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Is DTS dead on standard def DVD's? (1 Viewer)

Chris Tedesco

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I might have missed this, but I'm just realizing that no new DVD's in the last several months carry the DTS audio format anymore. Was there a press release that DTS was only going to focus on HD DVD/Bluray?
 

Bryan^H

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I'd say yes. 90% of new releases are Dolby Digital only.

DTS is going strong on Blu-Ray though
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Chris S

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It sure appears that way. I can't name a single DTS release from the past quarter which is typically the big release window when you'd think there would be quite a few. However like Bryan^H noted it's very prevalent on Blu-ray.
 

David_B_K

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although I almost always prefer DTS to DD, i do not really lament its loss on DVD. The bitrate of the picture is compromised IMO if they try to include both DTS and DD on a SD DVD (unless they spread the movie onto two discs, as in the LOTR special editions).

However, as others have said, DTS is alive and well on Blu-Ray. Bitrate is not as much of a concern on a high storage format like Blu-Ray.
 

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DTS is very popular with the Asian and Region 2 STD DVD. To be honest I don't notice that much of a difference to make a purchase just because the DVD contains a DTS audio track.
 

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Every now and again, I'll encounter (and buy) an old SuperBit DVD for $5 or so.

In doing so, I'm essentially creating a 'two-disc' set with the normal version for menus & extras and then the SB for higher bitrate PQ & DTS.

I won't be buying BD, so for me this is as good as it gets for Sony movies.
 

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