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Pirates of the Carribean: DD-EX?


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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Ryan Tsang

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Posted January 19 2004 - 01:31 AM

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 of 10 OFFLINE   Artur Meinild

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Posted January 19 2004 - 02:32 AM

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...
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#3 of 10 OFFLINE   Roger J

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Posted January 19 2004 - 03:36 AM

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 of 10 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted January 19 2004 - 03:44 AM

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.
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#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Philip Brandes

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Posted January 19 2004 - 06:49 AM

Is there a link to the HTF List of EX-encoded titles? Thanks, Philip Brandes

#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted January 19 2004 - 07:11 AM

Right here:

http://www.hometheat....threadid=19190

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#7 of 10 OFFLINE   John S

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Posted January 19 2004 - 10:06 AM

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 of 10 OFFLINE   Roger J

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Posted January 19 2004 - 04:51 PM

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 of 10 OFFLINE   DaViD Boulet

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Posted January 20 2004 - 01:53 AM

Check out my review and the following discussion from HTF members. It's archived now, but still worth a read:

http://www.hometheat....hreadid=171312
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#10 of 10 OFFLINE   Roger J

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Posted January 20 2004 - 07:44 PM

Thanks for referencing this past discussion. Interesting reading. RJ




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