SDDS Recievers...?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Bruce_S, Oct 4, 2001.

  1. Bruce_S

    Bruce_S Second Unit

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    Does anyone know if Sony ever released their digital sound format to compete with Dobly Digital and DTS?
    Just curious,
    bruce
     
  2. Steve Schick

    Steve Schick Stunt Coordinator

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    In the home market?
    NO!
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  3. Scott Strang

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    Damn. That sure was a big "no".
    [Edited last by Scott Strang on October 04, 2001 at 11:31 AM]
     
  4. Bruce_S

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    That was too funny -- A simple "no' would have done it. No need to be make me deaf... [​IMG]
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    Bruce said:
     
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    I don't think SDDS is practical in the home market. Without the huge screen, there's no need for 5 front channels, and even on most releases, only the standard 3 channels are used up front. 7.1 channels with 5 in front seems like overkill in the home market.
     
  9. Marty Neudel

    Marty Neudel Stunt Coordinator

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    >NO!
    Actually, Sony has reserved an alternate audio format for SDDS in the DVD standards. So, while their left face says "no", their right face has reserved the right to the possible future release of a consumer version of the codec. It's unlikely, however, that this will happen while DTS and DD are still dukeing it out.
    Marty
     
  10. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

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    Bruce,
    You don't want SDDS for the home as it's lossy compressed just like DTS and Dolby Digital. Sony and Philips have mastering boards that do 8 channel discrete Direct Stream Digital.
    7.1 DSD would be great for the home, but more like a fully discrete version of Logic 7's speaker configuration, than SDDS-8's overkill of five front channels (you'd need a huge room width!):
    Three in the front (left, center, right).
    Stereo side (left, right).
    Stereo back (left, right).
    Dedicated LFE channel for the "rumble" effects only.
    HD-DVD's done right could easily do 7.1 DSD in a lossless packed version (no data loss after decompression like a Zip file packet). 8 bit, 7.1 DSD would be ideal.
    Why won't Hollywood listen??? Let's put an end to lossy compressed formats!! The technology is there to do so.
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