Originally Posted by pbarach
I have been a Netflix member with BluRay disc service for quite a while, and I can't recall a single disc that was mastered in hi-rez sound and arrived without it--they have all come with either DTS Master HD or Dolby TrueHD. In this thread, I see people mentioning two titles I haven't seen (Hunger Games and Cabin in the Woods).
So which BD's came from Netflix without hi-rez sound?
I think it would be great to start a separate thread called, for example: "The Official List of Blu-ray Rental Discs With Lossy Audio (FACTS ONLY, PLEASE)".
In this thread, we could post our experience with rental BD titles with lossy versus lossless Audio. We could incorporate key facts like:
Source: Netflix, Redbox, Blockbuster Online, Blockbuster Store
Disc Type Printed on Disc: Rental or Retail
Geographical location: State? City and State? Over time, it may prove interesting to observe trends?
Audio Logo printed on the disc: DD TrueHD, DTS HD-MA, DD, DTS, Etc.
Actual Audio Track on Disc: DD or DTS (5.1 / 7.1)
Bit Rate: 640 or 448 Kbps
However, it would require some work to be productive, and there should be no discussion / debate about the issue. One thing I noticed about the Hunger Games, if I recall correctly, is that someone mentioned they rented it from their local Blockbuster, and it had lossless audio. The poster mentioned his local store bought retail versus rental copies. So, there will be some instances like that, but it would be awesome to incorporate all that data in the first post of the thread, or in a spreadsheet. For me, that would be useful, and then I can plan accordingly (rent, buy, or not watch) without spilling my feelings about the situation.
That is my $.02