Xbox & DD

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  1. Justin_Terpstra

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    I was just curious about the Xbox.

    I have a $5k HT setup and was thinking of integrating it in for fun.

    Currently I am still playing w/ a N64 on 5 channel stereo. MarioCart 64 rocks ....

    A lot of the Xbox games claim Dolby Digital, and it is marked so on the back of them.

    Is the DD processed in realtime, or just for special pre-recorded scenes and stuff?

    What has been everyones experiences with it?

    Thanks ....
     
  2. RussellC

    RussellC Stunt Coordinator

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    It's realtime and real nice too.
     
  3. Evan S

    Evan S Cinematographer

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    Justin, the X-Box on a good system (mine is 8K) absolutely ROCKS!!! It's realtime DD 5.1, not just cut scenes. The sound really surrounds you. Games like Halo can never be played in normal stereo after experiencing it in 5.1. The aliens FEEL like they are over your right (or left) shoulder when playing the game.

    The sub gets a serious workout on a lot of games as well.

    The only complaint with the XBox in this regard is that a lot of games lack center channel info...basically instead of 5.1, they are programmed for 4.1. This is not a fault of the XBox, but instead, the programmers who program the games.

    Definately hook it up to your system...you won't regret it.
     
  4. Mike_HT

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    The xbox is great even without a DD setup. [​IMG]
    I played it once with my Altec Lansing 641s and it was great. I cant wait till next year when I get my own HT up......And with an HDTV...this thread is making me go crazy with anticipation!!!
    You'll definitely enjoy it. [​IMG]
     
  5. Justin_Terpstra

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    Thats exactly what I was afraid of ..... I need a bib for my drool.

    I almost bought one last weekend, but it would have been close to $500 for everything (unit, S-video attatchment, 6' toslink cable, second controller, 2 controller extensions, 2 games, and tax).

    How does the PS2 or GameCube compare ???
     
  6. Bill Griffith

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    The xbox is not only my main gaming system, but my DVD player. I didn't feel like going out and buying a new progressive scan DVD player so I used the Xbox.

    And to my surprise it is a Prog. DVD player (NOT, only Progressive for games). Real nice picture to. I have yet to play games on it since I got my new reciever, but the movies through the reciever (Onkyo sr-600) the sound quality is great, much better than my old Kenwood VR6070.
     
  7. david*mt

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    The Xbox cannot do progressive scan for dvd movies.
     
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    Guys,

    We have a Video Games Section......
     
  10. Justin_Terpstra

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    good call .... lol
     
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  13. Andre F

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    The Xbox sounds amazing on my system. The DD 5.1 is great!
     
  14. Richard cash

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    the PS2 inst ingame DD or DTS, only cutscenes
     
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    The PS2 can do DTS realtime, I had NHL 2002 and that was in DTS.

    Glen
     
  17. NickSo

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    But i hear even with the realtime DTS in those games it still doesnt sound as good as DD in Xbox games
     
  18. Shayne Lebrun

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    The PS2 can be made to do DTS; the Xbox is *designed* to do DD5.1; you're not sacrificing processing power to do it. With the PS2, you are.
     

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