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The Rock: DTS Laserdisc

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Matt Stone, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. Matt Stone

    Matt Stone Lead Actor

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    Ooh, my own DTS laserdisc thread, I'm so proud. [​IMG]

    I would have just bumped up the old DTS laser thread, but I have a specific question, so I thought I'd start out a new one. I'm in the process of hunting down (to the ends of the Earth) DTS laserdiscs...and have the chance to get The Rock. I was wondering if the DTS track on the laser was the same as the relatively lackluster track on the DVD. If so, than I probably don't want it...but if it sounds really good than I'll pick it up.

    Also, does anyone have any recommendations for where to buy DTS lasers...aside from the obvious HTF postings and eBay auctions.

    Thx.
     
  2. Brett C

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    I have both the DTS Ld of The Rock and the Criterion DVD and believe it or not the DVD actually sounds better, slightly more depth in the lowend and just a touch more overall clarity. Hard to believe I know, but true.
     
  3. Philip Hamm

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    I like the DTS LD of The Rock just fine, but I've never compared it to any DVD version.
     
  4. Matt Stone

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    Thanks for the thoughts.

    Anyone else?
     
  5. TedT

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    WHICH The Rock DVD are we talking about here?!?!? "Know Your Role" or "Just Bring It"? Didn't know these came out on LD though.
     
  6. Christian Behrens

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    We are talking about the Michael Bay film.

    The Criterion DVD has an image that is hard to beat (and certainly won't by the LD). I know you are after this for the sound, but damn this one looks sweet. And I found nothing wrong with the audio on this one.

    -Christian
     
  7. RISUG

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    Criterion Rock DTS track lackluster?, wow, that LD track must be something.[​IMG]
     
  8. Matt Stone

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    Okay...I'll change my wording...the DTS track on the DVD doesn't blow the DD track out of the water.

    Jeez, I was just asking a simple question (Is the DTS track on the LD the same as the one on the DVD?).
     
  9. RISUG

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    FYI - I wasn't being sarcastic, I was genuinely intrigued.
     
  10. greg_t

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    I don't have the DTS LD either, but I know the DD on the criterion dvd is awesome, so I doubt the DTS ld would better it by much. It may not be enough to for go the anamaphoric video on the dvd.

    If you're getting into DTS LD though, and can get it for a good price, I'd just do it. Be careful though, I bought the Titanic DTS Laser just to have one, and now I have over 30 DTS LD's. It's an addictive, and expensive hobby. But a great one, nothing quite like kicking up a good DTS laser.
     
  11. Sergio Z.

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    hey guys, just wanted to make sure, as I just bought a Jurassic Park DTS LD (1st DTS LD)and should be getting it soon....I have an LD player with a basic digital out but none specifically labelled DTS. Am I going to be able to hear the track if I at least have DTS decoding on my receiver?
     
  12. greg_t

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    For DTS on LD, all you need is a digital out of your LD player, be it coaxil or fiber optic, and a DTS decoder in your reciever. So it sounds like you should be good to go.
     
  13. Matt Stone

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  14. Philip Hamm

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    I remember the DD Criterion LaserDisc being pretty damn impressive as well.
     
  15. Mattias_ka

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    Here is a review:
    To be sure, the Dolby Digital mix on the initial release (Jan 97) is great fun, but in the most active sequences, such as the car chase, it is a blur of noises compared to the precisely defined and delivered DTS audio. The dialog, for example, is delivered unevenly on the Dolby Digital track, coming in too loud in some places and too soft in others, but on the DTS track it stays at one level, unhindered by the mayhem surrounding it. In quieter scenes, too, the details of the DTS mix are richer and better rounded.

    From this site: http://www.dvdlaser.com/search/detail.cfm?ID=22585
     
  16. RobD

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    The Criterion LD sounds identical to the DVD in Dolby Dig to my ears. Im afraid I havent got the DTS Rock LD so cant compare that one and only borrowed the Criterion DVD to see if it was worth upgrading and on that day I vowed never to double dip.

    Just because the DVD sounds damn good doesnt mean the DTS LD cant sound better, for example Tommorow Never Dies on DTS LD sounds quite a bit better than the DVD which doesnt sound bad at all.
     
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  18. Matt Stone

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    I played a few scenes from my JP DTS LD and my DTS repressed DVD. I can still hear virutally no diffence between them, as they are supposedly the same mix. The DTS LD did have the surrounds 3db too high, so maybe that is why you hear "extra sound effects". I just can't hear any significant difference between the DTS laser and 2nd DTS dvd. Now I also have the DTS LD and DTS dvd of the Lost World, and I can hear a pretty significant difference between them, in favor of the laser.
     
  20. Sergio Z.

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    thx for the input on the JP DTS LD, guys! Sorry about the distraction, Matt. The Rock is a great movie!
    I sense a bad DTS LD habit stirring up for me [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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