Also note that there's a chance of moving to great-than-16-bit resolution in the process. The first Dolby True HD track will probably be 20-bit.
| David, we are preparing our first DD THD title right now "Stomp the Yard". As a test, this one is scheduled to have 16/48 LPCM and 20/48 DD THD. Based on how that works out along with some potential player updates, we will decide where to go from here. I am almost certain that TFE would only have been 16bit in the first place given its vintage, so there is no point in doing 24 bit on that one. Frankly I am not a fan of 24bit LPCM or lossless because consumer equipment can rarely resolve anything past 18 bits anyway. If you have seen bonafide specs on systems (player and D/A included) that can get beyond 110db dynamic range, let me know as I am in the market... |
BTW the Sony BDPS1 should have some of the best specs for audio resolution because SEL went to some lengths on the design of the audio section.