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Old 02-06-2008   #19
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Lotus,

I am really surprised to hear you say this!

In my modest bedroom system the difference between DD and uncompressed PCM is HUGE! Now mind you for most of my testing I was using concert Blu-rays, so it was music I was listening to, but even on film I found the difference to be immediately noticeable.
It depends on the quality of the DD+ but for the most part in movies you can't tell the difference. DD and PCM would be huge. DD+ and PCM not so much and definately not to most consumers. I thought there was a much bigger difference before I took part in the blind tests. Afterwards I realized just how good DD+ could be.

Concert discs rarely have the budget for sound that a movie disc gets. With a few exceptions I'd guess the lossless tracks should be better on concert discs.

The best sounding HDM of last year was a Dolby Digital Plus track. DD+ properly utilized can sound flat out amazing and approach near lossless quality.

The difference between DD and DD+ however is quite significant.
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Sorry, I miss read, I thought you were talking about DD and PCM, I haven't done any DD+ vs PCM tests yet.

Thanks for clarifying that! I was getting scared to hear you running all that new gear when I thought you couldn't hear the difference between DD and PCM!
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Good information here Lotus. I`ve always favored DTS myself. Especially listening to Jazz and movie discs. Its good to know that about DD+.
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Good information here Lotus. I`ve always favored DTS myself. Especially listening to Jazz and movie discs. Its good to know that about DD+.
DTS Master Audio has a 1.5 core that is very much the same as DD+ with the benefit of lossless superior audio available.
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DTS Master Audio has a 1.5 core that is very much the same as DD+ with the benefit of lossless superior audio available.
This is true DTS has their "Plus," and their "True HD," versions as well. Dolby Digital Plus however is a big step up from "Dolby Digital," or "DTS," for that matter.
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Sorry, I miss read, I thought you were talking about DD and PCM, I haven't done any DD+ vs PCM tests yet.

Thanks for clarifying that! I was getting scared to hear you running all that new gear when I thought you couldn't hear the difference between DD and PCM!
I hear ya. I'd want my hearing checked too if I couldn't tell between old Dolby Digital and PCM Lossless.

Dolby Digital Plus is a major improvement on the old codec.
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