Posted Wed Jan 9, 2019 at 05:25 PM PST by Steven Cohen
The new chips will include support for DTS:X decoding.
DTS and MediaTek have announced plans to launch the first DTS:X System-on-Chip (SoC) solution for TVs. The new SoCs will be available to manufacturers in the second half of 2019.
"We're excited to work with MediaTek to deliver the first DTS:X solution for TVs on its 4K UHD SoC chipsets," said Joanna Skrdlant, General Manager, Home Audio at Xperi. "We successfully launched DTS Virtual:X for TV together this past year, and we look forward to enabling DTS:X for TVs with MediaTek in 2019 to deliver a seamless, premium home entertainment experience for our mutual TV customers."
With the new DTS decoder for single and dual-core MediaTek SoC architectures, manufacturers will be able to produce TVs that are backward compatible with all DTS-encoded content, including DTS:X and DTS-HD Master Audio. The DTS:X transcoder offers support for outputting DTS core audio over S/PDIF and ARC, along with DTS:X lossless bitstream output through eARC to connected devices like a DTS:X compatible A/V receiver or sound bar. Likewise, the tech also incorporates support for the new IMAX Enhanced program immersive streaming codec for 4K IMAX Enhanced movies via OTT services.
"After DTS Virtual:X, we are pleased to work with Xperi again and to integrate DTS:X technology into MediaTek TV SoC's." said Mike Chang, Corporate Vice President, Head of Smart Home Business Group, MediaTek. "Together with new DTS:X support, our TV SoC solution with cutting-edge video and PQ engine will offer a more vivid, immersive viewing and listening experience for home entertainment."
Specific TV models set to incorporate MediaTek's DTS:X enabled chipsets have not been announced yet.
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