Whats your favorite DTS/DD EX/ THX

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hrtbeat2

Audioholic
I was a big fan of DTS before I bought my ONKYO 702 with THX cerification. But I like better than DTS is DD EX or the THX cin/surround. I feal DTS is clear sounding but DD EX seems to bring I think more life along with the THX.
 
nick_danger

nick_danger

Audioholic
DTS ES is where it's at. As far as I'm concerned, nothing beats DTS. Isn't that why it was chosen as the de facto standard for the next generation of DVD?
 
Rob Babcock

Rob Babcock

Moderator
Yeah, chosen as one of a half dozen standards. But DTS could get flattened by lossless codecs in the next generation. The new formats will have enough space for a true HD picture coupled with a full-quality DVD-A/SACD-level soundtrack.

DTS okay, but not compared to Redbook or DVD-A. It will be technically possible soon to dispense of lossy codecs like that, if the studios want to go that route...
 
L

Leprkon

Audioholic General
DTS is clearly the best for movies. It doesn't seem to work quite as well as Dolby Digital for concert videos. I only have 5 or 6, so my sample size is small, but DD works better for those.
 
shokhead

shokhead

Audioholic General
Wow,i think all my DTS cd's are way better then any of my DVD-A and SACD's.
 
rgriffin25

rgriffin25

Moderator
If I had to pick it would be DVD-A and SACD over DTS. Don't get me wrong I own a few DTS discs, they just lack the depth and dynamic range you get from the others. Also most DTS discs I have seen are in the $24 price range. A bit steep if you ask me.

For movies I really like DTS-ES, it is just a shame there are not more available.
 
Malakei

Malakei

Junior Audioholic
rgriffin25 said:
If I had to pick it would be DVD-A and SACD over DTS. Don't get me wrong I own a few DTS discs, they just lack the depth and dynamic range you get from the others. Also most DTS discs I have seen are in the $24 price range. A bit steep if you ask me.

For movies I really like DTS-ES, it is just a shame there are not more available.
Ew, SACD and DVD-A are definately not up to par with the 6.1 MTX AND DSC that DTS Offers, even 5.1 dts blows pretty much everything out of the water. I haven't realy fiddled much with my receiver because dts just sounded great but I think I might try the DD-EX seeing as how my reciever plays that format and I would think it would be supported by all dvds that use DD 5.1? Am I correct? Or are only certain movies using DD-Ex
 
tbewick

tbewick

Senior Audioholic
My favourite DVD for sound quality is Star Trek Nemesis (Dolby Digital).

I think DTS is a bit of a bloater. Its large bit-rate prevents DVD's including extras such as isolated music scores and additional commentaries. I quote from this document "Dolby Digital, DTS and DVD: A History", by Adam Barratt (http://www.spannerworks.net/reference/10_1a.asp).

"Up to this point DTS has relied on its reputation as the best sounding 5.1-channel system available in the home for its survival, while Dolby Laboratories, secure in their format's future have felt little need to dispute DTS's claims. However, following the DVD Forum's adoption of the Meridian Lossless Packing (MLP) system as the future DVD-Audio standard, DTS's claim to be the best sounding 5.1 system may be short-lived. The MLP system, as the name suggests, uses 'lossless compression' to allow, among other variations, true 24-bit PCM audio to be stored in the same space currently needed for conventional uncompressed 16-bit linear PCM: no perceptual coding of any kind is needed. The next-generation blue-laser (or higher wavelength) DVD system could well use the six-channel 24-bit 96kHz MLP configuration to provide ultra-high-fidelity uncompressed home theatre audio on blue-laser DVD-Video discs."
 
D

DNelms

Enthusiast
nick_danger said:
DTS ES is where it's at. As far as I'm concerned, nothing beats DTS. Isn't that why it was chosen as the de facto standard for the next generation of DVD?
Ditto! :D Nuff said.
 
Buckeyefan 1

Buckeyefan 1

Audioholic Ninja
As posted in an earlier thread... "It's a heck of a list!" How can you argue with DTS with so many multi-million dollar films using it?

List updated March 17, 2005.



Dolby Digital Surround EX

102 Dalmatians
Alamo
Art Of War, The
Artificial Intelligence: A.I.
Astronaut's Wife, The
Atlantis: Lost Empire, The
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Avenging Fist, The
Bad Taste
Bats
Beastmaster
Blade II
Blade Trinity
Bone Collector, The
Bones
Butterfly Effect, The
Can't Stop The Music
Cast Away
Caveman's Valentine, The
Chicken Run
Church, The
Claim, The
Contamination
Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, The
Day of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead (1979)
Dead & Buried
Die Another Day
Dirty Dancing: Ultimate Edition
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
Dumb and Dumberer
E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial
Evil Dead, The
Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen
Fast Company
Fight Club
Final Countdown, The
Final Destination 2
Finding Nemo
Footloose
Freddy vs. Jason
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
God Told Me To
Gladiator
Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban
Haunting, The
Highlander: CE
Highlander 2: The Quickening
Hills Have Eyes, The
Hollow Man
House of the Dead
Hulk
Incredibles, The
Jurassic Park III
Knockaround Guys
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
Legend Of Bagger Vance, The
Long Past Dead
Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, The (Extended and CE)
Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King, The (Extended and CE)
Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers, The (Extended and CE)
Man Who Fell to Earth, The
Maniac
Mask: SE, The
Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World
Messenger: The Story Of Joan Of Arc
Mexican, The
Minority Report
Mission To Mars
Monster's Inc.
Monsieur Ibrahim
Neon Genesis Evangelion: End of Evangelion
Ninja Scroll: 10th Anniversary Special Edition
On Golden Pond
Open Water
Opera
Osterman Weekend, The
Perfect Storm, The
Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
Peter Pan
Pitch Black
Punch Drunk Love: Superbit Deluxe
Punisher, The
Q: The Winged Serpent
'R Xmas
Ring, The
Running Man, The
Rush Hour 2
Saw
Say It Isn't So
Secondhand Lions: Platinum Series
See Spot Run
Seven: Platinum Series
Shaun of the Dead
Signs
S1mone
Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow
Someone Like You
Spy Kids
Spooky House
Stage Fright
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Stargate: Ultimate Edition
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Star Trek: Generations
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Star Wars: A New Hope
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones
Star War Trilogy
Stir of Echoes: SE
Stunt Man, The
Suspiria
Terminator
Terminator 2: Judgment Day: Extreme Edition
Terminator 2: Judgment Day: Ultimate Edition
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Time Bandits
Titanic Special Edition
Top Gun: Special Collectors Edition
Treasure Planet
Transporter, The
Toy Story 2
Two Evil Eyes
Unbreakable
Untouchables, The
Venom
Vigilante
Village, The
Watcher in the Woods, The
We Were Soldiers
Willard
Winged Migration
World Is Not Enough, The

DTS-ES Matrix 6.1


102 Dalmations
Artificial Intelligence: A.I.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire CE
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Avenging Fist, The
Bad Taste
Beastmaster
Blade 2
Blade Trinity
Bone Collector, The
Bones
Butterfly Effect, The
Can't Stop The Music
Cast Away
Chicken Run
Contamination
Dawn of the Dead (1979)
Day of the Dead
Dead & Buried
Die Another Day
Dirty Dancing: Ultimate Edition
E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (2-disc only)
Evil Dead, The
Fast Company
Final Countdown, The
Final Destination 2
God Told Me To
Gladiator (2-disc only)
Haunting, The
Highlander
Highlander 2: The Quickening
Hills Have Eyes, The
Jurassic Park III
Knockaround Guys, The
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
Legend Of Bagger Vance, The
Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, The: Director's Cut
Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King, The: Extended Edition
Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers, The: Special Extended Edition
Man Who Fell to Earth, The
Maniac
Mask: SE, The
Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World
Mexican, The
Minority Report
Neon Genesis Evangelion: End of Evangelion
Open Water
Opera
Osterman Weekend, The
Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
Pitch Black
Punch Drunk Love: Superbit Deluxe
Q: The Winged Serpent
Running Man, The
Rush Hour 2
Saw
Seven: Platinum Series
S1mone
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Stargate: Ultimate Edition
Stir of Echoes: SE
Stunt Man, The
Suspiria
Terminator 2: Judgment Day: Ultimate Edition
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The
Top Gun: Special Collector's Edition
Two Evil Eyes
Unbreakable
Venom
Vigilante
Watcher in the Woods, The
Wimbledon

And the absolute best...

DTS-ES Discrete 6.1

Austin Powers in Goldmember
Bad Taste
Beastmaster
Blade 2
Blade Trinity
Bones
Butterfly Effect, The
Can't Stop The Music
Chicken Run
Contamination
Day of the Dead
Dead & Buried
Dirty Dancing: Ultimate Edition
Evil Dead, The
Fast Company
Final Countdown, The
Final Destination 2
God Told Me To
Gladiator (2-disc only)
Haunting, The
Highlander
Highlander 2: The Quickening
Hills Have Eyes, The
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Rings, The: Extended Edition
Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King, The: Extended Edition
Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers, The: Extended Edition
Man Who Fell to Earth, The
Maniac
Mask: SE, The
Neon Genesis Evangelion: End of Evangelion
Open Water
Opera
Q: The Winged Serpent
Running Man, The
Rush Hour 2
Saw
Seven: Platinum Series
S1mone
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Stargate: Ultimate Edition
Stir of Echoes: SE
Stunt Man, The
Suspiria
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The
Top Gun: Special Collector's Edition
Venom
Vigilante
Watcher in the Woods, The
 
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