DirecTV gets their music from Music Choice
, so it would have to start there. Music Choice supplies commercial-free music channels to DirecTV, RBOCs, Cable, and (I believe) C-Band.
I own a few DTS Compact Discs
(Steely Dan, Eagles, Moody Blues, Allman Brothers, Steve Miller, etc...), and they sound awesome! Unfortunately, I think the bitstream is a bit too much for DirecTV to handle.
CD audio is 16 bit sampled at 44.1 khz. DTS 5.1 audio, on the other hand, can be (at the extreme) 24 bit with sampling rates up to 192 khz!
Dolby Digital signals can be compressed, compromising the quality of the sound. The DD audio breakups that many are reporting on HBO-HD may be relevant to the compression of DD. It could be that HBO-HD recently increased the compression rate of their DD encoding to a more "MPEG-Friendly" bitrate, resulting in less (if any) audio breakups in the last couple of weeks.
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