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DTS-HD® Decoding For UltraViolet™ Content To Be Featured in CyberLink PowerDVD
DTS-HD Will Unlock the Full Potential of High-Resolution Downloaded Video Content by Pairing it with Powerful Multi-Channel Surround Sound
CALABASAS, Calif. — DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq:DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions and audio enhancement technologies, today announced that CyberLink’s popular media player, PowerDVD 13, will add support for UltraViolet™ Common File Format (CFF) content encoded in DTS-HD. CyberLink is working closely with DTS to optimize PowerDVD to deliver the same immersive 7.1 channel surround sound environment for UltraViolet content, that is currently available when enjoying DTS-HD encoded Blu-ray™ Discs and DVDs on PowerDVD.
“How we consume media entertainment is constantly evolving so it’s essential that we keep PowerDVD up-to-date with the latest developments to ensure that our customers enjoy the best possible playback experience,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “One of PowerDVD’s key strengths is its compatibility with a vast array of formats and we’re excited to be working with DTS to bring the advanced audio technology of DTS-HD to our customers who watch UltraViolet content on PowerDVD.”
DTS-HD technology is designed to deliver an unsurpassed immersive surround sound listening environment—up to 7.1 channels—from streamed and downloaded content, including new UltraViolet CFF content, as well as from DVDs or Blu-ray™ Discs. The advanced audio quality provides sound that is exactly as the creator intended it to be heard.
“Today, PCs continue to play a key role in the consumption of entertainment content,” said Brian Towne, executive vice president and chief operating officer at DTS. “CyberLink’s PowerDVD media player has long stood as a popular choice for enjoying physical media on PCs; by upgrading to DTS-HD® surround sound on UltraViolet content, CyberLink’s customers will soon be able to enjoy the same immersive DTS audio experience found on DVDs and Blu-ray, on UltraViolet CFF content.”
For more information about DTS, please visit www.dts.com, or connect with DTS on Facebook and Twitter (@DTS_Inc). For more information about PowerDVD 13, please visit www.Cyberlink.com.
Founded in 1996, CyberLink Corp. is the world’s leading multimedia software company. With over 100 patented technologies that provide a solid foundation on which to continuously revolutionize the way multimedia is experienced, CyberLink’s visionary outlook has allowed the company to grow rapidly. This ultimately led to a record-breaking IPO on the Taiwan Over-the-Counter Exchange (OTC: 5203) in 2000. CyberLink is currently listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW). CyberLink’s broad portfolio of multimedia applications can be categorized into two main areas: Media Entertainment – PowerDVD being the flagship product in this category, provides the latest in media playback on PCs, across devices in the home network, and on-the-go with portable smart devices; and Media Creation – offers a series of software to create enticing videos & photos, author Blu-ray & DVD discs and more. CyberLink has built strategic partnerships with leading CPU and GPU providers and a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, interoperable, and fast time-to-market solutions that keep our OEM partners from top PC brands on the leading edge. CyberLink’s worldwide headquarters are located in Taipei, Taiwan, with regional operations offices in North America, Japan, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The company has 700 employees worldwide, with more than 500 engineers in product design and development.
About DTS, Inc.
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq:DTSI) is a premier audio solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences—anytime, anywhere, on any device. DTS’ audio solutions enable delivery and playback of clear, compelling high-definition audio, which is incorporated by hundreds of licensee customers around the world, into an array of consumer electronic devices. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in high definition multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of compelling movies, music, games and other forms of digital entertainment to a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in car audio systems, digital media players, DVD players, game consoles, home theaters, PCs, set-top boxes, smart phones, surround music content and every device capable of playing Blu-ray™ discs. Founded in 1993, DTS’ corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS also has offices in Los Gatos and Santa Ana, California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.