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Im just curious to see how many people are taking advantage of DTS on certain DVD's....


What kind of hardware is needed to take advantage of it?
 

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I am. The hardware is the DTS-ES decoder built into my receiver. I pop in the DVD, hit play, and thats it.


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Cool!!


Thanks guys!!



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Whats the difference between DTS and Dolby?
 

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The differences between DTS and Dolby are debated constantly on this forum. I am not an expert so I will abstain from that debate, but you will find plenty of participants using the "search" function of this forum.


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you have to enable DTS on quite a few DVD players in the DVD player menu too. There are a number of threads on this as well.
 

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The main difference betwix the two is that DTS uses approximately 1/4 the compression that DD uses, which is why most DTS discs don't contain much in the way of video extras. Also, DTS is generally encoded louder, which gives a false "DTS-sounds-better" impression when the two are compared.
 

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so anotherwords this is another one of those things where it boils down to which sounds better to the end user?
 

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Some random reading--proceed with caution and a salt shaker:

http://timefordvd.com/tutorial/SurroundSound.shtml

http://www.dvdfile.com/news/special_...dts/dolby.html

http://www.secondbeat.com/html/articles/march/dts.html


A classic back and forth in the PR Hall of Fame:

http://www.dolby.com/tech/mp.in.0103.DigitalVsDTS.pdf (pgs. 1-4, Dolby starts the ball rolling)

http://www.dtsonline.com/media/uploa...tsposition.pdf (DTS responds to the Dolby paper)

http://www.dolby.com/tech/mp.in.0103.DigitalVsDTS.pdf (pgs. 5-11, Dolby responds to the DTS reponse to the Dolby paper)

http://www.dtsonline.com/media/uploa...s/dolbyrvu.pdf (DTS responds to the Dolby response to the DTS repsonse to the Dolby paper)
 

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Larry your not a DD fan are you? Can't tell at all really.... Even if you don't believe DTS is better (I do in fact) it is still nice to have choices and since extras and such should be on a seperate disc anyway using dts doesnt waste space on a DVD and in fact some of the best looking dvd's have DTS tracks so it obviously doesn't ruin PQ either. I agree that some of DTS percieved improvement is that it is often louder but when you look past that I believe you will find it sounds better too. Either way listen to both and use which one you prefer.
 

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I make it a point to look for DTS dvd (ei that it has both DD and DTS or DTS DVD like apollo 13) I will sometime purchase the DVD with DD but not to often.


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Yes, heavily debated... but I'll still chime in.


With my ears, tastes, and home-theater setup, DTS sounds much better. It sounds so much better that when at the store, choosing between two dvds, I almost always choose the one with DTS over DD.


Thanks for the links amillians. I'm off to read a bunch of those now.
 

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Hi,


There are only two absolutes (and thats not alot).

Absolute #1 It is impossible to scientificaly prove the superiority of either format #2 everyone on the planet absolutley prefers DTS when given the choice.


There are, however, entity's from another planet, who are actually deaf, but own computers. While the rest of us are listening to movies and at times music in DTS, they slip contrary opinions into these forums.


Peter m.

PS. I've spent too much time watching and listening to DTS to learn how to add a smiley face to my thread
 

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I was hoping that the ETs from another planet were more intelligent than that. Thought it would make up for the lack of intelligence on OUR planet.


Agree with you on the deaf part, though. But given a proper demonstration, I'd have to say that most would prefer DTS. Shame that idiots are given positions higher than "janitor" at some of the major studios (hint: Warner Bros).
 

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You guys are being a bit harsh.. i can see how some might prefer dd over dts or at least not tell much of a difference. Some people prefer some speakers over another. It is really about choices and it is good we have them both i just wish more things came out in dts so we could compare more often.
 

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I'd rather have the DTS mix have the same levels as the DD mix so valid comparisons can be made without re-balancing the channels when you switch from one to another. DTS discs tend to be a few dB hot in the surrounds compared to DD. Our dumb brains associate louder with better. Having said that, I tend to favor DTS over DD, but it is totally Dependant on the movie. Both can be fantastic, both can sound like arse. It is all in the mixing guys...


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I prefer DTS, but I don't like either very much. I have dreams about 1080p + SACD quality audio...hopefully they will come true with HD-DVD.
 
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