Pirates of the Carribean: DD-EX?

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  1. Ryan Tsang

    Ryan Tsang Second Unit

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    Hi folks:

    Is this title in DD-EX and DTS-ES matrix or no? The packaging reads 5.1 for both formats, which is what the above formats are, but does not distinguish if it is "regular" DD/DTS.

    A list here at HTF say it is. But, if the packaging is not telling, how are we supposed to know, if our processors do not have the additional processing?

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. Artur Meinild

    Artur Meinild Screenwriter

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    My experience is that DD-EX is often not advertised on the packaging - I don't know why. But if someone have checked the disc and says it is EX, I would believe that is the case...
     
  3. Roger J

    Roger J Stunt Coordinator

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    Pirates of the Caribbean is DD EX. The Dolby track is also flagged for EX so decoders set to auto detect EX will switch to EX decoding automatically.

    I suppose the DTS track is flagged fir ES, but frankly, I didn't bother to check.
     
  4. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    That's why the list at HTF was created and is regularly updated. As noted previously, EX encoding is not always noted on the packaging.

    M.
     
  5. Philip Brandes

    Philip Brandes Stunt Coordinator

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    Is there a link to the HTF List of EX-encoded titles?

    Thanks,
    Philip Brandes
     
  6. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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  7. John S

    John S Producer

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    Maybe so, but you at least tried the DTS right???

    I compared back to back, and man that DTS is one dynamic great peice of DTS recording engineering.
     
  8. Roger J

    Roger J Stunt Coordinator

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    Was that to me? If so, then no, I didn't. I am well aquainted with half bitrate DTS audio and I stopped bothering some time ago.

    RJ
     
  9. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

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  10. Roger J

    Roger J Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for referencing this past discussion. Interesting reading.

    RJ
     

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