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Dolby Digital Plus or DTS-HD?

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I just picked up some used HDDVD movies, one of them was Sky Captain. I noticed on the back cover the audio options: Dolby Digital Plus or DTS-HD. I have never had a HDDVD with the DTS-HD option, any opinions on which one would sound better? I will be checking out the movies when I get home tonight.
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I think it's a toss up. Both sound about the same to me (sometimes one may sound a little better, sometimes the other). Both have approximately the same bit rate as well (around 1500 kbps).
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DTS-HD should be better.

Dolby Digital Plus is not an HD codec, is it?

Are you thinking of Dolby True HD?
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I'm pretty sure that Dolby Digital Plus IS an HD codec, it's just a lossy (is that a word?) codec, as opposed to a lossless codec like Dobly True HD. You'll see plain Dolby Digital on DVD discs.

As for my thoughts, Sky Captain actually is a plain DTS version, and not DTS-HD as it shows on the case (at least that what my receiver tells me!). I didn't notice any real difference between the two tracks, but I'm not anywhere near an audiophile!

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Originally Posted by Jim McC View Post

DTS-HD should be better.

Dolby Digital Plus is not an HD codec, is it?

Are you thinking of Dolby True HD?
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Originally Posted by joeags View Post

I'm pretty sure that Dolby Digital Plus IS an HD codec, it's just a lossy (is that a word?) codec, as opposed to a lossless codec like Dobly True HD. You'll see plain Dolby Digital on DVD discs.

As for my thoughts, Sky Captain actually is a plain DTS version, and not DTS-HD as it shows on the case (at least that what my receiver tells me!). I didn't notice any real difference between the two tracks, but I'm not anywhere near an audiophile!

Yes dd+ is a lossy codec and even if the dts codec was dts hdhr that is still a lossy codec . One things for sure it would have to be dts hdma for it to be lossless and it isnt that

If the mix was the same the bitrate would suggest your close to the sound quality for sure
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