Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Mike Delvaux, Jan 12, 2005.
Has any body out there compiled a list of the DVD's that offer
Dolby Digital 5.1 Ex ?.
There used to be a list on the Dolby site, but it doesn't seem to be there any more.
I found this one on google though, but it doesn't mention the regions.
At the top of that page it says 'The following region 1 dvd's.....'.
Never read the small print.
If you scroll to the bottom of the above linked list and follow the Historical background, how they work link, you will get the most comprehensive and fair DTS versus DD explanation I have ever read. It certainly puts some of the squabbles into perspective, I'll never go out of my way to pay more or deliberately seek out a DTS DVD again.
You mean this list on the Dolby site? It's still there.
I always wondered. We have DTS-ES 6.1 but only Dolby Digital EX 5.1.
Why havent they advanced to match DTS?
No, there was another one that refered to DVDs.
Because Dolby is better anyway.
*runs and hides*
Maybe they don't feel there is sufficient difference between a matrixed and a discrete centre rear channel to bother with the extra investment.
Simple - total lack of any incentive for them to do so.
How many DVD's are released each year without a DD track?
Dolby receives it's licence fee on all these.
DTS can't really win even if the consumer percieves it to be the preference how can such a consumer exercise that preference because there are few exclusively DTS only DVD's.
Dolby has also secured it's place as part of the specification for HD-DVD and Blu ray, this was DTS chance to really compete and displace Dolby but they have failed to lobby effectively within the industry. Either that or the industry itself in the form of the powers behind the new high definition DVD's are looking at all options including lossless codecs and are not impressed with what DTS has to offer, Meridians MLP 6.1 24/96 system is more likely to be adopted than DTS.
DTS-HD, which includes a lossless option, has been adopted as a mandatory audio standard for both Blu-ray and HD-DVD. It is, in fact, the only lossless audio format adopted by both formats, as MLP is only mandatory on HD-DVD.
DTS have very effectively lobbied for cross-platform acceptance over the last year, arguably more successfully than Dolby Laboratories. Dolby Digital is a mandatory audio format for both Blu-ray and HD-DVD, but only in its traditional form: the next-generation Dolby Digital Plus format is only an option for HD-DVD, not Blu-ray (as of yet). DTS on the other hand have successfully lobbied for DTS-HD on both formats.
Dolby Digital Plus includes the option to expand the current six-channel configuration. Consequently, Dolby Digital 6.1 (or 7.1, or more) could be a reality on HD-DVD within the next year.
Well thats cleared that up then.
I'll get my coat..........
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