Opinions of DD-EX and DTS-ES mixes??

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  1. David Coleman

    David Coleman Supporting Actor

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    I'm working with a 5.1 system though with my Onkyo receiver i'm capable of 6.1.

    For those of you with 6.1 setups how much difference does it make to have a "back" channel?? Do you have any favorite discs and scenes from those discs that really show off the effects of a back channel?

    I'd be curious for your input? Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. Harold Wazzu

    Harold Wazzu Supporting Actor

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    I'd say if someone only had a 5.1 capable receiver not to upgrade just to get 6.1

    But if all you need to do is add a speaker then it's worth it.

    My fav has to be Master & Commander, I swear it seemed like people were walking above me in real life.
     
  3. Michael Osadciw

    Michael Osadciw Screenwriter

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    Only use the center surround channel for 6.1 recordings. You will be very unsatisfied with many 5.1 recordings forced into 6.1. DTS-ES is the only true 6.1 discrete format at the moment. Dolby Digital is still 5.1 but has pro-logic decoding the center rear info.

    Mike
     
  4. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Producer

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    Haunting DTS ES Discrete(the entire movie) and The Exorcist(the version you have never seen before) are perfect examples of how an EX mix is used effectively. Exorcist was already a spooky movie and the new mix just adds on top of that.
     
  5. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

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    It will be interesting to see (or hear) how the film producers or post production houses will take advantage of Blu-Ray's uncompressed, 8 channel discrete high rez. LPCM capabilities.

    That would totally ROCK!!!

    As is DD EX and even DTS-ES Discrete are just stop gap measures, as effective as they can be. Nothing beats a completely discrete mix.

    Dan
     

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