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Old 11-27-2007, 11:39 PM
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Default Is there a huge difference between lossless and lossy audio tracks?

I can't believe I am asking this, but when I watched Casino Royale on BD, I wasn't as blown away with the PCM track as I thought I would be. I do notice good sound mixes like Black Hawk Down and the incredible difference in sound quality between a DD and a DTS mix, such as on the extended LOTR DVD's or Saving Private Ryan.

To me, the surrounds seemed a lot more active, and I didn't have to turn up my receiver as loud as I usually did, but it wasn't the "night and day" difference I was expecting. I guess it isn't fair to see the same upgrade in quality from the audio side as I got from the video when comparing the DVD to the BD.

Any comments on this? Does anyone agree/disagree with me? What is a realistic expectation of lossless sound vs. lossy?
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:37 AM
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What is a realistic expectation of lossless sound vs. lossy?
Bottom line...you're going to hear what you want to hear.
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:43 AM
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For the most part, lossless tracks don't add much when it comes to the main sound (i.e. dialogue, doors opening and closing, cars driving around, gun fights, etc...). They do add a lot definition in the smaller sounds, like dust being kicked up, music far away from the action, and things like that. Bass extension is also more prevelant, with explosions being deeper, and some gun shots having more oomph. Lossless tracks have extra bandwith now for small sounds that were cut off with loss tracks.

Like Mr. Big (kinda) said, though, if you don't think you'll hear a difference, you won't. It's mostly for people with very picky ears.
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Gotcha. I did hear a lot more activity in the surrounds with the PCM version of Casino Royale as compared to the standard DD. Thanks for explaining it to me.

In any event, I don't have anything to complain about. Time to enjoy some more BD movies
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