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Warner Bros. says no to DTS!

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Samuel_M, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Well-Known Member

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    Ed,

    I think any one of us would probably consider either high resolution PCM (24/96 and above) or high resolution DSD as the primary track in any HD disc specs. to be a giant step in the right direction!

    I know I would! [​IMG]

    Dan
     
  2. Philip Hamm

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  3. Dan Hitchman

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    Blu-Ray can do it (dual layered or double sided, I'd prefer dual layered), and to some extent so can the blue laser Toshiba/NEC.

    I've heard those two high rez. audio formats and what they can do (especially when given a good recording), and I would not miss DTS or Dolby Digital in the least!

    HD video discs should be the new laserdisc. As it is this would be a niche product for quite some time. The critical few like us should get the good stuff this time around (great video, great audio, and OAR all the time). Those consumers who could care less or can't tell the difference can have DVD. I may sound snobbish, but look at what is already happening to the DVD format as it stands...

    Dan
     
  4. Dan Rudolph

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    Dan, if that happened, it's doubtful HD-DVD woudl ever get adopted by the mainstream.
     
  5. Damin J Toell

    Damin J Toell Well-Known Member

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  7. Dan Hitchman

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    You guys know what I mean when I use the laserdisc analogy. Laserdiscs in relationship to VHS had BETTER audio, and BETTER picture quality, and they were a bastion for those of us looking for widescreen presentations.

    Does the mainstream actually have to be a part of a blue laser, ultra high capacity system? Is that really a good thing??

    In fact I think one of the attitudes by those wanting the red laser HD-DVD's was that that would be for the masses and blue laser could be a more upscale product (maybe that's changed, however... who knows?).

    Dan
     
  8. Dan Rudolph

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    Dan, mainstream acceptance is the only thing that will get a good vartiety of titles with a great deal of effort put into their release. For all the praises peopel sing of laser disc, look at the average quality of release and variety of releases vs. DVD and you'll see DVD comes out well ahead. Some of this is doubtless do to technology improvements, but have a userbase that's many dozens of times bigger so as to spread the cost around is also a factor.
     
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  11. Ed St. Clair

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    If HD-DVD becomes LD, that would be 'OK'.
    Titles at $25,$50 and $100, & players at $250,$500 and $1200.
    Just, HD-DVD can't become D-VHS![​IMG]
    With very little software & hardware, too chose from!
     

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