I’ve written before about binaural stereo – the technique that gives a surround sound experience through an ordinary pair of headphones. I must admit that when I’ve tried to explain this to people in the past, I’ve been met with a certain degree of incredulity at how this can work, but it does, and it’s… Read More Surrounded by terror
A couple of times recently when I’ve written about object audio and binaural systems, people have expressed disbelief that you can get a surround sound effect through ordinary headphones. But that’s exactly what binaural sound does. If you’re a sceptic, dig out a pair of headphones and head along to the BBC RD trial page.… Read More Binaural stereo from the BBC – Under Milk Wood
Owners of the Icecrypt T2400 will be pleased to hear that a new firmware update is being tested at the moment, which will add Dolby digital transcoding to the unit. In my original review, that was one of the main points against it, so if this works well, it will be very good news for… Read More Dolby transcoding for Icecrypt T2400
Those who’ve followed the saga of Freeview HD since its launch, and the discovery by many early adopters that they couldn’t actually get surround sound using their existing equipment, may recall that I mentioned all that was going to change. Well, in theory, that day is here. The latest version of the ‘D Book’ which… Read More The magic number: 6.2.1
I’ve just made a minor update to my list of equipment that can transcode surround sound for Freeview HD, adding information about the TVonics DTR-Z500HD, which I’m reviewing at the moment for Register Hardware. I’ll also be posting a more general update about the topic in the next few days. Meanwhile, if you have already… Read More Freeview HD surround sound updates
Another small update to my list of Freeview HD equipment that can provide surround sound, to add the Humax HDR-Fox T2 to the list of equipment. For those who are new to this site, essentially for technical reasons, if you connect your Freeview HD box to your surround sound system, you may not actually get… Read More FreeviewHD surround sound equipment list upated
Humax has release a new firmware for the HD-Fox T2 Freeview HD box, which enables transcoding of the AAC sound used on Freeview HD to Dolby Digital 5.1, so viewers with home cinema systems can enjoy surround from programmes that have it. My list of equipment that can transcode has been updated.