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I beat you to it, hahaha. tongue.gif

My flagship level VT60 does not do Dolby through the optical out. Only does it for OTA feeds and tv apps.

Everything elss is stereo.

What a company needs to do is make a ssimple device that converts DTS into DOLBY. Sure, its yet another thing to the chain, but still something.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/20/13 at 12:53am
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I know!!! Omg.

So here's the chance for Astro (or anyone else) to bring in DTS Headphone X + DH in one package, no more excuses!

*EDIT*
@MLE
Wow seriously? I would have thought that DDL through optical out is a simple requirement for most TVs now a days. My very old Sharp LC32A37M even had DDL through optical.
Edited by benbenkr - 11/20/13 at 12:53am
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I dunno why optical outs on TVs are neglected. I haven't seen many with Dolby passthrough for external devices (ps3, etc). It only will do Dolby for over the air, and apps through the TVs on smart features.
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The current Sony W6 TV I own does have Dolby passthrough on its optical out though, that's odd but at least that's a plus point for Sony. I do bitstream Dolby 5.1 through HDMI on my PC to the TV then into the DSS, it works.

 

But wow oh wow, I wonder why Microsoft would ditch DDL on the XB1's optical out though. Surely they know there are a lot of Astro users (and to a lesser extent, other DH users out there) who plays on the 360 and wants to make the jump to the next-gen. How did they oversee this? It's not like there is a licensing issue either since the HDMI out do have DDL capability.

 

*EDIT*

And it seems like HDMI IN on the Xbox One is broken beyond disbelief. Audio downmixes to stereo no matter what you do and if you decide to connect another console into it, expect horrendous input lag (which Microsoft reps earlier said there wouldn't be any).


Edited by benbenkr - 11/20/13 at 1:07am
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Originally Posted by benbenkr View Post

So here's the chance for Astro (or anyone else) to bring in DTS Headphone X + DH in one package, no more excuses!

*EDIT* @MLE
Wow seriously? I would have thought that DDL through optical out is a simple requirement for most TVs now a days. My very old Sharp LC32A37M even had DDL through optical.

I  believe Turtle Beach systems is working on a DTS Headphone X headphone surround sound device.

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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

I  believe Turtle Beach systems is working on a DTS Headphone X headphone surround sound device.

 

But it's just an announced wireless headset isn't it? I hope they actually make a DSS3 and sell it as its own device.

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Why do I get the funny feeling that the only reason Microsoft would remove Dolby Digital support is to break compatibility with devices people have already bought...

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 Headphone x!


Edited by martin vegas - 11/20/13 at 2:55am
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I am looking to upgrade my TV since I want/need a bigger size and started gaming more compared to not doing much in the many last months. Going from a 42" Panasonic GT30 to something around 55". I was thinking about a VTW60 (VT65 in the US) but that think shrieks heat from the specs and consumption measurements. The Sony W900 didn't appeal to me in terms of PQ. 

 

Plasmas have that extremely smooth motion reproduction that is clearly noticable in comparison to LCDs. I fear the heat of a 55" though. 

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This is the best one you can get..50 inch!

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8 inch bigger, could still be decisive but I'll try to get a good price for a 55"

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Why do I get the funny feeling that the only reason Microsoft would remove Dolby Digital support is to break compatibility with devices people have already bought...
I mean, that SOUNDS like a Microsoft move... but do they offer a competing product? Little chat headsets, seems completely different from game sound to me.

See, when Apple does something like drop the floppy drive, serial mouse connectors, parallel ports, DVD burners, etc, they do it with a message: you're getting/using a superior alternative instead, like USB or the internet. Sony has created a few proprietary connectors and products, but even though many didn't catch on, the theme was Sony was trying to fill a niche (and make money), not create a void. Here, you could argue DTS is superior from a SQ standpoint, but it's simply only for premium luxury products that, IMO, aren't part of the largest target market's budget. Not many college kids are gonna get a receiver and 5.1 speakers in their dorm. Instead, it simply creates a product void, and (like a theme for the Xbox One) alienates their customer base. Microsoft... Why?
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Why?
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 Headphone x!
Thanks for the demo, would love to hear it "live," but it sounded very good on my Q701. Oddly, the R/L fronts seemed a little higher than straight in front of me, but the height channels sounded higher. DTS X devices will be nice and an improvement on the occasional height cues confusion in FPS games... will be nice. Once they exist. Anyway, I'll add this video to the guide, thanks for finding.
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The first DTS X device hit this month, but it is bluetooth only.
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The first DTS X device hit this month, but it is bluetooth only. Not sure if xbox one is getting headphone x ..i know that sennheiser are doing new headsets with more drivers in them..could be a  headphone version of dolby atmos but not 100% sure!

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Ew, more multiple-driver headphones? So far haven't worked out well at all, resonance and interference problems from having such a small space to work in (many overlapping sound waves causing beats and cancellation).
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