DD-EX, DTS-ES - discrete or not

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  1. Brad_H

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    I was reading an article this weekend in the current issue of 'Home Theater' magazine and in a review of the Marantz SR8200 receiver the author (Mark Fleischmann)alluded to the fact that Dolby Digital-EX does not contain a discrete sixth channel, and that DTS-ES comes in two main "flavors": Discrete 6.1 and Matrix 6.1. He also said that the majority of DVD titles with DTS-ES are of the Matrix variety, not discrete.

    My point, I was under the assumption this whole time that DD-EX and DTS-ES contained a discrete sixth channel, not a matrixed signal from the two surrounds. Have I been wrong this whole time? Is the EX really a matrixed channel?

    Lord help.....
     
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    Yes, DD EX and DTS ES Matrix are not discrete 6.1. Only DTS ES discrete is. There isn't much software out that is true 6.1. T2 Ultimate Edition is a prime example. On the back of the case it says DTS ES 5.1. The surround back is matrixed.
     
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    Yes, here is the handful of titles that are true 6.1 DTS-ES discrete:

    Gladiator
    Seven
    Haunting
    Chicken Run
    Rush Hour 2

    I'm sure there a few others that I am missing.
     
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    Why the hell did they waste their time with Rush Hour 2?

    Anyone have an idea how to find out what titles have been released as FULL Bitrate DTS?
     

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