What is Dolby Atmos & Dolby Digital? DTS vs Dolby

Most of the people don’t even knows about the Dolby Digital & Atmos sound technologies , which are widely used right now in Theaters, Home theaters, HDTV broadcasting , video game consoles..etc. Most of the 70mm theaters in India are still using DTS sound systems , which are far away when compared with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital.
     While i was trying to know about Dolby sound system, There are very less content to know about Dolby sounds. Finally, I come to know that there are 2 types of technologies which are being used and in theaters , Dolby Atmos is popular. Let’s read on . . !
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What is Dolby Digital?

Dolby Digital is a audio compression technology , developed by Dolby Laborateries. The current version of Dolby Digital is “Dolby TrueHD”. Before this , There are 5 other Dolby Digital versions (Dolby Digital – EX, Surround EX, Live, Plus). Except the current True HD version , All other versions are lossy (Loss of quality).

At the starting stages of Dolby Digital, Some 35mm theaters are used this technology and now, Dolby Digital is being used in HDTV broadcast, DVD’s , Bluray discs and game consoles !

What is Dolby Atmos?

Confused? Let’s clear. Dolby Digital & Dolby Atmos are totally 2 different technologies that are developed by the same “Dolby Laboratories”. As said above, Dolby Digital uses audio compression technology , and Dolby Atmos here uses “Sound compression” technology.

The first used Dolby Atmos is “Dolby Theater” in California. They debuted with a film premier “Brave”. Dolby Atmos is the widely used Sound systems of Cinema Theater’s right now.

Difference between Dolby & DTS:

Tried to find the Best , But for my surprise , I didn’t find a single good comparision between Dolby and DTS in youtube ! Embedded a video here , which is atleast better ! Have a watch , if you have time 🙂


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