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Michael Allred

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I've begun a new poll regarding future Queen DVD's, specifically the sound options featured on them. While the inclusion of DTS is appreciated by some, many Queen fans are unable to enjoy the surround mix because they do not have the capability to listen to DTS.

With only a DTS track as the sole surround sound option, we are left with only a simple stereo mix. However, if Queen were to include a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix on future DVD's, many more fans would be able to enjoy the surround mixes that Queen, Justin Shirley-Smith, etc, have worked so hard on.

Once the poll has ended, the results will be turned over to Queen Productions for future consideration. To take part in the poll, please click on the following link;

http://members.tripod.com/~evilbaby/Queenpoll.html

At times, the web page may be unavailable due to heavy traffic, but please try again later. Your vote counts. Thank you.
 

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A definite "yes" vote here.

I really don't like my Queen DVDs because of this. "Let's see. Everyone who can listen to audio format B can also listen to audio format A. Most of the people who listen to audio format A can NOT listen to audio format B. So, we can make the majority of people happy by providing audio format A. Nah-h-h-h-h. Let's just target a much smaller number of people and only provide audio format B." :rolleyes
 

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Michael, your poll results raise an interesting question:

Are people voting "no" (about 14 percent now) (1) because they enjoy the DTS by itself and don't want Dolby Digital or (2) because they don't want or can't play any surround-sound format; that is, they don't have a home theater setup?

It's an important distinction, but people in either camp would simply answer "no."

Just an observation...
 

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How about including a full bit 192 stereo track for those who dropped the $$$ for DVD-A
 

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Are people voting "no" (about 14 percent now) (1) because they enjoy the DTS by itself and don't want Dolby Digital or (2) because they don't want or can't play any surround-sound format; that is, they don't have a home theater setup?
Well thankfully, "yes" is the overwhleming majority so far but...

as for why some have voted "no", one person said they thought the poll was in favor of dropping DTS for DD, which was why I added that bit in yellow saying a DD should appear *along with* a DTS track, so everybody's happy.

As for people who don't have surround sound at all, they already have the PCM track so I don't see why they'd bother voting anyway.
 

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Well the poll's closed now and an overwhelming 86.20% said YES, they wanted a DD 5.1 mix included. Just thought you might like to know.
 

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Hey guys, go to www.brianmaynews.com then go to "soapbox", then the "response to your letters" section, and Brian replies to the DVD poll (and my letter to him.)

He basically says I made a valid point and that he will discuss this with the entire team. Possibly making seperate DTS & Dolby versions available!
 

John_Berger

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Very sweet! Of course, if he would be willing to buy all Queen DVD fans a DTS decoder, that would solve the problem, too. :D
 

Craig Robertson

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help me understand, and i'm not being sarcastic, but is there a large percentage of Queen fans that have DD only processors? i didn't think you could buy a rcvr/pre-pro in the last five years without dts.
 

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Most computers still can't play DTS. People who use a DVD-ROM as their primary player could have trouble.
 

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A tripod page? "You bring great evil here, Ringbe--- I mean Michael" :D I've seen porn sites with less pop-ups.

As for the poll, I know it's now closed, but I would give a hearty YES.
 

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