NokConv: Dolby and Nokia putting Hollywood magic in your hands – and ears

| May 8, 2012 | 17 Replies


Just a quick heads up. I’m away on placement today but before I go, here’s an interesting article from NokConv posted on May 4th.

Dolby and Nokia putting Hollywood magic in your hands – and ears

The N8 was the first smartphone ever with Dolby Digital Plus  – connect up to your TV and sound system for a glorious HD Dolby Digital plus playback. Andy Dowell from Dolby said there were three obstacles:

  1. Getting embedded into chips,
  2. getting buy-in from someone who wants to put the technology in a device, and then
  3. getting services on air.

Occasionally you find someone who’s as enthusiastic as you, and takes a leap of faith straight over all those hurdles. Nokia had the vision, and took that leap of faith

Dolby Digital Plus was announced for the Nokia 808 PureView, Nokia 700, 701 and 603. Currently 5.1 channels are supported but Nokia wants to take that further. Surround sound is awesome – though you either have to have good 5.1+ source or some clever software that would try to mimic surround faithfully (never as good as raw surround).

They will also have Dolby Headphone technology for superior personal listening.

Cheers KF for the tip!


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