What TVs support Surround Sound / Play-Fi Home Theater?
As a part of the new DTS Play-Fi Home Theater feature, certain televisions will be capable of working with other DTS Play-Fi products in the following ways:
- Use the TV’s built-in speakers as part of the surround system or upgrade them with a Play-Fi enabled soundbar or discrete Play-Fi enabled front speakers to improve audio quality without creating unsightly wiring between TVs and external speakers or electronics
- Add Play-Fi enabled speakers as surround speakers to envelop the listener in sound
- Add up to two Play-Fi enabled subwoofers to bring deep, room-shaking bass to your TV
- Utilize Play-Fi’s complementary functionality, like multi-room grouping of the TV with Play-Fi enabled speakers for music and TV audio, and app-based headphone listening
This is a whole new feature set, and separate from Play-Fi Surround for soundbars. As such a soundbar with Play-Fi is not necessary to take advantage of most of the features above (apart from those specifically involving a soundbar).
While there are hundreds of televisions on the market today that support the DTS Play-Fi app for multiroom music and streaming the TV audio to other Play-Fi products or headphones, Play-Fi Home Theater is a newer feature and supported on the following models (including their size, regional, and color variations):
- Philips 9636
- Philips 9836
- Philips OLED936
- Philips OLED986
More models and brands are in the works, so stay tuned to the Play-Fi News section for additional announcements, and if you're interested in your model of television receiveing an update for Play-Fi Home Theater, reach out to your manufacturer and let them know.