Originally Posted by iansilv
Tell dolby to remove their head from their ass and cater to this very specialized small slice of their customer base. You might want to remind them that when these htpc guys use stuff, they tend to recommend it to other people.
This should be said to start with.
Back in the past there was this 'great' Dolby Digital sound system used on Digital Versatile Discs, but some smart people from DTS have found out they could push it forward pretty much.
DD standard bitrate 320kbps
DTS standard bitrate 1411 or 1536 kbps
Then the same guys figured out to add 7th absolutely discrete channel. DD marketing division
created DD EX 7th matrix channel.
The only creative thing from laboratories of Dolby was Dolby Pro Logic 2.
The only disadvantage of DTS was compatibility.
Now DTS made sure it stayed supreme format and focused on compatibility.
If you don't have any of BD DTS sound systems codecks onboard your amplifier, either DTS-HD or DTS-MA will fill the whole bandwith of regular DTS.
In my opinion you will not distinguish DTS from DTS-HD or DTS-MA kept in digital domain (coaxial input, output) from native DTS-HD, Dolby Digital Plus connected using 7 analog cables.
DDplus bitrate 6mbps
DTS_HD bitrate 6mbps
At the end I would like to compare bitrate of the most sophisticated SS:
DD TrueHD bitrate - 18 mbps
Glourious DTS-MA bitrate scores - 25 mbps
In fact I think it is the only lossless movie sound system on the market now, can someone correct me on this one?
One last thing I would like to say. What a pity Cyberlink didn't join Asus to make the best possible and most compatible solution for BD sound.
Arcsoft doesn't stand a chance.
Regards for all sound geeks