Originally Posted by Mark-P
But optical sound recordings from the 1950s were by no means high-fidelity and reproducing them in a lossless audio format is of no benefit as a compressed format is all that is needed to faithfully reproduce the original sound elements - it's just a waste of real estate on the disc.
Even if they are "poor"... Wouldn't it make sense that the uncompressed audio would bring that "less than perfect" or "poor" soundtrack to the home viewer in the best possible way?If Mark's statement that "a lossless audio format is of no benefit as a compressed format is all that is needed to faithfully reproduce the original sound elements" is true, then no big deal. I've read references that scanning at 4K exceeds film resolution, I think. If the medium and economics permitted scanning at some rate that exceeded the film resolution, would you call for it, just because they can do it? It seems to me you may be asking them to do that for the audio.
I'll wait for the reviews (wait, this one, isn't it) before I start crying in my beer over no lossless audio. I've watched this movie on a 19" b&w TV and that weren't no lossless audio I was listening to. I suspect the blu ray will do quite nicely.
There's always this hue and cry on the forum to duplicate as much as possible the theatrical experience. I interpret Mr. Harris's comments to indicate a lossless track would be further from the theatrical experience than the compressed track. At least that's my take on what he meant.