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


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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