Which DTS disks should I buy?

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  1. Mark E J

    Mark E J Second Unit

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    I just got a DTS decoding reciver and I'm wondering what DTS discs I should buy.

    Are stand alone discs like Saving Private Ryan or Jurassic Park worth re-buying if I already have the DD?

    So come on all you DTS supporters what are the DTS titles you just can't live without?[​IMG]
     
  2. Andrew Chong

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    Greetings Mark,
    My personal opinion on rebuying discs solely for the dts soundtrack is to do so only if you can find them for a significantly low price. Dolby Digital can be fantastic and more than worthy.

    Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (extended)
    Blade II
    Se7en: Platinum Edition
    2-disc
    Fast and the Furious
    Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis
    Fatboy Slim Live at Brighton Beach: Big Beach Boutique II
    Terminator II: Ultimate Edition
    Akira
    (newly released Japanese dts edition)
     
  3. Cliff Olson

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    I rebought Jurassic Park 1&2, among several others, and I sold my DD versions. Here are a "few" must-haves:

    Jurassic Park (1509.5 bitrate)
    Jurassic Park 2 (1509.5)
    Apollo 13 (1509.5)
    The Haunting
    Antz (1509.5)
    The Prince of Egypt (1509.5)
    Dances With Wolves (OOP 1509.5)
    Galaxy Quest (1509.5)
    The Gladiator
    U-571
    LOTR Platinum Ed. (as Andrew already mentioned)
    Saving Private Ryan
     
  4. Daniel Becker

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    The Fifth Element Superbit has a phenomenal DTS track. Many of the movies previously listed are also fantastic.




    Dan.B
     
  5. Bry_DD

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    Eagles - Hell Freeze Over is a good one.
     
  6. Andrew Pezzo

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    X-Men 1.5

    Never was impressed by the movie, then I watched it in DTS. It has now become one of my demo DVD's.
     
  7. Craig W

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    Actually both of these titles are the half rate 768kbs dts tracks.

    Saving Private Ryan is worth upgrading to. But one reason it is better than the DD version is because a more dynamic mix was used for the dts disc.
     
  8. Daryl L

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    Were do you get this bitrate info about dts mixes?
     
  9. Adam Barratt

    Adam Barratt Cinematographer

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    Some DVD players and processors can display the bit-rates of soundtracks they play. If yours doesn't, then you can see a list of DTS bit-rates here.

    You can view a list of international releases here.

    Adam
     
  10. AaronMan

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    Some of my favorite DTS tracks:

    Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade
    Brotherhood of the Wolf (3 disc version)
    Akira
    Led Zeppelin DVD
    Band of Brothers
    Tombstone (Vista Series)
    Fantasia 2000
    Predator
    Jurassic Park
    Saving Private Ryan
    12 Monkeys
    Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis
     
  11. Raymond_H

    Raymond_H Stunt Coordinator

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    I personally like the following IN DTS as standouts,

    Gladiator
    Saving Private Ryan
    The Haunting


    Raymond
     
  12. Brent M

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    Saving Private Ryan and Jurassic Park are significant upgrades over the Dolby Digital versions. Even if you already have them in DD, I recommend picking them in DTS....you'll be blown away! Most of the other titles mentioned in this thread are great as well. Personally, I really like:

    Gladiator
    Terminator 2: Ultimate Edition
    Fast and the Furious
    Lord of the Rings: Extended Edition
    U-571
    Blade II
    XXX: SuperBit
    The Patriot: SuperBit

    The best of all may be the DTS-ES version of The Haunting.....if you can sit through the horrible movie to enjoy the great soundtrack.
     
  13. Neil Joseph

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    Here are my favourites...

    - LOTR: FOTR
    - Monsters Inc
    - Terminator 2 UE
    - Saving Private Ryan
    - Gladiator
    - The Lost World
    - Jurassic Park
    - Jurassic Park 3
    - Eagles: Hell Freezes Over
    - The Fifth Element SB
    - The Mask Of Zorro SBD
    - Pearl Harbour
    - Planet Of The Apes (Tim Burton's)
    - Titan AE (surprised not mentioned yet)
    - Vertical Limit SB
     
  14. Mark E J

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    Thanks alot guys. Some of these disks I already had but didn't know they had DTS tracks like U-571 and Band of Brothers. I'll definately be rebuying Saving Private Ryan and probably the first 2 Jurassic Park films as well.

    Again thanks a lot you've all been very helpful.[​IMG]
     
  15. Steve_Tk

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    I'd buy the movies that you like. Buying a disc based on this alone will make you regret it down the road. At least it did for me. I guess some people will sit through a movie they hate even though it has good sound.
     
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    Super Speedway: The Mach II Special Edition
     
  17. Daryl L

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    Adam Barratt,

    Thanks for the link. My Panny CP72 will show bitrates but I just never thought to use it. [​IMG]
     
  18. Sean Ashley

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    Daredevil!
    one of the best DTS tracks i've heard yet....
    The Road To Perdition was great too.
     
  19. Daryl L

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    Ok, I'm confused. My dvd player shows bitrates in Mbps form instead of Kbps. I tried the DTS tracks of both Jason X supposedly 754kbps and The Shadow supposedly 1509kbps according to http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/adbarr/page6.html

    But my players info shows both movies bitrate fluctuating up and down ~7.xxxMbps.
     
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