DTS has announced a new feature for its Play-Fi wireless system in the form of Play-Fi Home Theater, allowing TVs to integrate seamlessly into wireless surround sound systems.
You may think this is something happening already and it is, but not to the extent that DTS takes it. With increasingly thinner televisions, the issue of good sound quality has always been a problem. That, and the lack of space in most rooms for a true home theater setup, along with the hassle of wires (and the dreaded HDMI handshake issues) led DTS to come up with this solution.
The Play-Fi home theater offers a number of configurations to wirelessly enhance the audio performance of a TV, with users able to use the TV’s built-in speakers as part of the surround system or instead rely on Play-Fi compatible speakers for enhanced audio performance.
You can add a range of speakers, from front speakers to sound bars and surround speakers for a wider and more spacious performance. You can also add up to two Play-Fi-enabled subwoofers for more powerful bass output, as well as use Play-Fi’s existing multi-room functionality to bundle various wireless products and play audio through them.
DTS Play-Fi can automatically adapt to the number of speakers connected to a compatible TV, giving users a modular way to add new speakers over time and change your setup to suit your circumstances
TVs with DTS Play-Fi home theater will hit the market in the third quarter of 2021, and we expect Philips to be one of those manufacturers given they are big supporters of the DTS Play ecosystem. -Fi.
There is a wide range of brands that support DTS Play-Fi, a list that includes Klipsch, Sonus Faber, Audiolab, Arcam, McIntosh, Pioneer, Polk, Hewlett Packard among others, ensuring there are hundreds of products. to choose from, whether it’s a sound bar, surround speaker, AV receiver or even a decoder.
“We are excited to bring this latest DTS Play-Fi home theater technology to the market,” said Dannie Lau, Managing Director of DTS Play-Fi. “Consumers no longer need to compromise on aesthetics for an enhanced audio experience. They can achieve better sound quality simply by using a wireless subwoofer placed out of sight or by building a high performance home theater using a full range of wireless speakers and subwoofers.