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What's Dolby Digital 1 & 2 ?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Nick_UK, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. Nick_UK

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    I'm being tempted to upgrade my Panasonic DMRE50 to a Multi-Region DMRE55, but now I've spotted the Toshiba DR3. The Tosh has Dolby Digital 1 & 2 recording.

    What exactly is Dolby Digital 1 & 2 ?
     
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    I would imagine this simply means DD 1 or 2 channel,to show that it does not offer full 5.1 recording.
     
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    Thanks. That's what I'd suspected. :)
     
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    The difference between D/M1 and D/M2 is the bit rate. Both are 2 channel; D/M1 is 192kbps, D/M2 is 384kbps. At least this is the case with the Toshiba XS32. Quoting from the manual:

    "The digital recording technology for consumer products of Dolby Laboratories is used for D/M1 and D/M2. Dolby Digital 192 kbps is set for D/M1 and Dolby Digital 384 kbps for D/M2."

    It goes on to recomend using D/M2 for music recordings. Higher bit rate, better audio quality.

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