VideoLogic Extends Range With Home Cinema Audio Decoder

VideoLogic - the international company that develops, designs and supplies market-leading 2D/3D graphics, video and audio technologies and products - is now shipping its DigiTheatre Dolby Digital / AC-3 decoder. DigiTheatre Decoder specifically targets the large number of home cinema enthusiasts looking to upgrade Dolby Pro Logic systems to Dolby Digital and provides high-quality cinema-style audio-decoding for just £149.99 inc. VAT (UK.)

Kevin Dale, marketing and sales director, VideoLogic Systems says: "DigiTheatre Decoder enables current owners of Dolby Pro Logic home cinema systems to easily upgrade to the far superior Dolby Digital standard. DigiTheatre Decoder provides high-quality Dolby Digital decoding at a remarkably low price.

"We are delighted by the response to our DigiTheatre 5.1 speaker system and confident that DigiTheatre Decoder will be equally well received."

To really appreciate the outstanding quality of DVD movies users need Dolby Digital surround sound. However, most Dolby Digital decoders are very high-cost items. DigiTheatre Decoder - which is based on the high performance Zoran DSP used in high-end decoders - is the first product to provide high-quality Dolby Digital decoding at this ground-breaking price point.

DigiTheatre Decoder enables great surround sound decoding for the full home cinema experience and is the ideal product for users to upgrade their existing five or six-channel Dolby Pro Logic amplifier to the higher quality Dolby Digital format.

DigiTheatre Decoder enables full Dolby Digital/AC-3 decoding as well as stereo surround and full legacy support for Dolby Pro Logic. DigiTheatre Decoder has an optical digital input, as well as the common coaxial one, a custom LCD display and a full function remote control. Analog phono inputs are provided for Dolby Pro Logic or music surround.

Other DigiTheatre Decoder features include: individual volume control for each speaker output; individual delay control for surround and centre speakers; decoding for digital audio; a speaker test function; LCD display; bass management and speaker configuration. All of these functions are accessible from both the front panel of the decoder box and the included remote control.

The compact DigiTheatre Decoder - 180mm x 132mm x 60mm - has been styled in charcoal and black for a living room setting. DigiTheatre Decoder is supplied with a two-year warranty and backed by worldwide customer support, including technical support hotlines, an Internet web site and ftp services.

DigiTheatre Decoder is also available as part of VideoLogic's DigiTheatre 5.1 speaker system - a complete home cinema audio solution that includes six speakers (two rear, two front, one centre, one subwoofer), six integrated amplifiers and the DigiTheatre Decoder for just £249.99 inc. VAT.