San Francisco, CA–Dolby Pro Logic II decoding technology is now incorporated into more than 15 million products worldwide.
According to Dolby Laboratories, Dolby Pro Logic II–which was developed for home A/V receivers, automobiles and PCs–creates a natural five-channel listening experience from any stereo source and is recognized as a standard for matrix surround decoding technology.
The technology works by unlocking directional cues in stereo (two-channel) audio content and Dolby Surround and Pro Logic II-encoded material, and processes them into a five-channel surround sound experience.
“Dolby Pro Logic II breathes new life into stereo television broadcasts, VHS movies, videogames and CDs alike,” said Dolby Laboratories director of consumer electronics marketing, Craig Eggers. “Critics agree that Dolby Pro Logic II provides the most natural method of transforming traditional two-channel content into a surround sound listening experience without the unwanted coloration and steering artefacts that have characterized other matrix surround solutions.”
Dolby Laboratories expanded the five-channel Pro Logic II listening experience to 7.1 channels with the introduction of Dolby Pro Logic IIx in 2003. Dolby Pro Logic IIx works with any stereo, Dolby Surround, Dolby Pro Logic II, or Dolby Digital encoded material to create a surround sound field. More than 15 million products have adopted Dolby Pro Logic II since its introduction three years ago.
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