HDTV and Dolby Digital EX?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jesse Blacklow, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. Jesse Blacklow

    Jesse Blacklow Cinematographer

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    Does anyone know if any HDTV programming in 5.1 (Harry Potter on HBOHD, for example) is flagged or otherwise available in DD-EX, like the DVDs? Dolby.com just says 5.1 programming, but I would think that if they're using the HD masters for video, they'd be using the DVD-equivalent mix for audio, right?
    **UPDATE**: After checking the "What's New" section on Dolby.com, I found my answer:
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

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    Because Dolby Surround EX IS 5.1

    It's a matrixed rear channel, like how Dolby Pro-Logic works
     
  3. Jesse Blacklow

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    I know that it's a matrixed solution, but the HDTV and DVD presentations are different. I didn't know if the HDTV signals carried the same audio information as the DVDs, since it's different video information. That's why I posted (and answered) the question.
     

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