Sound quality or sound quantity: Which is more important?

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  1. Patrick McCart

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    Is it more important to you to have an excellent sounding track or one with more speaker activity (Like PCM 2.0 compared to DTS 6.1)?

    PCM sounds a LOT better than DD or DTS to me, so why is it regarded as a "lesser" format for DVD's?
     
  2. Artur Meinild

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    I only have one DVD with a PCM soundtrack. Guess there's not much of a choice, since I can't possibly say that it sounds awfully much better than my other DVD's...

    Guess I prefer multi-channel audio over PCM!

    That being said, I'd of course prefer the best available multi-channel presentation. Anchor Bays DD-EX and DTS-ES remixes are a good example of great multi-channel presentations, IMO.
     
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    I would rather have the quality. It's nice and sometimes outstanding to have music or sound effects coming from all around you, but you can't beat having a well-mastered recording, no matter how many speakers it employs.

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