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Dare you by the Indiana Jones box-set?

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  1. DanishDrummer

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    I have a suspicion that the Spielberg/Lucas team will re-release the box set in DTS ½-1 year after the upcoming DD 5.1 set, just to make the money roll in big time...

    Is it just me, or are there other ones out there who daren't buy this long awaited box???
     
  2. puddleduck

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    Could'nt give a toss about DTS on titles that were released way before the DTS format was invented.

    Just turn up the rears a couple of db on your amp and re-arrange wooly phrases such as "better seperation" to describe the sound into sentences and voila - instant DTS ;)
     
  3. Family Guy

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    Hey that's my saying...:D :rotfl: :D

    Films originaly released before dts came out remixed in dts for a DVD release...Jaws...Back To The Future 1,2 & 3...Predator...see where we are going here...:thumbsdow
     
  4. Daneel

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    Not really. If the quality is there in the original recording the DTS format should bring it out better than DD. Perhaps I missed your point.

    Having said that I just bought the DD version of Saving Private Ryan as I didn't think it was worth paying the premium for the DTS version.

    Back on topic: I won't be buying the trilogy until I've read reviews of both regions. The lack of DTS doesn't bother me but I would like to see if there are any significant differences in the transfers or sound quality.
     
  5. Family Guy

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    My point was that on the films I mentioned above, the dts remaster was pants...
     
  6. Racquel Darrian

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    The DTS remix on Predator is very poor!
    But not as poor as Rambo 2 SE remix!
     
  7. Daneel

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    I wasn't aware of that. I just googled for "Jaws dvd review dts". I found this.

    Review 2

    You could well be right about the other films you mentioned; I haven't checked, but it seems that not everyone agrees with you, on Jaws at least.
     
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    If you`re talking about the region 2 Predator special edition, then I`d agree, but the region 1 DTS is many times better IMHO.

    OH!, and I thought the Jaws DTS track was good :p



    Spoony.
     
  9. Dave H

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    my Jaws dts sounds great massive bass in the title track .
     
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    I noticed more detail in the 'Big Trouble in Little China' DTS track vice DD too.
     
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    I also have the Jaws DTS version and think its a very very good remix, i believe Raiders is gettin the Dolby EX treatment and the first 2 Star Wars films sound superb so i imagine no DTS will be fine this time around.

    I also have Predator region 1 DTS, i thought it ok but nothing special and in a few places i thought the bass was boomy rather than clear and deep.

    I have the region 1 special editions of the Rambo films mixed in DTS and think they lack any real dynamics or deep bass, the Dolby tracks arent any better though and for an action film pack theres not much great surround activity it would have been nice if Anchor Bay had these films cos they know how to do a great remix job on older titles.

    Worst remix i ever heard so far is RoboCop the unrated region 2 Dolby 5.1 remix, it suffers from boomy bass and very poor dynamics with little real use of surround speakers.
     
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    Saving Private Ryan DTS is the best sounding DVD on the market today. This is just my opinion of course, but I know there are many others out there who agree. By the way, I don't know which shop you were looking in that charges a premium for the DTS track, but playusa.com charge the same amount for either. My advice is order yourself the DTS version, demo it alongside the DD version you just bought and hear the difference. I know which one you'll be returning........
     
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    I have to agree with Tom on this one, as well as the extended version of FOTR in dts just sounds unbelievably good, and adds so much more clarity and detail over the dolby equivelent.
     
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    But - SPR and FOTR have not been remixed into dts for DVD releases - which is probably why they sound so good. The point was to find films that had been remixed from an original theatrical mono or DS mix...I personally think Jaws sounds terrible in DD and dts...original theatrical mix was Dolby Stereo I believe...
     
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    Jaws was originally westrex recording system and Mono.

    Try the Anchor Bay DTS remix of Argentos Opera, they remixed it in DTS Discrete 6.1 and it sounds superb, take a listen to the crows at the beginning of the film.
     
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    Bear in mind that these titles were released before Dolby Digital also.
     
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    Just about any older film remixed from say mono to DD/DTS is awful imho.

    The wife loves DTS over DD. I'm not too bothered.

    As to how Indy will sound no idea, but I won't hold my breath.
     
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    I will buy this box set cause i have looked forward to it being released since DVD came out, but I will get the region 1, as the 4% PAL speed up will annoy me.

    I am thankful more than anyone that LUCAS didnt arse round with the Indy trilogy the way he did with the star wars trilogy, moving and replacing things, for star wars it was OK i suppose but indy, leave alone.

    As for the sound, well THX has enhanced both picture and sound so hopefully they should be good. Be nice to have DTS as an option though.
    :hiya:
     
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    and if anyones looking for saving private ryan dts its available from dvd soon for about £8.50 delivered which is a bargain
     
  20. Daneel

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    The premium I was refering to applies to the R2 version where the DTS version is a 2 disc (although the CD-WOW website disagrees) version with an additional documentary. I'm aware that the R1 has both versions at a similar price.

    Unfortunately by the time I was told the new version was 2 disc the original version had shipped. I may not get DTS but I saved £5 :).
     
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    You saved £5 ?

    You missed out on the third best soundtrack ever
    Best= The Haunting Region 1 DTS
    2nd= Brotherhood of the Wolf Region 1 French DTS track
    3rd= Saving Private Ryan DTS
     
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    In your opinion...
     
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    Just out of interest Bri, what is your best sounding DVD?
     
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    In order - top three...
    1. Minority Report DD
    2. Blade II DD
    3. Toy Story 2

    However, as I said, don't try it til you knock it. I've got a few dts DVD's in my collection (2 orderded by mistake..:blush: ).
    This week I shall be mainly listening to dts...:D
     
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    Foxy, I did try to change the order but as I said, it had already shipped. I was too late. I think it is important to remember that however impressive the soundtrack at the end of the day it is all about the film. IMO a great transfer and amazing sound make little difference to an otherwise poor film.

    In the case of SPR I know many people love it but I was not overly impressed so I'm not too bothered if I don't have the best version available. Leon on the other hand is probably my favourite film of all time and so I've ordered the superbit despite its possible audio problems and already owning the region 2 original. This is the first time I've ever upgraded and I don't intend to make a habit of it.
     
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    There not pants Jaws sounds great in DTS for a film that was originally done in mono as does Predator and T2.
     
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    :eek: Blade 2 DD? I'm not a giant DTS fanboy, but this is one soundtrack that to my ears sounds way better in DTS than DD. Same goes for Fast and Furious. (Both region 2)
     
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    The DTS soundtrack of The Fast and the Furious is slightly out of sync with the video, it's horrible. Has no one else noticed this? All my other DTS sound tracks are fine so I assumed it was the DVD.
     
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    Can't say i noticed this.

    Back on topic, i will be buying the Indy Boxset on R2 for sure once i get some spare cash.
     
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    I won't be buying the Indy Jones box as I only want Raiders. I've no time or money to waste on lacklustre cash-ins packed with poor attempts at comedy as found in both the sequels.
    I never bought the BTTF box either as I only really liked the 2nd one.
    And I never bought the r1 Die Hard trilogy box as I only wanted DH2... but Confucious helped me out on that score :smashin:
     

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