World's First Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Downloads Coming Soon!
Thanks to John Atkinson yet again for giving us the heads up (I'll let the Press Release handle the heavy lifting):
San Francisco, May 10, 2012—Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) announced today that e-onkyo music, the high-quality music distribution service managed by Onkyo Entertainment Technology Corporation, a subsidiary of Onkyo Corporation, will be the first online music distribution service to feature Dolby® TrueHD 5.1-channel surround sound. Expected to launch on May 30, 2012, in Japan and in fall 2012 elsewhere in the world, this service will enable users to download music from 100 album titles (about 1,000 tracks) in Dolby TrueHD 5.1-channel surround sound. The new Onkyo® A/V receivers (AVR) TX-NR818 and TX-NR717 will support the service.Youch! Music In The Round lovers take note! I'd also note that e-onkyo music offers 24/96, 24/192 and DSD downloads.
Here's the rest of the details:
e-onkyo music’s Dolby TrueHD 5.1-Channel Surround Sound Distribution (Provisional)
Service begins: May 30, 2012, 13:00 Japan standard time (JST)
Available titles*: 100 album titles, approx. 1,000 tracks
Distribution format: 24-bit/96 kHz, 24-bit/192 kHz 5.1-channel Dolby TrueHD
Price (provisional): Albums: Starting at 3,000 yen (incl. tax) , singles: Starting at 400 yen (incl. tax)
Service URL: music.e-onkyo.com
* Distribution titles are subject to change without prior notice