Sharp 8K Glasses-Free 3D Eyes-On: Future Is Hard

Sharp has been showing off an 85-inch 8K TV for years, and now the company is taking absurdly high-resolution to an ambitious new level with a prototype of an 85-inch 8K TV with Dolby glasses free 3D. That’s a lot of unproven tech in one concept.

Dolby Vision Will Make Sure Your TV's Colours And Brightness Are Right

From your home theatre to the cineplex, Dolby has long been the industry standard for serious digital sound. If you’re not using Dolby’s proprietary tech, you’re playing games. With Dolby Vision tech, the company wants to do to make movies on your TV look as good as it makes them sound on your surround sound system.

The Sound Of Gravity: Total Realism

Gravity is a stunner of a movie in large measure because of what it doesn’t do — it’s restrained and elegant in the way that most big space epics aren’t. Here’s a great behind-the-scenes look at how the film makes the vacuum of space sound terrifying — even at times when sound is impossible.

Ray Dolby, Innovator Of Cinema Sound, Has Died

Dolby Laboratories founder Ray Dolby died today in San Francisco at the age of 80. He’ll be remembered as the man who made the movies sound as spectacular as they look. Today, his technology is used in movie theatres around the world.

Dolby Atmos: The Incredible Prototype Cinema Behind Future Movie Sound

Tucked in a corner of Soho Square, cosied up against ad agencies and seemingly every media firm in London, is the London HQ of Dolby, who you may remember from the title credits of just about every film ever. Hiding in the heart of this otherwise-ordinary building, though, is arguably the coolest cinema in the country, created at enormous expense to demonstrate the next gen of cinema tech.

The Most Exciting Audio Advancements Of The Year

Even if changes in audio quality on products aren’t quite as perceptible is big jumps in pixel density on screens, the sound of movies might have way more of an effect on how you experience it. In short, good audio ain’t just for audiophiles. Here’s the sound technology that changed the aural universe this year.

The Hobbit Will Use Dolby's Crazy 128-Element Atmos Sound

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is shaping up to be a groundbreaking event for film technology. First, we heard that Director Peter Jackson shot the film at 48 frames-per-second, and now he’s telling us that the film’s sound will be mixed for Dolby’s ultra-intense new Atmos system.

You Can Hear Dolby's New 64-Speaker Audio In Pixar's Brave

This weekend, the world will get its first chance to experience the latest sounds from the cinema audio nerds at Dolby. Pixar’s new animated feature, Brave, is the first film to use Dolby’s new Atmos technology, which makes 7.1 sound on Toy Story 3 seem pathetic.

Dolby's New Atmos System Will Pipe 128 Channels Of Audio Bliss Into Cinemas

It will take a few years before the technology trickles down to home theatres, but at CinemaCon this year Dolby introduced a new surround sound system called Atmos that promises to create the illusion that sounds are coming from everywhere inside the theatre.

You Can Buy This 42-Inch Reference Monitor, Or Two Brand New Cars

You can go on and on about how great the flatscreen TV in your home theatre is, but I guarantee it won’t hold a candle to the image, brightness and colour quality of Dolby’s $US40,000 reference monitor.