How do we get Paramount to add DTS?

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  1. Brian Cleary

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    They are the last remaining hold-out on the DTS front, and have yet to release anthying in DTS (hell, even MGM used it for Hannibal). I was watching ST:TMP picture the other night and I thought how much better it would have sounded in DTS. Then I read on the Digital Bits that Paramount is finally re-releasing all their early titles with new Anamorphic transfers (like the Jack Ryan trilogy). This would be the perfect opportunity for them to add DTS. Imagine films like Deep Impact, Face-Off, Event Horizon, and future Star Trek Special Editions in DTS. But how do we get Paramount to see the light? I for one will not be upgrading my current Paramount titles if they have no DTS on them.
     
  2. YANG

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    Didn't you read the chat transcripts???They don't have interest with DTS to their major blockbusters at all!
     
  3. Tony Scello

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    The rumored Top Gun:SE coming next year would be a nice way for them to get their feet wet.
     
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    quote: I was watching ST:TMP picture the other night and I thought how much better it would have sounded in DTS.[/quote]
    He he he...
    quote: I for one will not be upgrading my current Paramount titles if they have no DTS on them.[/quote]
    Ha ha ha. [​IMG]
    So...brand-new anamorphic transfers on Star Trek parts 5,6 + 7 and all the extras wouldn't be enough, huh? Whatever floats yer boat, I guess. [​IMG]
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    It's pretty clear 3 1/2 years after jumping into DVD that Paramount has their own agenda and does not run their DVD business like many/most of the other studios.
    I doubt anything we do will have an impact.
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  7. Inspector Hammer!

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    (chanting mummy style with a trance-like glaze in their eye's) DTS...DTS...DTS...DTS...DTS...DTS...
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  10. Steven Simon

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    I would bet you good money the first DTS title that Paramount puts out will be a small trilogy that Spielberg directed....
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    I agree with you 100% Steven. Spielberg is a big advocate of DTS(as most of us probably already know), so it would not be surprising to see the Indy trilogy in DTS(i hope!).
     
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    also... doesn't Spielberg still own a small chunk of DTS?
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    Rob, Speilberg CREATED DTS. He developed it for Jurassic Park.
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    Paramount's primary concern for their films on DVD is to maintain the highest level of quality possible. DTS simply does not fit into that equation.
    1) 1536 kb/s DTS would adversely affect video quality in some instances (unacceptable)....
    2) 768 kb/s DTS offers no practical advantage over 448 kb/s Dolby Digital (unnecessary).
    As for the Indiana Jones films, yes, Spielberg did direct, but these are LucasFilm productions. George Lucas and LucasFilm do not have the same ties to DTS as Amblin/Spielberg do. LucasFilm and THX have shown no particular desire to use DTS on any consumer format.
     
  16. Carlo Medina

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    Yeha, based on the reaction I got from the higher-ups at Paramount (back in the L.A. HTF meet) you can keep yelling till you're blue in the face. DTS will probably not happen any time soon at Paramount.
     
  17. Shane Martin

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    quote: 2) 768 kb/s DTS offers no practical advantage over 448 kb/s Dolby Digital (unnecessary).[/quote]
    In your opinion of course [​IMG] Not in mine or alot of other folks. You speak as though these are facts which are not.
    On the full bit rate issue I agree it might degrade video quality(might being the operative word). The main crux is that Paramount doesn't offer much anyway in the way of extras that I don't see an issue with them releasing another soundtrack with the current releases or the future ones. With most Paramount disc we're lucky to see a trailer and thats almost a special edition to those people.
    Of the entire time they have been producing dvds I can't hardly remember more than 10 TRUE Special editions or for that matter even equal to what Fox or New Line might call a special edition.
    To their credit, I can't say I can complain about their video mastering at all though.
    [Edited last by Shane Martin on November 07, 2001 at 05:21 PM]
     
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    Pay for the mastering costs yourself, and if there's enough room on the disc after compression I'm sure they'd be open to the idea [​IMG]
     
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  20. Adam Barratt

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    Shane, this isn't intended to start a whole new DTS debate, but exactly what practical advantages does 754kbps DTS offer over 448kbps Dolby Digital? I can't think of any.
    We're not talking about subtle/theoretical differences here remember, we're talking about practical improvements (practice or action rather than theory or speculation) directly related to the format itself that would justify its 70% larger size.
    In this sense, Robert is (IMO) absolutely correct.
    Adam
    [Edited last by Adam Barratt on November 07, 2001 at 06:05 PM]
     

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