Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
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an odd thing about the Casablanca Blu-ray...
As I don't have an HDMI connection I generally play Blu-ray audio through the analog output of my Oppo bdp-95 into my Anthem AVM in Analog Direct. From time to time I'll check the sound through the coaxial cable where the sound - if DTS-HDMA - will fall back to the core DTS, to which the AVM 20 will add its THX processing. In general the DTS-HD Master Audio is much better. But I didn't like the "boxy" sound of the 48/24 mono on Casablanca so I switched to the coaxial cable. Oddly the AVM 20 reported "DTS Stereo" and the sound was much more to my liking. I can't account for this. With other DTS soundtracks of the Blu-rays I have if the DTS-HDMA soundtrack is say 5.1 then so is the "core" DTS. 1.0 becoming 2.0 (even if it is really dual mono, helped along by the THX adaptive decorrelation) is weird. Anyway the sound was great, much more natural than the mono and better detailed than the Dolby mono in the DVD.