Sound decision: Dolby Digital Plus hits record numbers in HDTVs, set-tops

Dolby's latest generation audio format, Digital Plus, is gaining momentum as an accepted part of HDTVs and set-top boxes. In a news release, Dolby Laboratories said this oft-forgotten piece of digital entertainment was incorporated into eight million HDTVs and two million set-tops, compared to about 3.7 million combined products in the prior year.

Among other characteristics, the latest generation SurroundSound format includes "enhanced audio description for the visually impaired," which, Dolby said, is "increasingly being mandated for broadcasts in some regions."

For more:
- see this news release

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