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InterVideo and Ulead Unveil DTS-HD Audio SupportNext-Gen Authoring, Burning and Playback Solutions Deliver Quality Audio (October 28, 2005)
InterVideo, Inc. and its partner Ulead Systems, Inc. announced today that the new InterVideo-Ulead HD DVD Authoring Tool and WinDVD HD, InterVideo's HD DVD content playback software, will feature DTS-HD audio support. The prototype products will be available for demonstration during the Home Theater Conference cruise this weekend, starting on Saturday, October 29, 2005, for a week.
DTS-HD provides an extensive range of the highest-quality audio performance available in the new HD DVD format standards and can also deliver audio quality at bit rates extending from DTS Digital Surround up to lossless. While offering playback in legacy equipment, such as existing home theater systems, the DTS-HD codec is capable of supporting a virtually unlimited number of discrete surround sound channels. Within HD DVD DTS-HD provides up to 7.1 channel lossless additionally can downmix to 5.1 and two-channel.
"DTS and InterVideo have worked together for many years, providing the superior audio playback of DTS technology with WinDVD," said Brian Towne, senior vice president consumer/pro division of DTS. "We're pleased that our relationship is now being expanded with DTS-HD and the InterVideo-Ulead HD DVD products. By incorporating DTS-HD technology, InterVideo-Ulead and DTS will continue to set the pace for the highest-quality audio experience on a PC."
"InterVideo and Ulead are committed to the leadership role we play in bringing HD DVD audio and video quality together for consumers," said Steve Ro, CEO and president of InterVideo. "With DTS-HD support, our customers will be able to experience the best possible surround sound while maintaining backward compatibility with existing DTS decoders and support for converting the DTS HD signal to 5.1 and stereo formats."
For navigation and playback of content on HD-DVD and BD discs, users will be able to use InterVideo's flagship product, WinDVD HD, to deliver the best HD DVD viewing and listening experience. WinDVD HD will be available in the near future.
The Home Theater program is a mixture of presentations and panels of industry leaders, technologists, and knowledgeable practitioners. The Fourth Annual Home Theater Cruise will bring people together to share their interests and ideas.
About Ulead Systems, Inc.
Ulead Systems, Inc. is a leading developer of innovative video, imaging and DVD authoring software for desktop, server, mobile and Internet platforms. As more people use digital technologies at home, school and the workplace, Ulead software empowers users of all levels with the tools to easily and affordably personalize, manage and share digital content. Ulead is a member of the DVD Forum, participates in DVD Forum Working Groups and is a general member of the HD DVD promotion group. Ulead is also a Contributor member of Blu-ray Disc Association and serves on the BDA TEG. For more information on the company, its products and services, please visit Ulead's Web site at www.ulead.com.
About InterVideo, Inc.
InterVideo is a leading provider of DVD software. InterVideo has developed a technology platform from which it has created a broad suite of integrated multimedia software products that allow users to capture, edit, author, burn, distribute, and play digital video. InterVideo's software is bundled with products sold by the majority of the top ten PC OEMs ranked in terms of sales by IDC. The company is headquartered in Fremont, CA with regional offices in Europe, Taiwan, China and Japan. For more information, contact InterVideo at 510-651-0888 or visit the company's Web site at www.intervideo.com.
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