What is with Disney and DTS!!!!

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  1. IanW

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    As the subject says, what do they have against DTS?? I have the special edition of Atlantis and Monsters Inc. (Both R2), both have DTS, but neither is labeled accordingly.

    Also on Monsters Inc. is the DTS soundtrack THX, I ask this as when you select DTS as your sound format you do not get the THX introduction, as you do when you select DD. With this in mind, which would you listen to (yes I know, BOTH!). Also, what is with DD EX, why will this never light up my Surround Back light (Denon AVC-A1SR), when the DTS ES soundtrack does?

    Just a couple of ramblings, but all-in-all, two very good discs. Fair play to Disney.

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    It's not just Disney. I watched The Rock collectors edition last night and that has NO DTS symbol on it yet it does have a DTS soundtrack. You'd think they would put it on as a selling point.

    Rich
     
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    The Rock is a Buena Vista release, Buena Vista is owned by Disney so it is another classic example of bad advertising by them.

    I agree, if it has DTS then they should be trumpeting from the hilltops but for some reason this escapes them.

    It is probably the same reason that they relese a lot of stuff in 4:3 picture. Most people watching still only have 4:3 TV's with NICAM (at best) sound. They think if the put too many labels on them, it scares of the 'average' user who will see it as 'geeky'.
     
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    Either that or Disney have an arrangement with Dolby - perish the thought!
     
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    Reason is Simple Cost.

    Universal owns a substantial percentage of DTS. Why do think most Universal films have both soundtracks now. It’s so more people get into DTS and they make more money through licensing. Every time you see that little DTS logo on a product, someone had to pay for the privilege of using it. It's not a flat fee it's every time it appears on the product. On the case charged once on the disk charged twice. Not on anything but listed under soundtracks menu not charged at all.
     
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    But surely the extra sales to people like me that will buy a film because it is DTS over a film that isn't (and I know I'm not the only one) would justify paying to have the DTS logo on the packaging and then some!

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    But you and I and the rest of the HC enthusiasts are not the main market that disks are aimed at now. It's silly the things big companies will do to save a few quid. They are not in business for our pleasure but for profit. Word of mouth gets around the HC enthusiasts that it has DTS so why spend money.
     
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    Ok. I conceed. But it is very annoying when your impulse shopping on the high street for a good loud DTS action movie and it doesn't even tell you what your gonna get! Although it's also nice to get the film home and have a pleasant suprise!

    Rich
     
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    My Marantz SR5200 only shows the rear centre with DTS ES too.
    DD EX does not light up the symbol.
    I think our amps are unable to decode DD EX but can do DTS ES.

    Maybe? Possibly?

    Richard.
     
  10. IanW

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    Okay guys, but what about the THX DTS??????
     
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    I might be wrong, but I don't think DTS ever has THX certification. That's a DD thing. And why bother. The THX brand has been so watered down lately anyway.

    IMHO
     
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    The THX intro plays on my disc when i select DTS. It will only play once when the disc is spinning though. eg. if you start to watch the film in DD you will see the THX intro,but if you go back and select DTS and play from the beginning the THX intro will not play again.
     

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