6.1 encoding

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  1. Marie

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    is there a site or listing somewhere out there that lists the dvd's that have the 6.1 dolby encoding on them?

    (also, when given the choice of 5.1 or dts,, which do you choose??)
     
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    hmm, ok is DTS-ES the same as 6.1??

    & what is DD-EX?
     
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    This should probably be in software, but here's a quick summary of the audio formats in question:

    DD 5.1 (Dolby Digital) - 5.1 channels at 384kbps or 448kbps
    DD 5.1EX (Dolby Digital) - 5.1 channels with a matrixed rear center channel
    DTS 5.1 - 5.1 channels at 768kbps or 1536kbps
    DTS 6.1ES Matrix - 5.1 channels with a matrixed rear center channel
    DTS 6.1ES Discrete - 6.1 channels (rear center is discrete)

    In general, people prefer DTS tracks to Dolby Digital tracks because they have a higher bitrate.
     
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    DTS and DD are two different brands of sound. DTS is less compressed and slightly higher fidelity.

    DTS-ES 6.1 is a type of DTS sound. It has 6 discrete channels of sound plus the subwoofer (the .1). Normal DTS has 5.1 channels.

    DD-EX has 5.1 discrete channels plus a 6th channel that is sort of decoded from the two rear channels.
     

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