Mahwah, N.J. -
said Wednesday it has integrated
high-definition audio technology into its new line of network-connected PRC-model televisions that are hitting the market now.
The partnership with DTS makes Sharp the first licensee to incorporate DTS 2.0 channel and DTS 2.0 + Digital Out in televisions capable of delivering surround sound and stereo playback for digital content.
DTS said the collaboration underscores an ongoing trend in televisions evolving into home entertainment hubs that incorporate new multimedia technologies.
DTS 2.0 + Digital Out decodes DTS encoded content for two-channel stereo playback directly from the TV, turning the device into a home entertainment media hub and offering an immersive audio experience without additional requirement of a digital media player or set-top box. The DTS Digital Out is compatible with external devices, such as A/V receivers or home-theater systems.