Originally Posted by melcuemba
Well this is somewhat comforting! Excuse my ignornace but what is the difference between dts-MA and dts-HD? Also what is the whole bit stream thing- to me as long as it decodes Dolby TRUREHD and dts-HD that should be it! Or am I missing something totally?
DTS-HD is vague. It could be either or both. It would help if everyone make a distinction and say either DTS-HD MA or DTS-HD HR or just DTS-MA vs DTS-HR.
DTS-MA is LOSSLESS - NO Compression.
DTS-HR is Lossy compression, probably a little better than Dolby Digital Plus.
DTS-MA, Dolby TrueHD, and Uncompressed PCM are equivalent -- they are all LOSSLESS.
Some players can INTERNALLY decode DTS-HR, but NONE can Interanally decode DTS-MA yet.
If your receiver can decode DTS-MA, then you don't have to worry. The Samsung, Sony, and Panasonic BD players will send the BITSTREAM information to your receiver, which will then decode DTS-MA and TrueHD.