DD EX superior to DTS ES Matrix?

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  1. RichardMA

    RichardMA Second Unit

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    I'm wondering about this because the DTS ES Matrixed
    is not "flagged" on the DVD. Does this mean the accuracy
    of the rear-centre decoding with a flagged DD EX disc
    is higher than with DTS ES or other decoding method
    for the rear-centre? I am not including DTS ES Discrete
    in this question of course.
     
  2. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

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    It's usually the other way around. The DTS-ES matrix track is usually flagged, and more times than not the Dolby Digital EX track is not.

    I've found both to be about equal in separating out surround sound effects (although the DTS tends to have more ambiance and soundfield presense), but DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 beats them both.

    Dan
     
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  4. RichardMA

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    Interesting. I read that DTS ES is non-flagged from
    the manual of the Rotel RSP-1066 (pg. 15). I guess it
    "could" mean that the Rotel does not recognize DTS ES matrixed flags on DVDs and uses some generic method to
    extract the 6th channel from the surrounds?
     
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    is a matrix just a matrix?

    or is there any significant difference between the 'official' decoders and using a generic decoder (or perhaps a pro-logic receiver)?
    -jeff
     
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