DTS and Lenovo Bring High-Definition Audio Experience to Smart TVs

Monday, May 14th, 2012
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Enabled by DTS Premium Audio Technology, Lenovo K91 Smart TVs Serve China’s Growing Demand for High-Performance Home Entertainment

CALABASAS, Calif. — DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq:DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio, today announced that international personal technology company Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) has integrated high-performance DTS audio into its K91 smart TV. The collaboration enhances the consumer entertainment experience, offering consumers in China an immersive home theater audio experience.

“The K91 smart TV is a state of the art consumer electronics device which integrates the most sophisticated technologies,” remarked Xiong Wen, the general manager of Lenovo’s Digital Home Group. “As such, it was a natural choice to include DTS audio technology to ensure the home entertainment experience is as lifelike and engaging as possible. DTS’ technology takes the K91 smart TV to the next level and elevates the overall entertainment experience with the addition of high-definition sound.”

The K91 smart TV is the world’s first smart TV powered by Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz dual-core 8060 Snapdragon CPU and operated by the Android 4.0 system. It also incorporates DTS 2.0 + Digital Out™ technology, which means it can decode DTS-encoded content from a USB port for two-channel stereo playback directly from the smart TV, turning the device’s three major functions–Video On Demand (VOD), Internet applications and traditional TV programs–into a full-service home entertainment center that delivers a high-performance audio experience. DTS Digital Out is compatible with external devices, such as an AV receiver or home theater system, which sends out a multi-channel DTS stream for immersive surround sound playback. It also complements the K91 smart TV’s cloud support–allowing consumers to access their favorite songs and videos, share files between connected devices, and control the TV via tablet and smartphone.

“In our efforts to provide high quality audio experiences to consumers, DTS is partnering with Lenovo,” said Brian Towne, executive vice president and chief operating officer of DTS, Inc. “Whether the consumer is listening to web content, their digital library or broadcast programing, our goal is to provide unprecedented sound clarity to users worldwide, on any consumer electronics device.”

Roy Law, DTS’ president of the Greater China Region, added, “DTS technology is now present in China’s top five TV brands and products from international industry leaders. This feature further ensures widespread access to a superior audio experience in consumers’ living rooms.”