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Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by coolhand101, Nov 23, 2003.

  1. coolhand101

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    just a quicky

    can anyone tell me the difference between dolby digital 2.0 mono and dolby digital 1.0 mono

    thanks
     
  2. Smurfin

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    dolby 2.0 isn't mono, 2.0 infers that it's at least a stereo mix, unless it's an upmix? (anyone?). Dolby 1.0 is a mono track, pure and simple.
     
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    I've never heared of 1.0 mono :confused:
     
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    i should had explain myself better

    yes i know dolby digital 1.0 is mono and dolby digital 2.0 is stereo

    but ive seen a few film cases with "dd 2.0 mono"which confused the hell out of me. surely cant be all mistakes??

    i cant check now but later i will put these films with this sound feature on here

    thanks
     
  5. bowenjones

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    Matt,
    You will usually find that some old films that were recorded
    in mono (an example being Citizen Kane), are now available
    on dvd in dolby digital 2.0 mono. What this means is that
    only the front left and right channels are used to reproduce
    the original mono soundtrack hence the 2.0.
    I have no idea what 1.0 is though, unless there are some dvd's
    out there that only utilise the centre channel.
    Perhaps coolhand101 will post an example of some films in both
    formats later.
     
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    Dolby Digital 2.0 is NOT always stereo. It can be either:

    2x Mono (L & R channel but same information)
    Stereo (L & right channel but different information)
    Stereo incl. DPL/DPLII/L7... (any matrix format)
     
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    Bowenjones is corect, Dolby Digital 1.0 is sound though just the centre speaker.
     
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    I got a few dvds that just use the centre speakers. Two that spring to mind are:

    The audio comentary on "The Thing"

    Hang em High
     

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