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Dolby's plan for 2018 includes Atmos and Vision in more places

Dolby's plan for 2018 includes Atmos and Vision in more places
From Engadget - January 11, 2018

For the first time, Dolby Vision is available in a PC -- thanks to Lenovo's Thinkpad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga. Windows 10 already includes support for Dolby Atmos, so the new Thinkpad now completes the pair. Speaking of Atmos, a number of companies rolled out audio gear that featured the tech, including Sony. Sony typically announces new Atmos home theater gear at CES and this year one of those was the HTZ9F soundbar.

During our time at the Dolby Showroom, we listened watched sports, movies and a TV show with Atmos simulated surround sound just from the soundbar. You definitely still get the same effect of spacial audio, but with only one speaker. What's more, those devices that offer Dolby Atmos are now way more affordable. In fact, one of Sony's new models will retail for $600. You used to have to spend $1,000 or more to get your hands on Atmos gear in the not-too-distant past.

Then there are the TVs. Dolby Vision has been available on pricey sets for a while, but it's begun popping up on more affordable displays as well. New TVs from TCL and Hisense are a couple options that should not completely break the bank when they are available later this year. The models we saw during our time with Dolby look quite impressive, even positioned close to an LG OLED TV.

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