or discrete Play-Fi enabled entrance audio system in addition to as much as two Play-Fi enabled subwoofers. The entire system can then be grouped collectively and synced as much as improve the audio playback of your favourite reveals or motion pictures.


Evaluation: DTS Play-Fi Residence Theater is like Sonos, however constructed proper into your TV 

The crux of the brand new expertise is the need to create a encompass sound system utilizing a TV and a bunch of DTS audio system – therefore, why DTS developed DTS Play-Fi Residence Theater.

As soon as it rolls out all over the place, the tech will allow extra people to begin a house theater system by shopping for one or two audio system at a time as an alternative of a complete system – and take away the necessity to run any cables from an AV receiver to the audio system, which is one thing that may scare off any newcomers to the world of high-fidelity dwelling theater setups.

In some methods, it’s similar to what Sonos does with its lineup of audio system, which let you construct up a multi-room setup over a lot of years and has discovered actual success with that technique. That stated, the distinction is that Sonos usually makes its personal audio system whereas DTS licenses out the expertise to different producers. 

Regardless, DTS’s intent appears to give attention to providing customers a handy approach to dip their toes into encompass sound audio with out having to fret about losing any single element. On paper, at the least, all of it appears like a fantastic thought.

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