High-def-audio provider DTS Inc. says Lenovo has integrated its audio into the Lenovo K91 Smart TV, but the box only is available in China right now.
Notes Brian Towne, executive vice president/COO at DTS Inc., “Whether the consumer is listening to Web content, their digital library or broadcast programming, our goal is to provide unprecedented sound clarity to users worldwide, on any consumer electronics device.”
According to Lenovo, the K91 Smart TV is “the world’s first Smart TV powered by Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz dual-core 8060 Snapdragon CPU and operated by the Android 4.0 system. It also incorporates DTS 2.0 + Digital Out technology, which means it can decode DTS-encoded content from a USB port for two-channel stereo playback directly from the Smart TV, turning the device’s three major functions—Video On Demand (VOD), Internet applications and traditional TV programs—into a full-service home entertainment center that delivers a high-performance audio experience.”
DTS’ Digital Out reportedly is compatible with such external devices as an AV receiver or home theater system, which sends out a multi-channel DTS stream for immersive surround-sound playback. “It also complements the K91 Smart TV’s cloud support, allowing consumers to access their favorite songs and videos, share files between connected devices, and control the TV via tablet and smartphone,” DTS Inc. adds.