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Does DTS include provisions for mono 1.0 like TrueHD? (1 Viewer)

JediFonger

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Dolby's TrueHD is scalable from 1.0 through 7.1 i think just like Dolby Digital.

is DTS-HD MA that flexible? i remember DTS lossy is only 2.0 or 4.0 or 5.1 and that's it.
 

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I hope it is.

I know I am not the only one to think this but I will have to say it:
The original momo track should ALWAYS be available and in lossless or PCM. There is no reason not to unless the original master really deteriorated to the point where a re-mix was absolutely necessary.
 

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Or, would a mono PCM track take up as much room as a multi-channel PCM track? If not, then I say include the mono as PCM.
 

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I am no expert (and am not being sarcastic either) but I assume that a single track PCM should take up about 1/5 to 1/6 the space of 6 track PCM
 

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A 48/16 mono PCM track is 768kbps.

A stereo PCM (same specs) is 1536kbps.

A 6 channel PCM is 4608kbps.

So like the bitrate, the total size is simply double or triple depending on the number of channels.
 

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The tendency is to do 2.0 mono though so people get the sound coming from their front left and front right speakers instead of the one by the TV.
 

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so dts-hd ma does NOT have as many provisions as truehd, correct?
 

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That is not true. DTS-HD MA actually has more provisions than Dolby TrueHD and it includes a provision to do Mono 1.0. Even DTS lossy has the provision to do Mono 1.0, the only reason you do not come accross a DTS Mono 1.0 DVD or LD is simply because DTS on DVD & LD was generally used only for major titles, that too one's that were considered to be generally 'state of the art audio' titles. Mono 1.0 is not really state of the art audio. Personally I can't recall any DTS 2.0 titles on any Home Video format. Even theatrically the only titles I can think of that probably had DTS 2.0 or DTS 1.0, would be films made by Woody Allen.
 

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i remember seeing DTS 2.0 on the criterion release of the rock SD DVD. maybe it was just me... =P.

if DTS had 1.0, why didn't more black and white, older classic movies use DTS as their 1.0 carrier? most of the older films with 1.0 mono tracks used Dolby Digital 1.0.

hell even Casablanca on BD now uses Dolby. are DTS just not interested in classics?
 

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That is only because a lot of studios prefer to deliberately use 2.0 for mono also. Hell, I have even come accross a few title that were released with 5.0 mono. Let me warn you. the experience of watching a movie with 5.0 mono, is not only not pleasant, but rather, it is quite excrutiatingly painful.
 

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The Superbit edition of "From Here to Eternity" was DTS mono. I didn't get that version so I don't know whether it was 1.0 or 2.0.
 

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Are you sure? If that is true, it is just about the stupidest decision ever made.
 

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Okay I just googled the suberbit edtion and read through several reviews. The DTS soundtrack is a 5.1 remix, not mono. So I've managed to totally take this thread off-topic! Sorry :frowning:
 

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Maybe I got confused because there is a 2.0 mono track. I could have sworn the cover said something about DTS mono.
 

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i stand corrected on the rock. dunno why powerdvd's info showed me DTS 2.0 when it wasn't... aaaanyways.

while what u say is true, classic films weren't released in large quantities on DVD until much later and therefore putting DTS on it wouldn't mean incompatibility. but u r right about higher quality. but no one really thinks mono is high quality, even though it can be. just because it is mono doesn't automatically mean the audio is low-quality or sux.

 

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