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Old 12-07-2007, 06:47 PM
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Default High-Def FAQ: Uncompressed vs. Lossless Audio

In his latest column, Josh Zyber addresses the age-old question: is
uncompressed audio better than lossless? Also: what Dialogue
Normalization really does to an audio signal.

http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/1233
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Thank you Josh for the time you put into comparisons and writing the article.
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I don't think I've seen anyone with any kind of intelligence in here really argue that PCM was superior to TrueHD or DTS-MA. Lossless compression is exactly that: lossless.
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Yet another excellent article that pointed out more points to consider then I would have ever dreamed of.. (The section on Dialnorm was really interesting). All good stuff though, and really goes to show that the similarities between the 2 formats are much more apparent then then the differences.
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What a great read, well done Josh.
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I agree, another great read. By the way, Josh, how is the BD30 panning out for you? Some were wondering if you had upgraded your reciever to take advantage of HBR. Still, though, you have a very nice system. I'm Jealous
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I got to hand it to Josh Zyber, in his numerous lengthy articles he certainly goes to extraordinary lengths to defend the shortcomings of hd dvd.
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I got to hand it to Josh Zyber, in his numerous lengthy articles he certainly goes to extraordinary lengths to defend the shortcomings of hd dvd.
This statement makes me wonder if you even read the article. Holy crap can you leave the FUD and crap out of one thread?

The article was very well written, just like his other articles. Thank you for writing this!
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I got to hand it to Josh Zyber, in his numerous lengthy articles he certainly goes to extraordinary lengths to defend the shortcomings of hd dvd.
What the hell is wrong with people? Jesus.
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I got to hand it to Josh Zyber, in his numerous lengthy articles he certainly goes to extraordinary lengths to defend the shortcomings of hd dvd.
I will only point out here that lossless compression is also used extensively on Blu-ray, and it seems that Sony is interested in phasing out the use of PCM due to it being such a space-waster. They've starting using TrueHD exclusively on some big titles, including Spider-Man.

This article had nothing to do with the "war". Lossless compression is the future of High-Def audio on both formats.
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