Paramount, DTS Enter Agreement to Include DTS:X Audio in Select Home Releases
- DTS:X soundtrack included in select Paramount movies
- AVR or sound bar with DTS:X available is needed to get full experience
- Zoolander 2, The Big Short, Daddy's Home, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot will debut the technology
DTS, Inc., a global leader in high-definition audio solutions, has entered into an agreement under which Paramount Home Media Distribution will release a collection of home entertainment titles with a DTS:X soundtrack. DTS:X is the most advanced immersive, object-based, multi-dimensional audio technology available to enhance the home entertainment experience like never before.
Paramount’s first titles released on Blu-ray Disc with DTS:X audio are Daddy’s Home, starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Farrell; The Big Short, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt; Zoolander No. 2, starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson; and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, starring Tina Fey and Margot Robbie.
DTS:X audio technology delivers a truly captivating entertainment experience in home theaters and sound bars, by accurately conveying the fluid movement of sound to create a richer soundscape than has previously been possible. DTS:X technology adapts to the speaker layout to best fit the individual consumer space by seamlessly transporting sound to and through specific locations within the viewing environment – in front of, behind, above and beside the audience.
“DTS is constantly innovating in order to offer consumers the best entertainment experience possible,” said Bill Neighbors, general manager, digital media and streaming solutions at DTS, Inc. “DTS:X is our most recent, most advanced product offering, raising the bar for in-home entertainment. Consumers and content creators have higher expectations than ever and DTS:X will exceed the most demanding expectations.”
An AVR or sound bar with DTS:X technology is required for the full immersive audio experience. Denon, Marantz, Sony, Trinnov and Yamaha have delivered DTS:X to many of their AVR models via firmware updates. Throughout the year, several brands, including Acurus, Anthem, ARCAM, Integra, Krell, McIntosh, Onkyo, Outlaw Audio, Pioneer, Steinway Lyngdorf and Theta Digital/ATI will release DTS:X firmware updates to their AVRs. Additionally, Yamaha will deliver a firmware update to its YSP-5600 sound bar this summer.