Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by Tony, Sep 18, 2002.
LPCM would be better for a stereo audio track , because its an uncompressed signal.
All this talk of surround formats and no-one mentions the mother of them all. SQ!!!! I hope someone will post to set my mind at ease.
Any format that is UNCOMPRESSED will be better. The dolby digital 5.1 and DTS tracks that we get on dvd's are COMPRESSED. Full bitrate Uncompressed DTS sounds reaaaaly good, but unfortunately the amount of space that takes up on a dual layer dvd would be substancial and therefore leave less space for the movie, which in turn will have to be compressed even further to make it fit within the dvd. This is the reason why most film companies prefer to have dolby digital as you still get reasonably good sound with higher compression. And all that will change once Blue Ray or HD DVD formats become mainstream and DTS lossless and Dolby HD become the choice of audio.
Wikified here: http://www.overclockers.com.au/wiki/Current_surround_formats
Needs a bit of cleaning though
what sound formats is BluRay going to support?
I heard soemthing about Dolby Pure? and DTS lossless or something?
will I need to go buy a new surround sound amp to take advantage of these?
All the normal formats, plus the lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD. The same formats that HD-DVD is going to support too apparently.