Does the XBOX use Dolby Digital during games?

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  1. Kyle_Y

    Kyle_Y Stunt Coordinator

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    My friend jsut got his new XBOX, and I notice that all the games say Dolby Digital on them. Does this mean that DD is used during the game, or only in the demos? If it's used while playing, I MUST have it, or is that too good to be true? Sorry, I am new to the video gaming thing, I just use my HT system for HT and music.
     
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  3. Chip E

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    Does this mean that DD is used during the game?
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    Full blown [​IMG]
    - Chip
     
  4. Dean DeMass

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    Yup, and it sounds great. Especially Halo and Starfighter. [​IMG]
    -Dean-
     
  5. John Royster

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    mmmmmm

    halo in real-time 5.1 goodness. Yes, AFAIK it renders it real time.
     
  6. Dave Falasco

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    Kyle, in case it wasn't clear from the above posts, the answer to your question is an enthusiastic YES!! [​IMG] But to pass the Dolby Digital signal, you will need to buy either the Advanced A/V pack ($15, which also comes with an S-video cable) or the Hi-Def pack ($20, which also comes with component cables), and a digital optical audio cable if you don't already have one. Just so you know.
    And yes, like everyone said, it is SO worth it! [​IMG]
     
  7. Dan B

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    Halo has replaced Twisted Metal Black as the best sounding game I have ever played.

    -Dan B.
     
  8. Leroy

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    I just love it when that orchestral soundtrack kicks in when something is about to happen...Da Da Da Daaaa, Da Da Da Daaaa....BLAM!!!![​IMG]
    It's especially creepy when your in the ship and it's quiet, then you hear something to the right...behind you![​IMG]
     
  9. Kip

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    Anyone else wish for a little more center channel useage? Especially in Halo.

    Kip
     

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