With the CES coming to an end yesterday, all the vendors are heading home with thoughts of new things to put on their shelves this coming year. Dolby featured one of the more impressive and practical technologies, in the form of 14-channel
sound. In partnership with Intel and Intel's Viiv, Dolby is expanding their line in the PC realm for sure. The demo made available had 13 surround sound speakers and a sub, giving the widest array of positional sound to date. Of course, not a thing on the market can make use of this. Most common system setups are still using 2 speakers. However, just about all newly released games for the past few years have supported 5 channel audio, and after using a 7 channel setup myself, the advantages of having it definitely make it worthwhile. In a few years, games may actually be able to make use of 13 speakers.