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Dolby Digital Live

Enjoy audio from your PC or game console through your home theater with Dolby® Digital Live. A real-time encoding technology, Dolby Digital Live converts any audio signal into a Dolby Digital bitstream for transport and playback through a home theater system. With it, your PC or game console can be hooked up to your Dolby Digital-equipped audio/video receiver or digital speaker system via a single digital connection, eliminating the confusion of multiple cables and ensuring the integrity of the audio signal.

The real-time interactive capabilities of Dolby Digital Live technology are ideally suited to PCs and video game consoles because it reproduces audio cues and effects that follow the on-screen action, transforming gameplay into an exciting and realistic entertainment experience.

Systems using Dolby Digital Live technology can provide Dolby Digital (5.1-channel surround sound) during gameplay, immersing players in high-quality surround sound that puts them at the center of the action. Gamers hear every window shatter, feel every explosion, and experience every wipeout.

Dolby Digital Live technology is integrated into the motherboard audio chipsets of many high-performance PCs. These PCs provide an S/PDIF connector and use a digital cable for one-step connection to a home theater system. Dolby Digital Live can also enable other future entertainment capabilities on the PC because of its ability to deliver any audio source via a single digital interface to an existing home theater system.

Feature Advantages/Benefits
Uses a single digital connection
Ensures the integrity of the audio signal
Eliminates confusion, hassle, and clutter of multiple analog and digital connections
Transforms all PC audio signals into a Dolby Digital signal
Dolby Digital is the audio backbone for home networks
Enables playback over millions of home theater systems equipped with Dolby Digital decoding
Optimized for low-latency interactive applications
No perceptible delay between video and audio in game play
Provides realistic 5.1-channel surround sound effects during interactive video gameplay
Immerses PC and game console players in a highly realistic game experience
Where You'll Find Dolby Digital Live
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