Weird. The "Hotel California" DVD-A claims to have a Dolby Digital track, yet...

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  1. Javier_Huerta

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    I haven't been able to find it (I'm sure it's there, somewhere!) but...

    It does have a DTS audio track! Even if the format one is not listed anywhere in the disc.

    Funny. I have tried everything to find the Dolby Digital track on the disc, but all I've been able to find is the DTS one. In a Dolby Digital only system, in fact, I wasn't able to play the disc.

    I don't mind, but I wonder, how many DVD-A discs are out there with DTS tracks?
     
  2. John Kotches

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    Javier,
    A DVD-A disc is required to have either of:
    DD (any mix from 1.0 to 5.1) Linear PCM to 24/96K in Video_TS.
    Anything else is optional.
    From a practical perspective, I loaded in the disc on my PeeCee DVD-ROM drive, and was greeted with this screen:
    [​IMG]
    Second menu item is the DD playlist.
    Regards,
     
  3. Brian L

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    Just got mine yesterday. Using a Pioneer DV-45A universal player, I was able to access all tracks.

    The trick (om my player) is that you have to tell the player in the set-up menu whether to access the DVD-V layer (this is where DD and DTS reside) or the DVD-A layer (this is where the both he 5.1 and stereo DVD-A tracks reside.

    I can not switch between DVD-A and DVD-V on the fly.

    What is cool is that, once the DVD-V layer is selected, I CAN switch between DTS and DD on the fly. Great for comparisons.

    Lastly, this is ONE KILLER DISC! I am very impressed with the sound. Although purest will stick with the hi-rez stereo track, I was quite impressed with the surround mix. I am able to hear nuances in the individual guitar parts that were previously buried in the mix...a real bonus for aspiring guitarists!

    BL
     
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    I'm really glad my RP-82 has a DVD-Video mode. On some discs the only stereo mix is on the DVD-V side (like the Queen disc, uncompressed 24/96 PCM stereo on the DVD-V side).
    Part of my attraction to DVD-A is the versatility.
     
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    That's *strange*. My Pioneer DVD-V player doesn't show the first screen, the one that allows you to select the audio mix to be listened to. It jumps straight to the audio tracks!
    Once I loaded it into my PC, though, it did give me the option of listenint to the disc in Dolby Digital.
    Very strange. I guess whenever I learn to switch audio tracks on my Pioneer, I'll also try and compare the DD and DTS tracks [​IMG]
     
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    Javier,

    DD and DTS should be seperate audio streams.

    Try the "Audio" button to switch between DD and DTS.

    Regards,
     
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    i thought i read on an avsforum.com forum that some or many dvd-a dvd players don't see the DD track.
    my pan rp-91 doesn't.
    i have to put the disc into a non dvd-a dvd player to listen to the DD track.
     
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    I beleive the Warner discs will play a default track, if you hit the "play" button to load the disc, but will give the menu if you hit the "close" button.
     
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    Just having bought a new Toshiba DVD A machine recently I see what you mean by different menus. Having a proper DVD A player makes you a member of a special club it seems. How does the DTS mix compare with the DVD A 5.1 mix?
     

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