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Old 02-13-02, 01:30 AM
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DD or DTS...

Just wondering, is DTS considered better than Dolby Digital or are they both the same in terms of quality. I want to buy a few DVDs and iam wondering if it is worth shelling out the extra few bucks for dts versions.
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It really varies according to the DVD. In most cases, however, I've found the DTS to really outshine DD5.1 by a good margin.
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Originally posted by gotapex
It really varies according to the DVD. In most cases, however, I've found the DTS to really outshine DD5.1 by a good margin.
Same here. I splurged and re-bought the Saving Private Ryan DTS disc just to see if there was a difference. I couldn't believe that I actually liked it better...and the DD version was great to begin with!

If you've got a good system....go with a few DTS discs...you won't be disappointed.
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Originally posted by gotapex
It really varies according to the DVD. In most cases, however, I've found the DTS to really outshine DD5.1 by a good margin.
My feelings exactly, I have found that generally DTS sounds superior to DD 5.1. This varies not only by DVD but also by your home theatre system.
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Re: DD or DTS...

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Just wondering, is DTS considered better than Dolby Digital or are they both the same in terms of quality. I want to buy a few DVDs and iam wondering if it is worth shelling out the extra few bucks for dts versions.
Actually most newer DVDs come with both anyway, so there is no big "OR".

Whether DTS is better, and if yes, why, can still be argued.
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IMHO DTS is just louder than DD. I find myself turning the volume down when watching DTS movies. I don't really think DTS sounds better, if anything it's a little more harsh. If I have a choice, I listen to DD.
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Originally posted by gotapex
It really varies according to the DVD. In most cases, however, I've found the DTS to really outshine DD5.1 by a good margin.
And I would be the opposite case. With DVD's that have both tracks I find myself prefering the DD track.
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Given the choice I choose the DTS track!

It just seems to sound better on my particular system
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This varies not only by DVD but also by your home theatre system.

Exactly.

Nothing new to add here.

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I don't know. I can't really seem to tell the difference between the two, though the DTS tracks seem to have louder bass (something I'm always game for). But I love DD, it can sound great too, just check out Star Wars Ep. 1.
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Re: Re: DD or DTS...

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Actually most newer DVDs come with both anyway, so there is no big "OR".

Whether DTS is better, and if yes, why, can still be argued.
Most?

I would guess far less than 50% of new DVD's include a DTS track.
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I have to listen to both tracks on a new DVD because some of them sound better in DD than DTS. The movie "Pitch Black" sounds better in DD than DTS. The base is much richer.

My wife gets PO'd because I listen to the first 30 seconds of the movie and then cut it off and switch modes to listen to another 30 seconds to see which one sounds better.

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IMHO DTS is just louder than DD. I find myself turning the volume down when watching DTS movies. I don't really think DTS sounds better, if anything it's a little more harsh. If I have a choice, I listen to DD.
DD has dialog normalization, and thus is 3-4 (some argue 3-5)db quieter than DTS.
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Re: Re: Re: DD or DTS...

Originally posted by skar


Most?

I would guess far less than 50% of new DVD's include a DTS track.
Actually, Universal and Dreamworks DVDs have all recently come out with DD/DTS tracks. Columbia has held back except for their Superbit series and Men in Black. Warner also has limited support (Twister and Lethal Weapon has DTS). Fox and Disney have come out with DTS tracks on their DVDs but not always. Paramount and Buena Vista and MGM have no DTS titles as far as I know.
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Re: Re: Re: DD or DTS...

Originally posted by skar
I would guess far less than 50% of new DVD's include a DTS track.
Maybe my initial post was somewhat misleading.
However, there are very few discs, where you actually can choose between DTS and DD. It's either both on the same disc, or DD only.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: DD or DTS...

Originally posted by John Sy

Actually, Universal and Dreamworks DVDs have all recently come out with DD/DTS tracks.
Yes, and they are my favorite DVD distributor now, because of this.
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I tried both on the movie shrek and really didnt notyice much of a difference... i guess iut all depends on the person listeneing
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Originally posted by jumbojp
Given the choice I choose the DTS track!

It just seems to sound better on my particular system
Ditto for me. I always prefer DTS, and have even been known to sacrifice some extras if I am forced to choose between a DD version and a more scaled-down DTS version.
I know, I may have a problem and may be a bit of a DTSwhore, but I do love the sound...
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Originally posted by JSPEC
I tried both on the movie shrek and really didnt notyice much of a difference... i guess iut all depends on the person listeneing
I'm no expert, but on the Shrek DVD, I think the rear speakers are much more active in dts than DD. But I think the dialogue is better in DD.

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