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post #1 of 14 Old 04-25-2007, 03:27 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi

I just bought a DVD - night at the museum-for my kids. It was recorded both in DTS and Dolby Digital. However, when I play it it is only in Dolby Digital.

Why does it pick one of the other. It seems like I have no control. As a matter of fact--DTS is not even an option for this film

Some movies and DTS dvd's do play in DTS on my HT system--so I know it's capable.

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post #2 of 14 Old 04-25-2007, 04:40 PM
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well I would check the way you have your dvd player set up. I believe it should be set to bitstream but check you owners manual.
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Can you select the DTS version in the DVD's Menu??

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Yeah, DTS is an available track for this DVD. Just go into the Audio/Language Setup Menu of the DVD and select DTS.
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Can you select the DTS version in the DVD's Menu??

Yup, that's how to do it. Go to the movie menu option select "Audio" and then select "DTS".
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That was it! Do you feel DTS is better to choose than Dolby Digital?
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That was it! Do you feel DTS is better to choose than Dolby Digital?

That's a loaded question

Diffrent strokes for different folks.... Personally, I like DTS a lot more but you have to try it for yourself and compare. My DVD changer remote allows me to toggle between them so you have some FUN experimenting to do.
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My DVD changer remote allows me to toggle between them so you have some FUN experimenting to do.

You can toggle on ALL players.
Just use the AUDIO button on the remote.
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Just use the AUDIO button on the remote..

Ditto.
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I havn't experience using "all" players and I use a 400 disc changer myself that's why the statement was prefaced as such
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since we are talking about dts and dolby, which one is better? and why?

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Depends on the recording. Some sound better in DTS and others in DD. Just the way it is...
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that helps.
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since we are talking about dts and dolby, which one is better? and why?

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In its original theatrical form, DTS is less compressed than Dolby Digital. DD audio has to fit on the film while DTS is delivered on a companion CD, which can hold more audio data. The formats also use different compression and encoding techniques. In theaters, all others things being equal, DTS is likely to sound better.

On DVD releases, Dolby Digital tracks actually have more room than they do in the theater and DTS tracks are often encoded at lower bit rates to make room for multiple audio tracks.

So, the quality of the audio really does vary, depending on the original motion picture sound track and how the audio is handled in the DVD encoding. I'm a fan of DTS. But, a movie like The Incredibles has a superb DD sound track.
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