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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brad Newton, Feb 13, 2003.
please explain "dts 96/24". Is it only for sacd or dvd audio or is it used in dvd (movie) playback?
dts 96/24 is a new format that has not been widely adopted yet but provides you 6 channels of uncompressed 96khz/24bit audio which is studio quality hence letting you hear it exactly as it was recorded with absolutely no compression. I'd imagine it sounds fantastic but have yet to see any content besides a queen album encoded in it.
All DTS material is compressed. DTS-96/24 simply adds additional data in a metatrack to allow wider frequency and dynamic range for those DTS chips that can access the new data. Marty
DTS-96/24 is completely a different codec from DTS you cant just add data to make it an uncompressed signal it has to be a completely different stream/codec.
Does the Pioneer 45 or the Sony 4ES decode this format?
Well, here's some info from DTS's online FAQ that helps clarify what Marty was saying (see item 9 in particular):
The Pioneer Elite 43TX, 45TX, 47TX, and 49TX will all decode DTS 96/24. As near as I can tell, the Sony 4ES can also decode DTS 96/24.
Well as Marty was so nice enough to email me about I was completly wrong and I apologize I will admit when I make mistakes but I will say this that DTS 96/24 doesn't really seem to be worth it if its still compressed vs. dvd-a or SACD which are not, I will say yeah I'm sure it sounds better than plain old DTS but it seems kind of a sham to claim something it really cannot be yes you can compress 96/24 signals but then you're just taking away what you put in in reality. Oh well.