Argh! So is PS2 DTS in-game or no?

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  1. Dave Falasco

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    I was reading the letters section of Gamespot this morning, and Shane wrote the following response to a query about PS2 in-game DTS sound:
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    Shane is wrong. Metal Gear Solid uses Dolby Digital in cinematic sequences, not DTS. SSX Tricky and NHL 2002 do indeed feature in-game DTS.
     
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    I found a few articles that talk about DTS and the PS2:
    TechTV
    Surround Professional
    Consumer Electronics Show
    I hope that clears it up for you!
    Edit: I felt obligated to share the above links with Shane over at gamespot.com. I also sent him a link to this post, so he may be better informed about all things home theater.
     
  5. Dave Falasco

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    Isn't it great that neither extensive product knowledge nor basic fact-checking skills are requirements for being the Features Editor of a major internet gaming site? [​IMG]
    Thanks for the clarification, fellas.
     
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  7. Dave Falasco

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    Many thanks for the links, Chris. I forwarded them onto Shane for his reference. Hopefully we will see a retraction in tomorrow's letters...
     
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    Ignore them.



    The gaming media have demonstrated repeatedly their ignorance of any technology that doesn't push polygons.



    As a journalist, I frankly am embarrassed by many game writers. Their work often is terrible. Too many articles are littered with grammatical errors, and peppered with inside jokes and sophomoric humor. These lame attempts at "edgy" reporting turn off readers and add nothing to the stories.



    All too often, those stories don't offer any useful information anyway. On most days, the leading Web sites offer up press releases, retyped almost verbatim and passed off as news articles.



    Aside from Next Generation (rest its soul,) none of the mainstream gaming-media outlets has attempted to do investigative, in-depth reporting about the industry. Just once, I would like to see a feature about industry trends, or about one of its leading executives or game designers.



    (The "Q-and-A" sessions these publications print don't count. They are the laziest form of journalism in the world. Turn on a tape recorder, let it run while you ask someone 45 minutes of lame, nonconfrontational questions, then transcribe the whole thing without any real editing or reporting. Such "articles" are an utter waste of trees.)



    In his response, Mr. Satterfield has demonstrated the worst kind of journalistic sin. Confronted with the possibility that he might have made an error, he obviously made no real effort to double-check his reporting. Instead, he attacked a publication that printed the information correctly, and repeated his own mistake as the truth.



    When a reporter gets something wrong -- and we all do -- you 'fess up. You print a correction. You apologize. If you don't, you lose your credibility. I would suggest that Mr. Satterfield now has lost whatever credibility he might have had in topics related to home theater.



    Okay, I'm done ranting now. Thanks for letting me vent.
     
  9. Scott L

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    I also emailed Shane. It will be interesting to see if he retracts his statement or just ignores the topic after he realizes his mistake.
     
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  11. Morgan Jolley

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    I also emailed Shane, and he made a reply at the end of today's The Spot. He said he was mistaking DTS for DD5.1 and that was HIS error.

    Also, I was able to get a link from the news story that announced the real-time DTS in SSX Tricky from the site and send it to him, so he probably realized people were saying DTS and not DD5.1
     
  12. Dave F

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    Is this the same guy who said that HDTV improves every game equally so there is no need to mention widescreen support/higher resolution/etc...?

    -Dave
     
  13. Morgan Jolley

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    Yup. He doesn't have an HDTV, and neither does anyone at the site. If they did, they would say something because it makes a difference, just like DD5.1 in X-Box games.
     
  14. Scott L

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    So whatever happened to htgaming.com ? Looks like the sticky is long gone.
     
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    Still going Scott. The thread was just recently brought back up a bit ago. Still waiting on more content before I put anything up. Do a search for the thread.
     

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