Senior HTF Member
- Feb 24, 1999
Every single Blu-ray disc released from Sony, Disney, MGM, and Fox provides lossless audio (BD's bandwidth has plenty of room). Some even provide more than one lossless track for multiple-language lossless qualtiy.
Only about 27% of HD DVDs provide lossless because of space/bandwidth limitations. Warner and Paramount (the two studios who were at one time supportig both formats) didn't provide lossless audio on BD reliably because they didn't want the BD to have an advantage, so even when there was room (as there was on every BD) they wouldn't provide lossless if the HD DVD didn't have it.
This is why many of us have been frustrated with warner for "dumbing down" their BD encodes for HD DVD limitations. Hopefully with BD-exclusive authoring, WB's HDM qualtiy will improve to match that of the other BD-exclusive studios.