Question on SDDS

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  1. scott_tinari

    scott_tinari Stunt Coordinator

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    Will SDDS ever become a hometheater sound format in the future?
     
  2. Dan Hine

    Dan Hine Screenwriter

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    According to Sony the answer is no. But I imagine that like any large corporation if they deem they can make enough money off of it for it to be worth their while then it will happen. I for one hope it doesn't. Just one more thing for people to argue over "which one sounds better?". [​IMG]
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  3. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

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    Not in our life time.
    Sony and Philips are pushing their own audiophile DSD (Direct Stream Digital) technology for home use (first with SACD's). I'm all for that, of course.
    7.1 discrete DSD on an HD-DVD... yummy! [​IMG]
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    [Edited last by Dan Hitchman on August 05, 2001 at 02:11 PM]
     
  4. RichardH

    RichardH Supporting Actor

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    The SDDS spec calls for 5 speakers across the front, and the regular stereo surrounds. That right there tells me that it will never become a home theater standard. Can you imagine 5 speakers across the front??? Plus, you only get stereo surrounds.
    It seems like Dolby Digital Surround EX and DTS-ES Discrete are the standards right now. A part of me wishes that we would all just stick with straight-up 5.1 and be done with it. I mean, is 6.1 really necessary?? Another part of me really wants to get a DTS-ES Discrete capable receiver to watch Gladiator in all its glory [​IMG]
    Anyway, SDDS will stay in the theater where it belongs.
     
  5. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

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    Sony has a mixing, editing, mastering, and recording board for 8 channel discrete, 8 bit DSD audiophile soundtracks (movie or music use). The channels can be used any way you want.
    I would think 8 channel DSD for the home would consist of:
    Three across the front.
    Two sides.
    Two rears.
    LFE subwoofer.
    That would be very similar to THX EX or Lexicon Logic7 speaker spreads, but you'd have full range, stereo panning behind you. 5 speakers across the front (70mm 6-track mag., DTS-8 or SDDS-8) would be a huge overkill for most home theaters. Obviously, you would still have 1.0-6.1 DSD channel configurations too.
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    [Edited last by Dan Hitchman on August 05, 2001 at 06:24 PM]
     

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