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Old 12-10-01, 06:39 PM
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Stupidly dumb question by a moron who bought his first HT set yesterday - literally.

Said moron is me. Said question is: just bought the OZZY OSBOURNE LIVE & LOUD DVD. It has two options: PCM Stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1. Technically speaking, which one is the best format?
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Dolby Digital 5.1!
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Originally posted by Nosebleed
Dolby Digital 5.1!
Thanks, but is that TECHNICALLY? You see: in some cases, the surround effect doesnīt matter; what REALLY matters is the high fidelity of the sound. And music videos arenīt exactly "spatial" like, say, a sci-fi/adventure movie.

In smaller words: when it comes to music, I donīt care if the sound comes from all speakers; what I want is the maximum fidelity.

(BTW, a friend of mine doesnīt understand why a HT has five channels. "We have only two ears", he says. Heh.)
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If I'm not mistaken, PCM is at a about 1400 kbps, and DD 5.1 is 448k. So PCM should have less compression, just give it a listen yourself, use a track that's all over the place musically speaking to get a feel for it.


I don't touch Ozzy Ozbourne with a 40 ft pole or I'd suggest a song
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Originally posted by milo bloom
I don't touch Ozzy Ozbourne with a 40 ft pole or I'd suggest a song
You donīt need to suggest any Ozzy song, buddy. My musical taste is pretty broad, suggest me any DVD and Iīll check it out.

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