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is dts dead?

Postby NewDeep » 10 Jul 2014 16:44

is it?
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Re: is dts dead?

Postby Samuel_Scott » 10 Jul 2014 17:07

No. With the advent of the HD formats, it is more prevalent than ever.

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Re: is dts dead?

Postby Nigel_Badnell » 10 Jul 2014 22:05

I'd have reversed the question — is DD dead?
I'd guess that 90% of Blu-ray is DTS only...
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Re: is dts dead?

Postby NewDeep » 13 Jul 2014 16:35

But what about new films hitting the screen?
I hardly see dts in the end credits -- it's more and more of dolby atmos now -- or did I miss something.

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Looks like I did -- perhaps Datasat is the new name for dts -- so in a way dts did die ;-)
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Re: is dts dead?

Postby Ain_Uussaar » 13 Jul 2014 17:57

NewDeep wrote:But what about new films hitting the screen?

DTS
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Brick Mansions
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Re: is dts dead?

Postby Eric_Cotenas » 21 Jul 2014 13:46

Nigel_Badnell wrote:I'd have reversed the question — is DD dead?
I'd guess that 90% of Blu-ray is DTS only...


We usually still find DD tracks as alternate languages or commentary tracks on DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD discs.
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Re: is dts dead?

Postby Alister_Manson » 23 Jul 2014 03:11

I doubt either Dolby or DTS are going away any time soon. That said I do prefer when extras or commentaries are encoded in DTS-HD or LPCM stereo, since compression sometimes can lead to muddy sound which is difficult to understand.
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Re: is dts dead?

Postby Jari_Kovalainen » 13 Aug 2014 08:07

It seems that DTS-HD Master track (along with AVC codec) is included in (roughly) 80% of the BD releases now. Often DD is also included, but PCM and Dolby TrueHD are getting more rare. So "DTS" is actually more alive than ever.
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Re: is dts dead?

Postby Eric_Cotenas » 13 Aug 2014 18:25

Jari_Kovalainen wrote:It seems that DTS-HD Master track (along with AVC codec) is included in (roughly) 80% of the BD releases now. Often DD is also included, but PCM and Dolby TrueHD are getting more rare. So "DTS" is actually more alive than ever.


You still find LPCM on Criterion mono films (Dolby Stereo films now get a DTS-HD 2.0 or even a 5.1 if the studio has done their own remix it seems), as does BFI. Arrow does LPCM on mono and stereo releases. Smaller companies like Cult Epics and Severin should definitely use LPCM on mono films rather than Dolby Digital for their Blus.
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Re: is dts dead?

Postby Samuel_Scott » 13 Aug 2014 22:06

Dolby Atmos is coming to Blu-ray:
http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=14722
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Re: is dts dead?

Postby Jari_Kovalainen » 28 Aug 2014 12:41

Samuel_Scott wrote:Dolby Atmos is coming to Blu-ray:
http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=14722


I believe it requires some speakers to the ceiling (or something like that). Atmos track will be probably added to some "bigger" movies here and there, but it's not going to "replace" TrueHD or DD. Who knows in the future, though.
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Re: is dts dead?

Postby Samuel_Scott » 10 Sep 2014 13:59

First release will be the latest Transformers movie. I guess a Bay movie is the perfect release to kick off a sound upgrade!
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Re: is dts dead?

Postby Alister_Manson » 11 Nov 2014 08:10

Next batch of Atmos-enabled titles:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Expendables 3 - Unrated Cut
...and I don't even want to type the title of the other one...
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Re: is dts dead?

Postby James-Masaki_Ryan » 11 Nov 2014 14:05

You don't want to type "Step Up All In"?
Didn't think it was as good as the 4th movie?
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Re: is dts dead?

Postby Alister_Manson » 11 Nov 2014 19:05

The entire series makes me want to projectile-vomit :lol:
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Re: is dts dead?

Postby Samuel_Scott » 11 Nov 2014 19:06

Alister_Manson wrote:The entire series makes me want to projectile-vomit :lol:


Have you seen them? They are surprisingly watchable. The 3D on the third is very good, and the audio for all three are well above average. I have the 4th in 3D to watch. Maybe I'll give it a spin tomorrow.
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Re: is dts dead?

Postby Alister_Manson » 11 Nov 2014 19:14

I've seen the trailers, that was enough. That whole teenage street dance thing just fails to interest me on any level :P
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