Dolby Laboratories today announced that Toshiba's next-generation Qosmio A/V notebook PC is the industry's first to include Dolby Home Theater technologies.
Toshiba unveiled its next-generation Qosmio A/V notebook PC at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Qosmio notebook PC is the first A/V notebook to support the high-definition DVD (HD DVD) format and Dolby Home Theater. The HD DVD-ROM drive in the Qosmio will provide support for Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD audio decoders. In addition, the system features the Dolby Home Theater suite of technologies including Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Live, Dolby Pro Logic(R) II, Dolby Headphone, and Dolby Virtual Speaker.
HD DVD is a new optical disc format that promises to deliver high-definition picture quality in a consumer media format. Dolby Digital Plus, an extension of Dolby Digital technology, introduces new levels of audio quality, interactivity, and compatibility. Dolby TrueHD, a lossless technology developed for high-definition disc-based media, delivers tantalizing sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the highest-resolution studio masters currently available. Dolby Home Theater gives consumers the flexibility to create a rich surround sound experience that best fits the desired mood, environment, and audience--placing the listener in the middle of the movie, gaming, or music experience.