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dts or dolby digital?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by go5, Apr 4, 2002.

  1. go5

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    which one is better?
     
  2. Rad

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    DTS always,

    It makes better use of all of the speakers.
     
  3. orange

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    Plus is also uses less compression than Dolby thus sounds better.

    If you can watch everything from DTS soundtrack and you will defiantly want to make sure your DVD or amp supports it.
     
  4. Nic Rhodes

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    You don't want to go here. Use the search engine and it has been done to death. No agreement.
     
  5. damtom1

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    dts always!!!There may be technical arguments for either....But my ears say dts every time!
     
  6. Phil Hinton

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    For the quick and easy answer to this question go to General chat and look at the official sound format results voted for by members of this forum last year.

    And also do a search on the subject, it is rather emotive.
     
  7. sofaboy

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    100% DTS

    Even the start sound trailer is better than the Dolby Digital tariler

    I have a Yamaha 620 and in the display it says NORMAL but the sound is anything but !!!!
    Gaz
     
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    only got one dts disc I didnt rate the sound on.............got loads of dolby digital ones though (and ive got lots of dts discs)
    ------------------DTS wins hands down--------------------------
     
  9. jspone

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    I think that given a "blind tasting", most people couldn't tell the difference. But I don't expect anyone to agree with me.

    John
     
  10. spikeyboyo

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    DTS wins by miles - first time i heard the difference was with R1 Bone Collector - watched it on DD then realised it had DTS track which you could switch on the fly - the DTS was so much crisper, cleaner it made DD sound like an old magnetic tape compared to a CD. Had to watch the film again all in DTS :)


    Spike
     
  11. laurel

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    Almost all amps have both now.

    So try it and let us know what you think.

    Cheers

    Laurel
     
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    The dts is better espacially when it's full dts(1.5Mb/sec),unfortunately most of the films are now incoded with half dts(754Kb/sec)witch reduce the difference of compression ratio with the dd(448Kb max).
    When there's a dts soundtrack on a film,i always compare before watching the entire movie,but untill now,the dts has always wins.

    For jspone:most of the time,the dts soundtrack has a higher sound level,and it's easy to say witch is dd and witch is dts,but
    there's exeptions of course.
    I have made friends(who are not into ht) searching for the difference between the two formats and dts won by 3-0.

    By the way,if you want to ear the full potential of dts in music,get
    a cd dts like sting brand new day,you'll see,it's amazing.

    Bye
     
  13. RUWANDIGITAL

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    99,89% DTS.
    DTS sounds more fuller.
    Make more use of its surround channels.

    While DD is good, DTS just give the edge.
    It's not a big diffrence but it's still there.

    While since DTS has become more Populair,this whole DTS thing has also a marketing purpose.Like music dvd's.For exmple Santana:Super Natuaral Live.I've heard that the DTS isn't that good as the DD counterpart.Well people preffer DD rather than DTS.
    See, DTS doesn't mean always better sound.Is has commercial purpose too.

    Gr.Ruwan
     
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    I have santana supernatural,and it's right that the dd is better than the dts,but it's the only exemple of this case i have ever seen.
    As i said in my post,try the two before watching.
     
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    i defantly think dts sounds the best out of the 2,
    i have a few dvds with dts audio tracks, and i read and go to a few magazines and websites like what hi-fi, total dvd, home entertainment and home cinema choice etc and when any of them review a disk they usually say there is a imrovement usally small like better clarit, low end, wider sound field, cut is a improvment.
    a small imprvment is better than none.
    dts's tecnical thelsophy is what makes all dts tracks sound better, dts has a bigger audio bitrate whitch logicly speaking means u get better sound and dts also uses lesses compression meaning u hear more.
    this why i think dts is better and if i ever have the choice i will always choose dts, even when i have the choice choice betwween dts or more extras, i will always choose dts
     
  16. RUWANDIGITAL

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    Agree.
    But you must see it from 2 diffrent way.
    Okay DTS sounds better and i can hear it too.
    Example: Gladiator is more pronounced than the DD one.
    Okay DTS is an improvement.No matter it's a big or a small one.

    The other side of the medal is the DTS is an commercial thing.
    Means every distruber can put DTS tracks on his dvd's while it doesn't mean that it also does better sound.
    Technicaly DTS is superior to DD.But in fact there are little diffrence.For the one HUGE and for the other SMALL difference.
    It also is "Setup Dependent".Not every set is cappable to show the difference or the person itself isn't able to hear it.

    But the fact is:
    When DD and DTS are recorded in the same studio and evry sound format is recorderd from the original master tape, DTS puts out the edge.Only when people make good sound mixes.

    Gr.Ruwan
     
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    I'm not saying I necessarily agree, but there is a large shcool of thought that suggests the reason DTS *appears* to sound fuller and make more use of the speakers is that the process simply makes the rear surround and LFE channels louder than DD.

    This would then give the impression of more bass and greater surround detail.

    That said... does it really matter about the whys and wherefores?
    Whatever sounds best to you IS best.
     
  18. RUWANDIGITAL

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    You're right.
    This is also an important factor of the battle of DTS vs DD.

    Gr.Ruwan
     
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    Will my Sony AV Amp automatically switch to DTS when it's incoming - the big blue light glows on 5.1, will it on DTS? (this is of course provide it come out of the PS2's optical output)

    PS (is the PS2 a REALLY bad source for my big old TV & Amp?)

    Thanks for any advice
     
  20. Steve.EX

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    Sorry but on my Tag av32r ex 192bp i believe that THX EX takes some beating.

    SteveEX
     
  21. juboy

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    Steve: Man, all that quality kit and you're using a 40" RPTV?!?

    Mr Diesel: "PS (is the PS2 a REALLY bad source for my big old TV & Amp?)"

    Er, yes.
     

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