NEWS - Friday, February 28, 2014


March update for Xbox One will bring optical Dolby Digital 5.1 support

The March system update for the Xbox One will allow the console to output Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound over an optical audio cable via bitstream, Polygon can report.

The Xbox One launched without support for Dolby Digital, one of the most ubiquitous surround-sound audio standards. Right now, the system can only output DTS Digital Surround, or uncompressed stereo, 5.1 or 7.1 audio, over HDMI; if you’re using an optical cable, the console currently supports uncompressed stereo or 5.1 sound.

Albert Penello, director of product planning for Microsoft’s Xbox division, said one day before the Xbox One launch last November that Dolby Digital support wouldn’t be ready in time for launch because of a "[software] scheduling issue," and confirmed that Microsoft would add the feature eventually. "I know people are disappointed, but we will have it."

Adding support for Dolby Digital audio output should instantly make the Xbox One compatible with a range of surround-sound headsets from third-party manufacturers such as Astro Gaming and Turtle Beach. We (Polygon) tested a beta version of the March update with some movies over a wired Astro A40 headset, and were able to get Dolby Digital 5.1 sound from the console to our ears. You can see an image of the new Xbox One audio settings to the right.

Microsoft is scheduled to release the Xbox One’s March update before the March 11 launch of Titanfall. The company announced earlier this month that the system update will improve the console’s suite of multiplayer features, such as game invites, party chat and the friends list interface. You can see the new elements in action in a walkthrough video that Microsoft released this week.


Source: http://www.polygon.com

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,277
Forum Posts: 725,616
Xbox One Titles: 1,007
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,625
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 13,917
Screenshots: 30,553
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox One S Renault F1
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 34 Views

Xbox One S Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 190 Views

Xbox One S Prey
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 92 Views

Xbox One S Cuphead
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 134 Views

Xbox One S Shadow of War a gagner
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 117 Views

I Buy Very Rare XBox 360 Faceplates
Post by Smill
5 Replies, 324 Views

Xbox Wire desormais disponible en francais
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 410 Views

Manette Xbox 360 Gamestop Radioactive
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 764 Views

Xbox One Moratl Kombat X sur Ebay
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 749 Views

Console Xbox 360 et faceplate Xbox 360 in package blue
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 681 Views

Seagate Fanfest External Drive Scorpio
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 828 Views

Ultimate Game Face
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 857 Views

Home screen customization?
Post by DJ tx
2 Replies, 823 Views

Xbox One Manette E317 en vente sur ebay
Post by oryanphine
5 Replies, 1106 Views

Xbox 360 Summer Intern Celebration 2009
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 929 Views

© 2000-2017 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics