Updated on 2 August 2013 by

DTS (earlier Digital Theatre Systems) Inc. is an American company that has been developing multichannel audio technology for several years. Many of our Home theatre systems incorporate one or the other of DTS's audio surround sound technologies to boost sound quality and provide that resonant cinematic surround sound.

DTS began with a 5.1 channel system in which they encoded audio as 5 separate, full range channels and added to this a Low Frequency Effects channel. Later, they came out with various variants to this version, of which DTS ES is one.

DTS ES has two variants: DTS ES matrix and DTS ES discrete 6.1. In the Matrix version multichannel audio content is stored with all the channels blended together. This has a 5.1 channel in which the center surround sound is matrixed. In the DTS ES discrete 6.1 system, the channels are isolated from one another and stored. Discrete DTS systems also have a discrete center surround sound to make it a 6.1 channel. However, in a 7.1 system the two center-rear speakers are only capable of playing mono sound.

Our list of the best home theatres with surround sound DTS ES is a bunch of the top rated HT sets released over the last year. This list comprises HT systems from leading manufacturers like Denon and Sony and offer several added benefits like Blu-Ray players and 3D HDMI support, all depending on your budget.


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Denon DHT-1513BA
Sony BDV-N790W
Sony BDV-T58
Yamaha YHT-395BL
Sony BDV-F7 Blu-ray
Denon DHT-1513BA Home Theater System
Sony BDV-N790W Blu-ray Theater System with Wireless Speakers
Sony BDV-T58 Blu-ray Theater System
Yamaha YHT-395BL Theater System
Sony BDV-F7 Blu-ray Theater System with Wireless Speakers
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Release Date
Apr 2012
Feb 2012
May 2011
Mar 2011
Jan 2011
Surround Sound
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic, DTS decoder, DTS ES, Dolby Digital EX
Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Dolby Digital Plus (DD+), DTS ES
Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS ES, Dolby Pro Logic, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS ES, DTS Neo:6, DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, DTS ES Discrete 6.1, Dolby Digital Plus (DD+)
Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS ES, DTS 96/24, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Dolby Digital Plus (DD+)
Main Speakers Power Output
375.0 Watts
1000.0 Watts
60.0 Watts
100.0 Watts
Number Of Speakers
5 Speakers and Subwoofer
5 Speakers and Subwoofer
5 Speakers and Subwoofer
5 Speakers and Subwoofer
2 Speakers and Subwoofer
Front Speaker
2 Way
2 Way
1 Way
2 Way
Included Components
Speakers, Subwoofer, AV receiver
DVD Player, Blu-ray Player
DVD Player, Blu-ray Player
Receiver, Radio Tuner
DVD Player, Blu-ray Player
Remote Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Infrared
Yes
Subwoofer Power Output
275.0 Watts
250.0 Watts
165.0 Watts
100.0 Watts
120.0 Watts
Use
Music
Music
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
Average Rating
 4.6 stars
 4.1 stars
 3.5 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.2 stars