Dolby Digital or DTS

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  1. nimni

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    I am new to Dolby Digital and wander is there any deferens between Dolby Digital and DTS sound formats
     
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    DTS uses less data compression that Dolby Digital, and should in theory sound better - in most cases it does!
    More DVDs are starting to carry both DD and DTS soundtracks, so its well worth having.
     
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    I tend to use DTS when I have the choice of both, but in reality I think you have to have a very HOT system and accurate hearing to tell the difference!
     
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    there are (as mentioned) technical differences. The one which I find most important is that dts is actually a tad louder for a given volume setting, all my friends prefer this. My own preference depends on the disc and I dont think that either really provides a noticeably superior sound to the other. For a novice I dont think they would notice if the amp never went to dts. Even being a bit mad on this hobby, a DD5.1 track is all i need to keep me happy.

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    If given the option I always listen in DTS, it seems to have a more dynamic sound. But I've also listened to a friends system and couldn't tell the difference between the two. Maybe it comes down to interaction of all the components.
     
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    the dynamic sound is often attributed to the raised levels.... I strongly suspect that people would have far less dts perference if the levels were matched to those of DD

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    I dont know about raised levels, but i'm only comparing with the volume level that I listen to. Always at -35db be it DD or DTS.
     
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    what i mean is for a given amplifier setting, dts will be louder. So unless you actually increase the volue when listening to DD, you wont be listening at the same spl

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