DTS, Inc. has revealed that the PS4 is the first product to include the new DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 decoder, enabling the game console to decode 7.1-channel soundtracks streamed in the DTS-HD format. “By featuring DTS’ new DTS-HD Master Audio|7.1 technology, PS4 owners will be able to enjoy the same high-definition 7.1 surround sound experience received on Blu-ray from streaming and VOD services,” said DTS Executive Vice President and COO Brian Towne.
The new DTS decoder not only supports streamed and downloaded video incorporating DTS-HD-encoded soundtracks, but the decoders also decode any DTS audio format on optical discs, including DTS-HD Master Audio, the company said. If the stream is received at 512Kbps via a good network connection, then the sound quality will be “nearly indistinguishable” from lossless PCM soundtracks and from soundtracks encoded in lossless codecs.
[Source: Twice, via TheSixthAxis]