OnLive discounted 33% through January 9, surround sound coming soon

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:26 GMT

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OnLive has announced it’s not only partnering with SRS Labs to deliver surround sound to users of its service in early 2011, but that until January 9 you can get 33 percent off the OnLive game system along with a free game of your choice.

According to OnLive’s blog, the system will run you $66 and also includes a free PlayPack Beta as part of its CES celebration.

Now, onto the surround sound bits.

SRS 5.1 surround sound, according to the press release, will be delivered to users via a free update in early 2011 along with 3D support.

Here’s what the surround sound update can do for you:

  • Produces surround sound from any audio material, including multichannel, stereo and mono audio sources
  • Delivers both multichannel and front-rendered surround sound, depending on playback configuration
  • Streams surround over bit rates as low as 96kbps
  • Ensures smooth steering and full bandwidth for a seamless and immersive surround environment
  • Is backwards compatible with legacy matrix decoders and stereo

More information on all the above can be found via OnLive’s official site.

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