Dolby Digital or DTS?

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  1. Jim_Carlson

    Jim_Carlson Auditioning

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    For whatever reason i assumed that Dolby Digital is the best format to use when listening to DVD's in a 5.1 set-up.

    But i read a couple of the DVD reviews at the top of the forum index and the only thing they talk about is how good the DTS track sounds. Am i missing something? Has DTS always been the better sounding technology and we simply didn't know it?

    Now there are even Dolby Digital EX and DTS es. Which one of these sounds better?
     
  2. shankar

    shankar Stunt Coordinator

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    Theoretically DTS format uses less compression than DD and hence DTS theoretically shoud sound better. That however depends on hoe the audio track is produced. Pl. see the beginner thread for details.
     
  3. greg_t

    greg_t Screenwriter

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    This issue has been beat to death. I suggest you do a search on the issue, you'll find tons of information and opinions. I also suggest you listen to a dvd with both a dolby digital and dts tracks and decide for yourself.
     
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    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    It doesn't seem to crop up that much anymore, but the damn cable debates just won't go away.[​IMG]
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    Welcome Jim. I am moving this thread to the Basics area.
     
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    There is another EXCELLENT read authored by fellow HTF mod Adam Barratt:
    http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/adbarr/page1.html
    If I ever tought a class on theater audio, this would be the first day handout.
     

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