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What is DTS 5.1-CH English

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by Analyzer5, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. Analyzer5

    Analyzer5 Member

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    I know when using dvd shrink to select the audio that reads "AC3 5.1ch English" for the main movie and "AC32-ch English" if you also want the directories cuts and some sound things for certain extras. But I was wondering what does it mean when there is an option for "DTS 5.1ch English"?
     
  2. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    ac3 is dolby digital, dts is another audio format. this results in larger audio files than ac3, so if you're happy with ac3 just don't select the dts files.. it's all down to personal preference.
     
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    Not a dts guy, creaky?
     
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    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    nah, haven't got room for loads of surround sound fandangle stuff, my boat is only 6ft wide. :)

    plus my 20yr old main tv (14" bless it) hasn't even got stereo or teletext). Sometimes watch my films on my dad's posh tv tho, my god the surround sound is incredible.

    Must admit i've never heard how DTS sounds, but more than impressed by dolby so never found the need.

    :)
     
  5. GatlinGun

    GatlinGun Regular member

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    With a "properly" set up Home Theater system (DTS decoder) Digital Theater Sound can sound much better than the same soundtrack in Dolby Digital. I always select DTS.
     
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    Even though I prefer to listen to the dts soundtrack of a movie, I rarely back a movie up with dts if it means too much compression. If your receiver can decode it, dts is the way to go. Blows away dolby. I have convinced plenty of people dts is better by just letting them hear the difference for themselves on my home theatre.
     
  7. Analyzer5

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    Don't have surround right now so guess it does not matter!!! :(
     

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