Originally Posted by usc1995
This was one of the first Blu-ray’s I bought when I first got my PS3 as the TrueHD soundtrack was stunning for its time. I am really looking forward to hearing the new Atmos soundtrack despite how much I hate double dipping.
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...or triple, quad dipping
I'm an OCD multi-dipper without regrets for TV and films that have high re-watch value and/or are known quality refernce standards for audio and/or video.
For OCD fan collectors, there are many reaosns to save/collect legacy formats. One example is Star Trek TOS. THe original VHS release of a couple episodes have music/audio cue differences in brief scenes and some scene cuts that differ from the DVD/BD releases. There are probably hundreds of other examples for other TV shows and catalog films. Yes, "normal" people may not care, but we ain't "normal".
For DVD vs BD vs UHD releases, the extras or edits/framing, sound edits, may vary- commentaries, special features/documentaries, etc for archive collectors.
I wouldn't count it "x-dipping" for a new format with improved technical qualities- higher pixel count, colorspace improvement, lossless vs lossy audio, adding Atmos, etc. It takes time and effort to remaster for increased pixel/color/audio resolutions.
In the TOS example, the first DVD releases were only 2 episodes/disc on single layer DVD's. Then they remastered the video with new DVD sets with new DVD animated interactive Trek menus on double layer discs and new interviews/extras, which the original DVD's lacked other than previews. Then the Remastered Trek BD's came with new CGI FX- you want to keep the prior version DVD's for the orginal FX when desired. The BD's were made from original 35mm elements used to film the series (later series edited or shot on video), so increased resolution was worth it, plus more extras again. So, each relase had improved technical quality, content and extras for collectors
I think x-dipping got a bad rap in the DVD heydays when studios relesed a single disc debut DVD, then a year later a Special edition 2, 3 disc version, then anohter Extended/Director's edition DVD (i.e. same media format). Yes, that got out of hand in the DVD Golden years ~2000-2005