Coding Technologies has debuted HDC Surround, a 5.1 channel audio solution for HD Radio. Built on top of the HDC codec already used by HD Radio, the companies say HDC Surround will enable stations to efficiently upgrade their digital broadcasts to 5.1 channel surround sound while maintaining audio quality and compatibility for stereo-only receivers. Orban is demonstrating HDC Surround at NAB Radio 2004, booth #413.
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