Originally Posted by sjitalian
it seems that many of the euro discs have dts-hd master or hi-res audio tracks on them which i really like.i wish the u.s.releases had used those instead of dolby digital plus on so many movies.i would rather have had that then a bunch of special features taking up disc space.
You know whats really funny? I was looking at my collection of HD DVDs the other day and something dawned on me.
Back during the format wars, the number 1 complaint that people leveled against HD DVD was that it was less likely to have a loss less audio track than it's Blu Ray counter part. Other than that the pictures was just as good and HD DVD had better special features. But when I was looking at my movies I realized that every Warner HD DVD i owned had a lossless track but almost all my Universal's didn't. Now I always naturally assumed that it was spaced limitations that prevented a lossless audio track, but after throwing the discs in my computer and looking at the disc size, almost every single movie that I checked had more than enough space for a lossless audio track. The VAST majority of Universal's HD DVD lineup had more than 5 gigs free on each disc, sometimes upwards of 10 gigs. 5 gigs is more than enough for a linear PCM track let alone a DolbyTHD track.
Just something I thought was funny. Universal, HD DVDs biggest backer, was also the most responsible for making it look like a second-rate format. After figuring that out I think I have come to the conclusion that the only reason Universal supported HD DVD as much as they did, is because they wanted to be cheap and put as little effort into the HD releases as possible .