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How come Warner Brothers decided leave TrueHD audio track off Superman Returns for Blu-ray??? They used a BD-50 disc, so space wasn't the reason...

Because they dont care for Blu-ray it seems. there is no reason not to have a TruHD or PCM track. They have it availeble and plenty of space.
 

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One of the reasons for a lack of TrueHD was that the HD DVD uses a version of TrueHD that BD doesn't support (BD uses the version with the 'core' legacy DD stream).


As for the lack of an equal-in-quality-but-resource-hogging 16/48 PCM track, I'm at a loss for explanations. With the space and bandwidth advantages of the BD50 there was absolutely nothing stopping them, as you said. Not only that, but PCM is actually cheaper to use because there are no royalties that need to be paid and there is no need for additional encoding. This happens to the BD version of every TrueHD-equipped HD DVD Warner puts out, and I don't know why.


Hopefully this lousy habit will come to a halt soon.
 

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Well, HBO (part of the Time/Warner brood) put an LPCM track on their Sopranos box set and left the HD-DVD counterpart with a lossy track only. Perhaps the tide is turning.


However, WB has never been keen on audio even on DVD, being one of the very last studios to use 448 kilobits/sec for their DD tracks, and pretty much only New Line supporting DTS. Many of their releases still use a lossy track rather than lossless.


On Superman Returns they had enough space for a 24/48 LPCM track and still didn't do it!
 
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