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View Full Version : Do you know that R1 Lion King is perhaps the only one without dts?


chucky7
09-13-03, 04:55 AM
Yup, first, I found out that R3 Taiwanese and HK editions will have it, then Koreans will have it, plus the Gift Set that rivals that of R1, then even R2 Uk will have a Lion King with DTS (DEHT mix)

What is wrong with the management at R1 Disney? Why do I have to order DVDs from other regions just to get the dts track?

Josh Z
09-13-03, 10:09 AM
Perhaps they are trying to maximize the video bit rate? This disc looks to be awfully packed, with multiple versions of the movie all crammed onto one platter. That strategy didn't work out so well for their Beauty & the Beast disc, which has significant compression artifacting. Throwing a DTS track on top of all that just eat up a lot of space and likely kill the picture quality.

DonnachaOne
09-13-03, 11:17 AM
The UK doesn't have dts after all.

Jay G.
09-13-03, 01:10 PM
If you look at the Korean R3 DVD details, you'll notice that it is missing the audio commentary, as well as the French DD5.1 track and second English DD5.1 track. That probably freed up enough space for the DTS track.

chucky7
09-13-03, 01:18 PM
Originally posted by DonnachaOne
The UK doesn't have dts after all.
Yes it does,
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=865

DonnachaOne
09-13-03, 02:46 PM
Castor Troy, a regular poster on DVDFile, has the r2 already and says it has no dts. Also, Amazon.co.uk lists only the dd 5.1 and commentary, Play.com list only the dd 5.1 and commentary, CDwow.com's r2 site lists only the dd 5.1 and the commentary... no dts mentioned anywhere. Looks like they dropped it.

Giorgio
09-13-03, 03:36 PM
it really does have dts, look here:

http://dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=5569


the 7th and 8th menushots clearly show that both the special edition and the theatrical version have dts...

cheers, george

DonnachaOne
09-13-03, 04:08 PM
Unusual. I wonder why most other sites don't report it.

Rypro 525
09-13-03, 09:12 PM
I wonder whats gonna be better sounding in the long run? the dts or the "enhanced home theater 5.1" sound found only on the region 1

motlking
09-13-03, 11:45 PM
Originally posted by Rypro 525
I wonder whats gonna be better sounding in the long run? the dts or the "enhanced home theater 5.1" sound found only on the region 1

That feature is also included on other regions, one being R2 in DTS (http://dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=5571) :p

R3 has this mix also but not sure if the DTS track is a DTS track of the mix...

chucky7
09-14-03, 02:53 AM
Originally posted by motlking
That feature is also included on other regions, one being R2 in DTS (http://dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=5571) :p

R3 has this mix also but not sure if the DTS track is a DTS track of the mix...
All of the known R3 versions will have the DEHT mix of DTS, and regular DD 5.1 (not DEHT mix). Taiwanese version will also have Chinese DD 5.1.

Quinty
09-14-03, 03:57 AM
The Dutch version will also feature dts sound.
I got the press-release a couple of weeks ago and it stated dts.
If everything goes well I will get the chance to see the dvd within a couple of weeks at a presentation.

Jay G.
09-14-03, 04:55 AM
Originally posted by Giorgio
[The R2]it really does have dts, look here:

http://dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=5569

the 7th and 8th menushots clearly show that both the special edition and the theatrical version have dts...

Yeah, but those screenshots are clearly from a foreign release. The 7th and 9th shots show a foreign language (possibly Thai?) as a audio and subtitle option, and the very first menu screen is a boot-up screen offering an option between an English or a foreign language menu.

Giorgio
09-14-03, 05:04 AM
these menushots are from the UK release. an editor from dvdtimes recently visited a presentation of the disc...

george

mrwilson
09-14-03, 08:05 PM
What does DEHT stand for?

I hope the Korean disc has English DTS. Monsters Inc. had a Korean DTS track.

DonnachaOne
09-14-03, 11:50 PM
Originally posted by mrwilson
What does DEHT stand for?

Disney Enhanced Home Theater. They remixed the original 5.1 track.

mrwilson
09-15-03, 08:18 AM
Is that a good thing?

Dan Average
09-15-03, 06:25 PM
The 7th and 9th shots show a foreign language (possibly Thai?)

It's Hebrew, thus opening up the question of why Disney would include Hebrew language options on a UK R2 release.