Justin Lee On September 22, 2006 at 8:07 am

Dolby labs sends word that the Playstation 3 supports Dolby Digital 5.1 for games and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 for Blu-ray movies. SOUNDS good to me (sorry, couldn’t help).

Dolby Laboratories, Inc. announced today that the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) will support Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound for next-generation entertainment, including games and movie titles in the Blu-ray Disc format.

PLAYSTATION 3 will feature interactive Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound for games, Dolby Digital, and Dolby TrueHD for decoding up to 7.1 channels for Blu-ray movie playback.

This powerful combination of Dolby technologies allows people to enjoy movies and games in discrete multichannel surround sound on the tens of millions of audio/video receivers and home theater systems worldwide that are equipped with Dolby technology.

“The launch of PLAYSTATION 3 represents the next chapter of gaming and entertainment,” said Izumi Kawanishi, Corporate Executive and Senior Vice President of Software Platform Development Division, SCEI. “Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital 5.1 complement the tremendous innovations delivered through PLAYSTATION 3, which offers the best possible high-definition entertainment experience.”

“In the age of high definition, games need to look and sound better than ever before,” said John Griffin, Marketing Director, Games, Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital 5.1 will bring new levels of emotion and realism to movies and games. We think people will be amazed once they connect their PLAYSTATION 3 to an audio/video receiver or home theater system.”


Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and Dolby TrueHD will be supported with PLAYSTATION 3, which will be available in Japan on November 11, 2006 and in North America on November 17, 2006. For more information, visit www.dolby.com/games.

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