Tuesday, 22 October 2002
Silverline Records, Dolby Laboratories and United Airlines have teamed up this holiday season to bring 5.1 Surround Sound music to all passengers on overseas 777 flights this November and December.
Utilizing the airlines in-flight entertainment system, passengers will be able to listen to a selection of tracks from Silverline Records repertoire of DVD-Audio discs. Although the audio feed will only be a 16-bit simulation of DVD-Audio, Dolby’s Headphone technology will be used to create the surround sound effect. Dolby Headphone uses an advanced algorithm that processes multi-channel as well as two-channel content to create a surround sound listening experience with a standard pair of headphones. Dolby Headphone has been already used successfully on in-flight movies and this is the first time the technology has been used for in-flight music.
Tracks included on the "Rhythms of the World" in-flight DVD-Audio program are "Small ...