Datasat RS20i to receive Dolby Atmos Upgrade

Object based processing is ideally suited to this high-end solution

by hodg100 Sep 9, 2014 at 11:04 AM


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    Datasat RS20i to receive Dolby Atmos Upgrade
    It comes as no great surprise but it’s still good news as Datasat has today announced that their RS20i home cinema processor will be made available with the multi-dimensional sound of Dolby Atmos.
    The Datasat RS20i possesses 16 channels of audio processing, so is ideally suited to bring the experience of Dolby Atmos to the home.

    In case you weren’t previously aware of the technology – not that we’d imagine many RS20i owners weren’t - Dolby Atmos sound comes at you from all directions, including overhead, to fill the room with sound, using an object-based approach to design.

    Dolby Atmos potentially overcomes many of the limitations of traditional channel-based sound mixing and reproduction. Filmmakers can place a sound object – car horn, footsteps, airplane engine – where it is most natural in 3D space. The Dolby Atmos decoder then calculates which of the speakers within the home cinema set-up should be used to render it.

    Datasat RS20i

    Datasat and Dolby have worked closely for a number of years to integrate all successful Dolby formats into its products and will continue with the integration of Dolby Atmos across the Datasat product range.

    "Datasat has always been positioned at the leading edge of home theater audio technology, and so we are pleased to be able to incorporate Dolby Atmos into our products. Some of the world's leading filmmakers are using Dolby Atmos sound to put the audience right in the middle of the action, so it is a logical step for Datasat to offer this new sound format to our customers. I am convinced that together the Datasat RS20i and Dolby Atmos will make for an incredible combination for home theater. I'm pleased to be able to make this announcement today," said Ciaran Doran, Group CEO of Datasat.

    Dolby Atmos will be coming to the RS20i through all registered Datasat dealers and distributors in early 2015.

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