DTS has announced a partnership with Paramount Home Media Distribution that will bring object-based DTS:X surround soundtracks to select Paramount home video releases. The first titles to include a DTS:X soundtrack are Daddy's Home, The Big Short, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and Zoolander No. 2. A DTS Headphone:X soundtrack will also be available with these films through some digital retailers.
DTS, Inc. has entered into an agreement under which Paramount Home Media Distribution will release a collection of home entertainment titles with a DTS:X soundtrack. DTS:X is the most advanced immersive, object-based, multi-dimensional audio technology available to enhance the home entertainment experience like never before.
Paramount's first titles released on Blu-ray Disc with DTS:X audio are Daddy's Home, starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Farrell; The Big Short, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt; Zoolander No. 2, starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson; and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, starring Tina Fey and Margot Robbie.
DTS:X audio technology delivers a truly captivating entertainment experience in home theaters and sound bars, by accurately conveying the fluid movement of sound to create a richer soundscape than has previously been possible. DTS:X technology adapts to the speaker layout to best fit the individual consumer space by seamlessly transporting sound to and through specific locations within the viewing environment - in front of, behind, above and beside the audience.
"DTS is constantly innovating in order to offer consumers the best entertainment experience possible," said Bill Neighbors, general manager, digital media and streaming solutions at DTS, Inc. "DTS:X is our most recent, most advanced product offering, raising the bar for in-home entertainment. Consumers and content creators have higher expectations than ever and DTS:X will exceed the most demanding expectations."
An AVR or sound bar with DTS:X technology is required for the full immersive audio experience. Denon, Marantz, Sony, Trinnov and Yamaha have delivered DTS:X to many of their AVR models via firmware updates. Throughout the year, several brands, including Acurus, Anthem, ARCAM, Integra, Krell, McIntosh, Onkyo, Outlaw Audio, Pioneer, Steinway Lyngdorf and Theta Digital/ATI will release DTS:X firmware updates to their AVRs. Additionally, Yamaha will deliver a firmware update to its YSP-5600 sound bar this summer.
On Daddy's Home, The Big Short, Zoolander No. 2 The Magnum Edition and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, as well as additional select titles available with DTS:X audio, Paramount and DTS will also make a DTS Headphone:X track available via participating digital retailers. DTS Headphone:X puts listeners in the very center of the film's soundscape, creating an immersive experience that provides the best entertainment experience available through any headphones.
"Paramount continues to progress the entertainment experience for audiences at home," said Edward Hoxsie, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Product Production & Fulfillment, Paramount Pictures. "Working with DTS, a leading contributor in sound innovation, allows us to deliver a great consumer experience with audio technology that enables the immersive audio our feature content deserves."
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