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DTS tracks:Marketing purpouses or a service for people who want high quality audio? (1 Viewer)

Oscar

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DTS came along as a competitor format back in 1999.

It has already appeared on Laserdisc.

Many HTphiles loved the crisp clear quality of DTS.

Many times it was a huge improvement over a DTS track. Also DTS track were recorded at a 1509 bit rate.

Then DTS began to grow, many titles coming out on DTS were mostly sci-fi or action films.

The bit rate was lowered to 754 bits, due to space purpouses.

But things began to get worse, many DVD´s with DTS didn´t do a good use of DTS tracks. Many of them were equal to the DD tracks or even quieter!

Also many titles don´t have a necessity for DTS.

(Lady and the Tramp 2, anyone?).

The real question: Is DTS becoming a scheme for studios to dominate the High Quality Phile to buy the titles, instead of bringing them, the best quality?.
 

Philip Hamm

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The real question: Is DTS becoming a scheme for studios to dominate the High Quality Phile to buy the titles, instead of bringing them, the best quality?.
IMO yes, for the most part. Though I would like to think that some DTS tracks are mixed/mastered with a more "audiophile" system in mind whereas the DD mixes are more for the "masses" of home theater (i.e. most of us:)). That would be nice if it were true.
 

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