The first TVs with DTS Virtual:X support are now rolling out to consumers.
Xperi has announced the launch of integrated support for DTS Virtual:X audio tech in LG's new lineup of Ultra HD TVs. Display models with the technology are now available in Kore and will expand to more global markets soon.
"We are very proud to add TVs to the sound bars and AVRs that already integrate DTS Virtual:X technology, and the first TVs available with this solution are LG’s newest Ultra HD models," said Jea Yoo, president of Xperi’s Korea office. "This audio technology offers consumers a hassle-free, theater-like sound experience at home."
DTS Virtual:X is a post-processing virtualization technology that can create an immersive audio experience from a TV's stereo speakers without the need for separate ceiling speakers, upward firing drivers, or surround speakers. The process can support all input sources from stereo to a 7.1.4 (11.1 channel) layout, along with optimization for DTS codecs, including DTS:X. Likewise, the tech offers upmixing capabilities for legacy content. When implemented, licensees can utilize one or more of the tech's features at the same time, including virtual height, virtual surround, bass enhancement, and multi-band hard limiter.
"Premium, immersive sound is a key factor in the IT device industry, including TVs, in determining the quality of home entertainment," said Won-Il Son, team leader of TV marketing at LG Electronics. "Our partnership with Xperi will allow us to offer a perfect home entertainment experience with LG Ultra HD TVs with DTS Virtual:X technology."
Beyond LG's new 4K TV lineup, DTS Virtual:X tech is also integrated into LG's SK6Y sound bar, the Yamaha YAS-207 sound bar, and select receivers from Denon and Marantz.