Home Theater Update - Audio Rides the Digital Hype
April 1, 1999

By Jamie Latshaw The digital push and excitement that began with television has trickled expectedly into other aspects of home theater systems, as consumers realize the only way to achieve cinema-like surround sound is to incorporate digital decoding into their systems. "Most consumers are starting to understand that, in general, any [digital product] gives you better quality than the previous one, which was analog," Yamaha's National Director of Marketing Tom Graham said. And just as this level of understanding is reached, the pricing on Dolby Digital, DTS receivers is hitting a more mainstream price point. "In the last year or two, Dolby Digital and DTS technology has been