News from Dolby Laboratories has arrived telling us that Microsoft is adding support for Dolby Digital Plus for Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions.
Great news for those getting Windows 7 when it is released in October and especially good news for Media Center users. Why? Because many of the content providers and broadcasters use Dolby Digital Plus – a high-efficiency audio codec that aims to maintain the quality of Dolby Digital at a lower data rate. All while staying fully compatible with the current Dolby digital A/V receivers.
Benefits of Dolby Digital Plus according to Dolby:
- Delivers superior audio quality for a richer surround sound experience
- Enables up to 7.1 channels of theatre-quality sound
- Unlocks the full audio potential from Blu-ray Discs, HD broadcast, and streamed and downloaded media
- Ensures that you hear audio precisely as it was intended