DTS True 7.1 Surround Sound coming to Wii

Seems as though 7.1 surround is coming to Wii. DTS at the GDC has confirmed the tech to do so.

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bob saget remix3376d ago

Why have epic sound when theres no epic games?

YungXclusive2K93376d ago

why would we need 7!.1 surround sound when the wii doesn't even support HD Graphics, it makes no sense. I highly doubt any game would really be able to truly support this because wii's disk space i believe is smaller than 360

ChickeyCantor3376d ago (Edited 3376d ago )

Actually sound gives people more emotion than image.

Also Wii uses DVD9, doesn't 360 use that too?

Doing some research, they both use the same amount of gigs for discs.
And considering wii has graphical content for 480P, there is enough room.

XLiveGamer3376d ago

"Why have epic sound when theres no epic games?"

Why not? If the little guy want to scream loud like the others let him scream.

SaiyanFury3376d ago (Edited 3376d ago )

I wouldn't say the Wii has no great games, obviously it does. But with no digital audio output, I don't see how it's going to have true surround sound. It will most likely be simulated surround sound like Dolby Pro-Logic II.

I_am_rushin3376d ago

wow! even the 360 can't do 7.1. The new dts neural just "upscales" 5.1 to 7.1

bym051d3376d ago

At least the 360 can do 5.1, which is still awesome. The Wii, lacking digital output maxes out at matrixed 2 channel sound.

ZeroBlitz3376d ago

Just wondering but isn't uncompressed 7.1 surround sound supposed to take up a lot of disc space? What use is a feature that few of the best titles will even be able to utilise?

phosphor1123375d ago


phosphor1123375d ago

forgot to reply to your question, yes it takes up lots of space, but it is apparent that they have the space to do it (honestly, not many games would take up that much space on there in the first place). Anyway, DTS is a lot more compressed that Dolby Digital, and so far, tends to yield better sound quality over DD.

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nintendohomie3376d ago

wow! not bad the question remains how many devs will include this into their games? i would have loved Metroid P3 with 7.1 surround.

Iceman X3376d ago

This is the same thing that Prototype is using, it takes a 5.1 DTS signal and convert it to 7.1 DTS signal. But the PS3 and Blu Ray players does REAL 7.1 uncompressed PCM,DTS HD and DDTrue HD. This is the real evolution of high quality sound. Not cheap old DVD 5.1 audio lol. But without Blu Ray for size and REAL HDMI 1.3 they all just fake sound. Heveanly Sword used 7.1 PCM uncompressed and the audio alone for that game was 10GB, not to mention that about 90% of PS3 games use these audio formats, so yeah who in their right mind thinks that Wii and 360 can do this lol on dvds without Blu ray.... so sad

ChickeyCantor3376d ago (Edited 3376d ago )

" uncompressed PCM"

In all honesty, how big is the difference between uncompressed and compressed sound?
Can you tell us?...really?

@nec below,
Yeah loading huge files isn't efficient to begin with.

n4f3376d ago

you seem to know ps3 power more than sony. and i bet you dont know sh!t what ur talking. i bet you only say this because someone say it.
monkey heard, monkey tell?

nycredude3376d ago

As I do.. hahahahahah!

BTW not many games on the Ps3 support 7.1 uncompressed, even on the ps3.

SaiyanFury3376d ago (Edited 3376d ago )


The difference between compressed and uncompressed isn't generally recognizable through a normal setup like listening to audio through TV speakers. For those of us with home theatres, the difference is like night and day. An example of compressed audio would be Dolby Digital. Now compare that to an uncompressed, lossless signal through a proper A/V Receiver and you WILL hear the difference. The standard bitrate for Dolby Digital is 640kbps. The average bitrate for a lossless, uncompressed signal is generally about 4-5mbps, thus delivering a far superior sound quality.

ChickeyCantor3376d ago (Edited 3376d ago )

The thing is most people don't really hear the difference, due their setup.
Having huge files is not efficient, and like nyc said, Lots of games don't use it anyway...yet people seem to enjoy it?

So honestly i dont see why wii can't benefit from it. wether it being true 7.1 or not.

tda-danny3376d ago (Edited 3376d ago )

Lots of people don't have a setup to hear the difference?

Why buy a new HDTV for the picture but have last gen Dolby digital surround sound, or none at all?

If you have a receiver with hdmi input, chances are you can input PCM uncompressed sound. The PS3 can even decode blurays if your receiver cannot accept Dolby HD (decodes it to pass uncompressed PCM audio to your receiver).

Also, most games don't have an uncompressed audio file? Wrong. The games that only have a dolby digital sound file are multiplat games, because it is the highest level audio file that the 360 can accept.

Most PS3 exclusives games do have uncompressed audio.

Resistance 1 & 2, Ratchet & Clank, Heavenly Sword, Killzone2, Motorstorm 1 & 2, MGS4, Warhawk, Wipeout HD & Uncharted are the ones I own that have uncompressed audio. I know there's more...

ChickeyCantor3376d ago

You can have a HD tv, but that doesnt mean all consumers have a HD-sound system?

There is a huge difference. Not eveyone knows about it, the thing is lots of gamers don't even have this 7.1 system installed in one of their rooms.

" Why buy a new HDTV for the picture but have last gen Dolby digital surround sound, or none at all?
Just to add, Well why do you think? Because its becomming the standard, but that doesnt mean they all have a 7.1 system installed.
I bet lots of people don't even know how to hooko up a 7.1 system( while its freaking easy)

" Also, most games don't have an uncompressed audio file? Wrong"
Hold it where did i say this?

I said lots, there is a difference.

Microsoft Xbox 3603376d ago

"In all honesty, how big is the difference between uncompressed and compressed sound? "


The difference is huge. I suggest upgrading your audio setup if you can't hear the difference. Like you said earlier: "sound gives people more emotion than image." Now just imagine audio in lossless uncompressed audio. In other words HD sound. Its absolutely stunning.

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bigjclassic3376d ago

Hopefully the next round of Inhouse Nintendo games use this.
Zelda with DTS True 7. would sound so beautiful.

LukaX233376d ago

Wow, Nintendo looks as if they are caring about the hardcore Wii fans out there. Good job!

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