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64kbs AAC is tolerable for music. Not great, but tolerable. 128kbs AAC vs 265 ACC is a subtle difference to me.
Purely speculative arithmetic should give us better than 250kbs for the FCL channels (I would guess mains would use a higher bitrate than the LFE/surrounds.) Even if DTS was 1/2 as efficient as AAC, we would have something comparable to 128 AAC which is very good.
For concert videos, I could see where lossless would be really nice. No compromises. But I think John is on the right track by suggesting you can live with DTS.
DTS-HD MA is a PITA IMHO. Firstly, it was not made into a mandatory decoder on players. Then studios decided to use it anyway even though many Blu-ray player owners could not hear it. And now we have a number of owners reporting loud popping noises on certain discs; most likely a flaw in a decoder chip being used in certain receivers.
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