Blu-Ray / HD-DVD Sound

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by Dr_Mike, May 26, 2004.

  1. Dr_Mike

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    Anyone know, or like to speculate on what sort of sound formats will be on the next generation movie disks ?

    From what I've read, 8 channel Sony SDDS is the daddy in cinemas at the moment, do you think we'lll ever see it as a consumer format ?
     
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    HD-DVD is expected to support lossless 24-bit/48khz audio for movies in addition to DD++ and possibly DTS++ as well.

    Don't know much about Blu-Ray's audio specs for movies though DD5.1 will surely be supported.
     
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    Thanks Rimmer, what do you mean by DD++ and DTS++, are you generally suggesting "better version of" or have Dolby and DTS actually announced enhanced versions of their formats ?
     
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    Hi Mike,

    Here is a link to the minutes from the last DVD Forum Steering Committee meeting regarding audio and video formats for HD-DVD. As you can see, they haven't decided yet! :rolleyes: As for Blu-ray, I believe they will stick with DD for audio and MPEG2 for video. :suicide:

    http://www.dvdforum.org/25scmtg-resolution.htm

    Steve
     
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    Thanks Steve,

    The DVD forum mention DD++ and DTS++ as well, although I coudn't find any mention of them on Dolby or DTS websites.

    I can't imagine them launching the 'DVD replacement' without putting something new in to encourage us all to upgrade our AV processor / surround amps (maybe I'm being too cynical) My amps due an upgrade anyway, but I'd like to think about future proofing.
     

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