Do Dolby Labs and DTS have "Demo" DVD's we can get our hands on?

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  1. Brett DiMichele

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    Yeah I have the DTS demo dvd and some of the demos are pretty good. My favourites on it are Saving Private Ryan and the Eagles.
    I think you can still get them for free or maybe 5 bucks.
    Does someone have the url for these?
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    The above link is a great one for dts demo material, logo stuff etc. I have the dts demo 3 & 4 and I can tell you, they are certainly worth having when you demo your system. Each disc is loaded with memorable clips of some great movies and each one gives a slightly different "view" of what the dts sound is about.
    There was a time that dtsonline would send you the demos for free but that has been some time ago. Actually it should be about time #5 was showing up.
    When I am demo-ing my system, I use #3 mostly and that DAYLIGHT clip sure wakes my SVS sub up. The TITANIC clip just about tears the sofa in half..... The Dragonheart clip demos active rears well and the Eagles give a dynamite imaging demo. There's also some dts 5.1 audio demo CD (s) that have very ,very nice demo material for just the audio side.
    Get your hands on these if possible. Sometimes you'll see them for sale on an HT forum somewhere but not often.
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    Dolby Labs has a demo DVD. http://www.dolby.com/dstore/
    Its called "We've got the Whole World listening" DVD
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    Ouch, they want $45 american to ship outside the US, and that includes Canada.... And I for one am not paying about $80 Canadian for supposed $10 (US) demo cd... yeesh. Too bad, I would have liked to have one.
     
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    I have the Dolby Digital DVD demo disk and it is pretty cool! It was $20, and has several of their trailers. My favorite is the City Trailer, where the helicopter flies over the city. The dynamics are very cool! Also, the Rain trailer is pretty cool. I would highly recommend it. It also includes two 5.1 music mixes, as well as the DPL mixes for comparison.
    Bryan
     
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    ou can always find a few demo discs up for auction on Ebay. IMO, if you live in Canada, its cheaper to pick em up from ebay than from dtsonline, esp considering the shipping dtsonline is asking.
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    Has anyone gotten the demo disk from Kenwood that they were offering back in August?
    Mine never made it to me.
     
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    Mike,
    I got mine in on Friday. It has the THX tek 2 trailer and jungle sounds. Three music videos and 3 multi channel sound music. As well as info on Kenwood's Sovereign components. The only thing is that it made my Sony 560d DVD player crap out. What a coincidence. I played it on my computer because my wife was watching TV, I put it in later on my DVD player and C 13 00. It hasn't worked since. Good luck to anyone else with DEMO disc!
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    Thanks Charles, I'll have to go check the P.O. Box in the morning.
     
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    Thank you for the information everyone. This is exactly
    what I wanted. I should have just went to DTS and Dolby
    Lab's web sites and I could have found it.. It's a shame
    that these demo's aren't free, We have to pay for free
    advertising for these companies. Ohh well I am still
    going to order one from each company [​IMG]
    I also ordered the free Kenwood Demo DVD and if it
    craps out my Sony DVP then I guess Kenwood will give
    me a shiny new DVD player.. (I don't see how a DVD could
    damage a player it has to just be a co-inky-dink)
    Again thanks for the info all!
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    I have dts demo's # 2,3,4,5, as well as one that is simply music cd....I am looking for #1 but can"t find it , HELP!
     
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    One qustion regarding DTS ES (6.1). I have a 5.1 set up. Will the DTS ES sound as good as "regular" 5.1 DTS? If this is a stupid question, I apologize, as I am pretty new to HT. Thanks.
     

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