DD EX encoded films same as dvd?

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  1. allan espinoza

    allan espinoza Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi, I just wanted to know that if films that are shown in DD EX in theatres encoded the same as on dvd? Did that make sense?
    In other words, if the movie in theatres was presented in DD EX would it be encoded in DD EX on DVD?
    im asking this because I seen a list of films that were presented with DD EX, but now that they are on the DVD, the DVD does not say that it is encoded with DD EX so would that mean the dvd is non compatible? thanks and i hope i did not confuse you.
     
  2. Matt Stone

    Matt Stone Lead Actor

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    First off, this probably belongs in Software. On to your question...what do you mean by "non compatible." If a film is released in DD EX at theaters, but only DD5.1 on DVD, it just means that it's a slightly different mix. It's even possible that it's the same mix, since DD EX is still a 5.1 format, with the back center encoded in the rear channels.
     
  3. allan espinoza

    allan espinoza Stunt Coordinator

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    thats exactly what i meant. well. looking on dolby's website of previously released ex films, i had seen several that are on dvd that do not have the dolby digital 5.1ex on the back cover, so i wonder if it is still an ex title or was it changed when they made the transfer to dvd?
     
  4. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Many DVDs with DD EX do not say so on the packaging. For a comprehensive, frequently updated list, see this thread.

    M.
     
  5. allan espinoza

    allan espinoza Stunt Coordinator

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    great, thanks for the link.
     
  6. sfxjames

    sfxjames Auditioning

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    One things for sure if you have THX encoded movie you will have access to that great theatrical sound. A lot of competitors in the past have said THX is not a sound enhancement, no it's a quality enhancement.

    They keep forgetting that sound is spelled quality,
    not crap.

    On a side note, there are some dvds that have great sound, like lord of the rings, by new line cinema. I think the DD-EX tracks make a difference.
     
  7. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    In the home video field, THX isn't supposed to be an "enhancement" but a guarantee of strict quality control. And it hasn't always lived up to that standard.

    M.
     

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