We made time to visit the folks at Dolby at their Computex suite today and they had an interesting demo to show us of Dolby Home Theater v3 and just what it is all about and what it is capable of delivering on the PC audio front.
The test subject was a high-end 17-inch Acer notebook with Dolby Home Theater v3 testing certification. What that actually means is Acer sends the notebook over to Dolby's San Fran office and audio experts fine tune the audio systems of the Acer notebook for best quality sound possible.
In the video below you get some type of idea of the difference with the Acer notebook not tweaked by Dolby audio engineers and then of course with the audio enhancer and surround sound tweaks enabled. Take a listen for yourself below:
Keep in mind our video here doesn't fully justify the improved sound quality we noticed in person, but it provides a fairly accurate representation of what we heard.