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Anyone else watching this on D*?

I remember the DVD being one of the best surround movies I've ever heard. Only thing is dvdreview doesn't mention it having a DTS track which I thought is what I listened to on the DVD. But I guess not.


Anyway... it seems it has almost No surrounds but is coming in as DD 5.1. Anyone else notice this? Any idea what could be wrong?
 

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Great, great, very impressive audio (and video, for that matter) here the other night when I watched the last half; haven't seen it all the way through. I'm on Comcast, BTW.


No, it doesn't have a DTS soundtrack. Here's a review of the DVD audio from www.widescreenreview.com :


This Dolby Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack delivers, as anticipated, movie sound of excellent fidelity in all respects. The music score sounds great and liberally engages the spatial soundstage, with a full-bodied deep bass foundation, as well. Dialogue sounds convincingly natural, with good spatial consistency. But as expected, the winning factor is the very dynamic and powerful rendering of the many intense war sequences. Dynamic range utilization can be almost to the extreme, especially in a few scenes where the sudden onset of an explosion or gunfire is enough to lift you out of your seat. (Chapter 23 has a great example of this.) The sheer energy of the many fly-by sequences, detonations, and the like, can be enough to really challenge your system if you play back at or near reference level. Needless to say, there's enough deep bass energy in all channels, including the .1 LFE, to really give your subwoofer a serious workout. The entire dimensional soundstage is fully engaged throughout, with very dynamic and aggressive use of the surround channels. As well, back surround decoding results in substantial imaging of sound behind you, seemingly providing for an enhanced sense of dimension all around. The essential aspect of the production of this soundtrack is the sheer poignancy and often discomforting emotional impact of effect associated with war. Some great examples are the fly-by of bullets and their impact on bodies. And the gunfire and cannon explosions seem to have an authentic feel to their sonic character, their own “personality,†so to speak. This is truly a masterful soundtrack with the rendition of wartime scenes, but is certainly not one for the faint-hearted. (Perry Sun)
 

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So I'm assuming it was a D* problem. The backs were on, but VERY quiet. I had to put my ear next to them to hear them. There seemed to be good seperation through the front 3 speakers though.

I specifically remember seeing some scenes where we replayed the DVD because when I originally watched it 6.1 audio was just setup, and even though it was 55.1 the 6.1 sounded great. I wonder if they were doing something to the audio intentionally?
 
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