Originally Posted by Neo1965
I'd like to get the players to just stream the audio straight from disk to the hdmi out and leave them alone, but noone seems to be doing this. What the hell's wrong with these people? Why do they insist on decoding the audio just to add stuff I don't want into the audio?
The reason is BR was rushed to market to compete with HD-DVD which had a finalized audio specification. Of course HD-DVD didn't include DTS in the spec so if one of there studios climb in bed with DTS, there screwed as well.
I agree that they should have required bit stream but HDMI didn't have a finalized 1.3a spec completed.
I think DTS has royally screwed themselves by not having a total and finalized solution for HDM. I mean come on. DTS-HD, DTS-6.1, DTS-HDMA, DTS-5.1 and on and on.
I own several DTS DVDs and I like there results but IMO, they need twice the bandwidth to sound as good as Dolby. Dolby is a much more mature audio codec. It does suck that in order to use DTHD you need a seperate DD+/DD added to be backwards compatible. With DTS, you can use any of them and still have the core DTS without adding a different track.