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Old 12-02-2012, 06:57 PM
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Default Why is Disney using Dobly TrueHD instead of DTS HD MA?

Why the switch in audio format? They are both lossless and it wouldn't matter at all if you have the right equipment. However, there are some that still don't and older receivers benefit more from DTS HD MA because of the core track.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:17 PM
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I would make an educated guess - licensing fees or the software they use.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:14 PM
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I would make an educated guess - licensing fees or the software they use.
Neither Dolby nor DTS charges licensing fees for their encoders, and their software is only a minimal expense.

Dolby has recently upgraded its authoring software with new features (such as 96k upsampling) that studios may be testing out.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:45 PM
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I just finished reading this:
http://www.highdefdigest.com/blog/dolby-96k-upsampling/

Interesting, but very flawed indeed. Why upsample it when you can record at a higher sample rate? Do most movie studios only record their audio for movies at 48k? I thought most movies were recorded at a least 192k.
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As if anyone can actually hear the difference
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Interesting, but very flawed indeed. Why upsample it when you can record at a higher sample rate? Do most movie studios only record their audio for movies at 48k? I thought most movies were recorded at a least 192k.
Almost all movies are sampled at 48k. Higher sampling rates require exponentially more bandwidth, which puts limitations on the mixing resources (for example, fewer channels).
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Not sure, but DTS MA seems to be far superior to TrueHD.
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Not sure, but DTS MA seems to be far superior to TrueHD.
Did you really just say that?
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:35 PM
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Not sure, but DTS MA seems to be far superior to TrueHD.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:13 PM
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^ Yeah, exactly what Josh says. Pretty much the same exact audio, just a different 'container' per se.
It took me forever to convince a brother in law that MKVs do not "suck," MKV is a container format, not a compression or video codec.
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