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What soundtrack do you select?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Grimley, Mar 19, 2002.

  1. Grimley

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    I dont' want to upset the great DD vs DTS debate,
    but when you watch a DVD with a twin DD/DTS soundtrack,
    what soundtrack do you select?
    Or do you watch the DVD on separate occasions, making comparisons of both soundtracks before deciding which is best?
    I was just curious to find out what other forum members choose regarding DVD soundtracks.

    Cheers

    Grimley
     
  2. alanrob

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    I'm a DTS lover so I always listen to that track if it's available.
    Can't say that I've listened to any DD track on a disk that has DTS.
     
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    For me it's DD for the first viewing and DTS on the second viewing. The subtle (and not so subtle) differences in the audio mix are somthing to look forward to.
     
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    Usually end up watching with DD at least once, and then DTS everytime after that.
     
  5. Desticado

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    DTS for me every time.

    Unless of course i forget to change the language....

    Wish there was a way to set the dvd player to automatically select DTS if its available.
     
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    I'm with Alanrob, i cant ever recall having listened to a dd track on a disc with dts. I just dont think it matches up!

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  7. Taz

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    DTS.. and turn it up!!:D


    Taz.:cool:
     
  8. Zacabeb

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    I find the debate interesting because I feel like choosing DTS over DD, even though both get downmixed with my setup (to DTS-Stereo and Dolby Surround respectively) and peak limited. I don't expect to hear any difference on my system, but I still feel more inclined to select the DTS track.

    I have a 10 year old Yamaha DSP-A1000, which only has Dolby Pro Logic. My TV has Dolby Digital, but it sounds like rubbish because of rubbish speakers - the HiFi sounds better in spite of the matrixed sound and an ancient Pro Logic decoder. For DVD playback I use my PS2 ...please don't hit me :rolleyes:

    One of the things which are important for the debate is to know the DD soundtrack in home formats is modified to allow simple downconversion to matrix surround, 2-channel stereo, or mono. I don't know if DTS is, but I tend to assume it is not. The home version of DTS does however use a different audio codec than the theater version.
     
  9. lechacal

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    You're right. It's not.
    If there's a DTS track available, I'll always select it (never heard the T2 DD track for instance).
     
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    DTS all the way!!
     
  11. Jase

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    DTS! :D
     
  12. Kevo

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    DTS and always English language :)
     
  13. Desticado

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    actually I find it can add to the movie by watching it in a different language.

    For example try watching any Schwarzenegger movie in Bulgarian. By not understanding what they are saying you always have that mystery as to what will happen next. You never know if he is philosophising with them or making insults about their mother to provoke a fight....

    With the english version you always know it will end in a fight....


    ;)
     
  14. Kevo

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    For Stallone films I always select a foreign language.
    He's a lot easier to understand than he is in Engish :D
     
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    Original language, with subtitles if it's not English.

    On saying that, I think Das Boot, Nikita and Seven Samurai are the only non-English dialogue films I have. Would love a good version of Cyrano de Bergerac <sigh>.

    To answer the original question - I usually select DTS, although I have never done a back-to-back test between them.

    Cheers,
    Liam
     
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    Moving with the flock here. Got to be DTS every time. Will pay extra for a DVD special Ed if it has DTS.
    Rog
     

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