Streaming Movies and TV Shows Include Dolby Digital Plus

Dolby announced that movies and TV shows from HBO Go will include Dolby Digital Plus. Dolby Digital Plus supports up to 7.1 channel surround sound so you can experience a movie, or TV show, the way the director intended. This means that viewers can have a high definition movie experience with full surround sound similar to that of watching a Blu-ray Disc.

Dolby previously announced that Dolby Digital Plus is available Netflix and Vudu streaming services. Initially, the multichannel surround sound format could only be played through a Playstation 3 or XBox 360 video console.

With the CES announcement, Dolby Digital Plus will be available on TVs and Blu-ray Players with these video on demand apps.

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Somehow I don't think this is uncompressed audio, so I wouldn't compare it to Blu-ray. I'm sure it is more compressed than DVD, and the differences between Blu-ray and DVD is easily audible if your using something better than ear buds.

Please keep a high standard. I'm tired of this constant low quality creep. it's like a cancer invading our industry.

I love the CES 2012 video where Leo Laporte asked Alan Parsons if it is available on download. Alan's response was something like, I wish MP3 would go away.