I guess people who decompress Dolby Digital or DTS in their disc players and then send the analog sound to their receivers' multi jack RCA external inputs, instead of decoding the digital stream in the receiver itself, aren't truly listening to the Dolby Digital or DTS soundtrack in their home theaters then, because the decompression happened in the, um, "wrong" location, upstream from the "correct" location, huh?
That's essentially all that's happening in these cinemas, folks. Their SDDS processor units undoubtedly have an analogous "Direct (pre-decoded/uncompressed) Multi-Channel Input", just
like many/most of our home A/V receivers do, or they've installed one, so they can take the multi-channel SDDS soundtrack directly
in from their digital movie, with no need to apply any ATRAC decompression. The notion that Sony shouldn't be allowed to call such theatrical presentations "SDDS", as they do, is utterly ridiculous.
P.S. The original prototype SDDS system Sony had developed by Semetex didn't even have
any ATRAC compression at all! That was added later. OOPs, did I just refer to it as "SDDS" again? I guess to some people, not Sony,
that's the wrong name for it, since in their mind Sony doesn't get to define the term, they
do. Oh brother.
fundamentally capable of presenting movies this way if they want to. It's quite simple. Present tense.
There's nothing in place to prevent them from continuing
to do so, if they want to. [Until the equipment breaks down] Not that I'm claiming they do in most current cinemas, I don't know (or care).
actually done it in the past, as I've documented with an external link to provide proof.
actually still be doing this in some theaters currently, I guess, hence biliam1982's post
mentioning that he's seen on-screen SDDS ads on movies at his local DLP cinemas, quite recently.Edited by m. zillch - 6/30/13 at 11:05am