Dolby Home Theater v4 Delivers PC Surround Sound like Never Before

Ethos.jpgDolby unveiled an entirely new suite of audio technologies as part of the fourth generation of the Dolby PC Entertainment Experience program today at the 2011 International CES . Acer will release the first products utilizing these new technologies in its high-end Aspire Ethos consumer multimedia notebooks. The Aspire Z Series all-in-one PCs from Acer will also feature new Dolby PC Entertainment Experience technologies. The Dolby PC Entertainment Experience program offers two technology suites, Dolby Home Theater v4, which delivers immersing surround sound and high fidelity audio for all forms of entertainment content, and Dolby Advanced Audio v2, which delivers a consistent listening experience and virtual surround sound via built-in PC speakers as well as high-fidelity audio for all forms of entertainment content.

The latest generation of Dolby PC audio technologies creates a solution to the growing number of challenges associated with providing a high-quality PC audio entertainment experience. These issues include those caused by stereo content that lacks cinematic surround sound, poorly mixed content with unintelligible dialogue, and inconsistent volume levels across entertainment sources. In addition, laptop speakers are typically small, not loud enough, and cause distortion when volume is maximized.