Microsoft announced that DTS:X will soon be available on Windows 10 PC and Xbox One. Improvements are also coming to Dolby Atmos on both platforms.
Hopefully that's what the DTS:X Ultra app is for lol
I think it is what the app is for. This is great news.
True, but there aren't any games yet that support DTS:X as far as I know
Cool already enjoying Dolby Atmos in RE2
I bought the Dolby Atmos app for my PC, but honestly not really noticing a difference from the "simulated surround" it replaced. I'm using Sennheiser 598cs, decent headphones. Was expecting a bit more after all of the hype.
So did I. I need to buy better headphones though.
Unless you have a minimum 7.1.4 setup, you'll never fully appreciate DTS X and Atmos.
I have Atmos enabled on my PC and with a good pair of headphones they sound amazing.
I'm sure they sound good, just not as good as a dedicated cinema room with 7.1.4.
I've found most Dolby products since Dolby surround to be nothing but hype. Atmos is OK, but it's benefits are more on the production side, not the user side. Dolby just has to keep making new things to keep selling products, as DTS pretty much took away a lot of their relevance.
What exactly this is? Plus we need to pay for that??
DTS is the competitor of Dolby when it comes to surround output. They both actually are companies that provide systems for channeling, encoding and decoding sound. There are various formats that both these companies provide for example DTS HD and Dolby Digital TrueHD. These containers have been upgraded to support aerial sound (360 degrees). You have Atmos and DTS:X doing the same thing. DTS from my understanding is a cheaper or even free alternative and will now support windows as well when it comes to DTS:X They're both surround solutions and companies can choose which ones to use for their media for example.
Gotta give MS credit for continuing to add stuff like this to the Xbox One S and X, Dolby Vision, FreeSync, and now this, very cool. Hopefully Sony takes note and starts adding similar features to the PS4 Pro.
Atmos has been available on Playstation since the PS3.
Neither the PS3 or PS4 support Atmos...unless you know of some secret menu where I can enable it.
@Gumby And if one doesn't have headphones, or an atmos sound bar(if those even exist), what would be the point in having the console itself decode the stream? If the receiver can support the encoded signal, it still isn't going to matter if the console can do it, and if the receiver does support it, then there is no need for the console to do it, and the receiver will probably do a better job. I was often curious why so many people made such a big deal about this....particularly since Atmos isn't a really common feature for people to buy into at the time this was announced. DTS-X is more likely to take over in the long run. I don't want to criticize MS inclusion about this, I'm just curious why it matters that Xbox has it.
It supports Atmos for movies. Set it to Bitstream and the PS3 and PS4 can bitstream Atmos.
I cant believe so many people have no idea Atmos is available on the PS3 and PS4 lol
RE2 sounds amazing in 7.1.4
Xbox one x is a real great system.
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