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Why isn't Dolby Home Theater available for the T520

2012-12-17, 21:56 PM

Why isn't the Theature package supported on the T520's and such even though the audio driver is the same for it. The Dobly Theater won't install. PCEE needed it says.

I tried it for the heck of it just to see since my sound it pretty bad quality for everything expect beeps and alerts. Its the worst audio in any notebook I've seen and owned and worked on. That is alot of notebooks and dozens of brands as well.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Why isn't Dolby Home Theater available for the T520

2012-12-18, 10:51 AM

Maybe it's not supported because T420 has Conexant CX20672 codec chip and T530 has Realtek ALC3202?..

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Re: Why isn't Dolby Home Theater available for the T520

2012-12-18, 13:50 PM
Ok, so does the T520. I verified in Device Manager. Which uses the same Conexant driver and also has SmartAudio which doesn't help much. Its an exotic mixer more than anything.
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Re: Why isn't Dolby Home Theater available for the T520

2012-12-18, 19:38 PM

did you try the one posted on notebookreview.com?

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Re: Why isn't Dolby Home Theater available for the T520

2012-12-18, 20:13 PM
No I did not see anything.

I did some other hunting and the audio driver is not the prerequisite at all. PCEE (PC Entertainment Experience) need to be built into the ability of the motherboard and the DHT package is customized for the OEM and hence not generic. That would also explain why Win8 users cannot just reinstall it. It need to be rebuilt or re written for the new OS/hardware combo.

This is odd and also inconsistant support across the Thinkpad line. Like the T520 could't use a big boost in its crappy audio. SmartAudio is NOT the solution and waste of time tinkering with it. I have spent plenty of time with it and there are problem using it as an all round solution.

The following is a QUOTE from Dolby Labs document:
"About the Dolby PC Entertainment Experience

The Dolby PC Entertainment Experience features a licensing, quality assurance, and branding program for PC systems and motherboard manufacturers to deliver solutions with a richer, more engaging audio quality and surround sound capabilities. "
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