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It's Sunday, and I've got that Dolby Digital versus dts feeling...

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Sigismund, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. Sigismund

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    Well now, I know this debate often creates some heightened emotion, but I've had an epiphone (I think I've been watching too many of my daughter's dvds!)

    Anyway, I've got a Yamaha RXV2400RDS receiver. There's a compression setting in the menus, as with most a/v amps, where you can change the Dolby Digital and dts output from Standard to either Minimal or Maximum. This has quite a profound effect on overall sound output... setting it to Minimum reduces output from the subwoofer, especially, so that explosions are more "held back" - Standard is the default setting, but choosing Maximum has an interesting effect... Dolby Digital sounds much more dts-like, while I doon't really notice much difference with dts tracks! There is still a difference between the two formats, but it's even less than usual...

    So, if I've just expressed my ignorance and you guys and gals always set your amps up this way... please excuse my silliness ;)

    However, I would be interested to know what people think if they haven't got their amps set to the least compressed setting... especially those that have a preference for dts - perhaps you could change your settings and let us know if Dolby Digital sounds "better"? :smashin:
     
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    There you go...always have my amp set to max...however, IIRC, the compression shouldn't affect dts because it's not part of the format...I may be wrong.

    I've given up on this DD v DTS lark now...as you've recently discovered, there really isn't that much difference - a point that I have, in the past, gone to great pains to point out!!!

    You do realise that you'll now have to go back and rewrite all your reviews don't you... ;)
     
  4. Sigismund

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    Hey Brian - Re: the reviews bit - I'm playing a bit of Devil's Advocate here ;)

    Re: compression not affecting dts - that's what I thought, but I decided to check my manual before posting and it says,

    "Dynamic Range - This setting is effective onlywhen the unit is decoding Dolby Digital and DTS signals."

    I guess it's the "Midnight Mode" that only affects the Dolby Digital decoding...
     
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    You're right on the midnight mode...my mistake. There ARE some films that do sound better in one format or the other...for eg, Day After Tomorrow sounds better in dts :eek: ...But Moulin Rouge and IMO, Jurassic Park sound better in DD - though I haven't heard the superbit JP...
     
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    dolby digital is maybe the better option today, dts is the future me thinks
     
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    I've never used "midnight mode" on my amp - not even after midnight. :devil:

    Am I a bad person?
     
  8. Sigismund

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    Anything but IMO ;)
     
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    I was calling myself a bit of a sad person :( :D but I did go on a bit, so post edited :)
     
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    i want to hear dd+ and dts++ 3mbs dolby and 5-7mbs dts yes please !!!!
     
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    If they include lossless DTS on all HD material when it becomes mainstream then I'd agree with you:) Other than that caveat, your post makes no sense:)
     
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    Gotta be DTS!! :thumbsup:
     
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    their all over my screen - i cant escape!! noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!





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    If I recall correctly you haven't heard the corrected version DTS of Jurassic Park?

    I'm not going to join this debate but I believe when it comes to action movies DTS narrowly edges Dolby Digital with that little extra finesse... Although if you ask me Dolby Digital is getting more and more like DTS, which only goes to prove that DTS was better in the first place because more Dolby Digital mixes sound closer to DTS now than ever before! :clap:
     
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  17. Sigismund

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    In that case I won't respond to you not joining this debate by not asking if anybody, other than Family Guy, has any input re compression settings on your amp :D
     
  18. Gary D

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    my Yamaha has a mode for compressing DD, cant remember what its called though as i've never used it. but it doesn't have the same setting for DTS, which makes sense - i think :rolleyes:



    gary
     
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    You've had a Korean copy of a Gibson guitar? i fail to see what this has to do with Dolby Digital and Dts... :zonked:

    Oh right! epiphany! ( pedantic mode off )
     

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