DTS:X is also coming to the big screen, not just to home theaters.
Carmike Cinemas, one of the three largest motion picture exhibitors in the U.S., will upgrade seven theaters to DTS:X beginning in the spring. The theaters are located in Columbus and Atlanta, Ga.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Rosemont, Ill.; Franklin, Tenn.; Thousand Oaks, Calif.; and Huntsville, Ala.
Separately, GDC Technology will provide DTS:X installation and certification of about 350 screens throughout Asia beginning in May.
DTS also said its license-free MDA object-based mixing tools have been deployed in about a dozen major mixing studios in Los Angeles, Northern California and Canada to evaluate DTS:X. Content announcements will be made by movie studios when they’re ready, DTS said.
For cinemas, a DTS:X licensing program is underway so theaters can install DTS:X-approved equipment in conjunction with recommended speaker installations. GDC, QSC and USL are making available DTS:X-ready components for cinemas.
GDC develops, manufactures and sells digital cinema servers. QSC designs and manufactures professional audio systems and solutions for professional, production and cinema sound customers. And USL designs, manufactures, and sells motion-picture audio equipment and sound processors.