Phantom Menace DVD

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  1. Jeff Pryor

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    Why isn't this DVD available in DTS yet? [​IMG] Is Lucas going to pull a Saving Private Ryan on us? DD first, then when it's all bought up, here comes the DTS version. Hah! Made you buy it twice! Or 3 times if you count the VHS.
     
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    Look, you dont need a DTS version of TPM, cause the DD version shatterrs every DTS and DD mix. Do you have the disc? If you did, you wouldnt be complaining.
     
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    Jeff, your new so i'll give you a heads up, this subject really gets to people around here, and i've seen threads get pretty ugly.
    However, Donny's right, the DD 5.1 mix on this disc is referrance quality, a dts track is not needed, nor does Lucasfilm plan on releasing one.
    I don't know how new to dts and DD you are, but it's just not wise to swear complete loyalty to one audio format. As I always say, a great audio mix is a great audio mix, either DD or otherwise. If the DD track rocks, what's the problem?
    BTW, Welcome to the forum![​IMG]
     
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    Also, for future reference, DVD related questions and comments should be posted in the SOFTWARE section.[​IMG]
     
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    "Tell em Steve Dave." [​IMG]
     
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    Yet? That assumes this disc will ever be released in DTS, which is far from certain, and at this point decidedly unlikely. As for pulling a Saving Private Ryan? Both the DTS and Dolby Digital versions of this title were announced well in advance of release, and the DTS disc hit store shelves only two weeks after the Dolby Digital version. It was originally planned to be a simultaneous release, but was delayed slightly. Hardly a case of forcing people to re-buy.

    No one is forcing you to buy anything, and there's nothing about Episode One's Dolby Digital soundtrack that would lead one to assume that it would be any better in another format. Things aren't quite as black and white as you imply.

    Adam
     
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    No, I've not bought the disc yet but I did rent it. I'm only asking because IMO I think the DD mix left something to be desired. Also TPM was recorded using both DD and DTS for it's theatrical release so why not the DVD as well?
     
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    Jeff, it's all up to George Lucas, he wanted the audio format on the dvd to be in DD 5.1 EX, so that's what we got.
    Just curious about something, you said that the mix left you a little cold, what is your set up like? Many here on the forum, even seasoned pros agree that this disc is outstanding in the audio department.
     
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    The thing that bothered me about the DD mix of TPM was the lightsaber duel in the end. My VHS copy sounded better, and that just shouldn't happen. I know nothing's wrong with my equipment, so something was lacking in those scenes. Maybe it was a bad DVD, but I doubt it. Anyway, guess I'll be waiting till hell freezes over because I'm not buying this one until it's DTS. Now don't get me wrong, I love Dolby as much as any of you here, but IMO most DTS tracks do sound better, but that's a whole other thread that I really don't care to get into. Happy viewing and listening!
     
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    I thought that the sound mix on the TPM was pretty good, but definitley not the best I've ever heard. The overall volume of the dialog and music is just too low. Also, I switched back over to the pro logic track on the dvd several times and I couldn't hear much difference between it and the DD. I definitley expected more of such a hyped dvd. The pod race is fantastic, but I also found the lightsaber finale to be a little too weak. I think the problem is just the low level of the music. I'm getting ready to replace the dvd with the laserdisc as soon as I get my RF demodulator. That way I'll get great sound and the real theatrical version.

    Greg
     
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    [​IMG]
    VHS better than DVD for sound quality? Hmmm...low fidelity 2 channel vs. high fidelity, dynamic ranged 5.1 source.
    Maybe try turning up the volume a little higher than you normally would. I think TPM sounds damn good, though I definitely have heard better sound mixes. I think you're going overboard with the VHS comment! [​IMG]
     
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    Dan, I'm goiing to have to side with John on this one. Lucas stated a few years ago that when EX came out, he'd run with with it. He is NOT a DTS fan.

    Glenn
     
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    I agree. The lightsaber duel is one of the best examples of low end I've seen, and I really wasn't expecting it with just lightsabers. There must be something wrong with your equipment or the disc. Between the duel and the podrace, man, how in the world could you want more????
     
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    From DVD File's Jim Ward interview;
     
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