The "height speakers" of Dolby Pro Logic IIz didn't make much of an impression on us, so we gave the setup another audition.
Dolby's latest surround mode adds a vertical dimension to home theater. That's the idea, too bad we couldn't hear it.
Previous surround schemes project sound in the horizontal plane. Dolby's Pro Logic IIz adds height channel outputs to produce a more enveloping surround experience.
Onkyo announces three new AV receivers, including the TX-SR607, which is the first AV receiver to feature Dolby ProLogic IIz processing.
Higher dynamic range was one of the buzzwords (buzzphrases?) at this year's CES. This is a good thing, as it could mean better-than-plasma picture quality.
Apple's new pro music app for Mac adds tight iPad integration for mixing, recording, and playing.
Pricing not available
Billionaire American engineer and inventor Ray Dolby died this week at age 80. The wide-scale adaption of his technology changed the way almost everyone listens to music and movies.
Coming later this year, Dolby takes its professional Atmos theater sound technology to the home theater market.
Dolby's new surround sound format will work with existing Blu-ray players, but requires new AV receivers and other home audio gear.
If you can get past its tedious setup, the AX Pro 5.1 Gaming Headset performs extremely well and is compatible with pretty much every gaming PC and game console except the Wii.