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13th September 2005 5:20  #1

Chris Hazelton Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 40
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
In Aus, A Fist Full of Dollars and A For a Few Dollars more were just released with DTS tracks, is there any plans to release The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly with a DTS track, or a new boxed set. I'm using all my willpower to hold off.

13th September 2005 14:16  #2

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Hmmmm...good question. The Collector's Set that came out here awhile back didn't have DTS, but was a teriffic set overall.

20th September 2005 4:41  #3

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
But how good can a DTS soundtrack be from a source as old as that?  I would never buy such a old movie for only a DTS soundtrack.  A soundtrack is only as good as the source material.

20th September 2005 4:44  #4

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
I'll take a less compressed audio track over a more compressed one any day of the week.

20th September 2005 21:38  #5

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
i dont know if anyone knows this or not, but the Good the Bad and the Ugly is actually an instructional video on how to be a real man

20th September 2005 21:51  #6

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Quote: Originally posted by rob murray
i dont know if anyone knows this or not, but the Good the Bad and the Ugly is actually an instructional video on how to be a real man

...for those of you who don't know what one is. Wink

21st September 2005 0:59  #7

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,477 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Quote: Originally posted by Matt Joseph
I'll take a less compressed audio track over a more compressed one any day of the week.


I still remain unconvinced that the majority of DTS tracks actually sound any better to the human ear than their DD counterparts. I know that according to the laws of physics and computing, DTS is the better format, but either most studios neglect to actually capitalize on this or the human ear is incapable of hearing the difference. The difference between an MP3 file when compaired directly to a final production CD track is negligable, and the compression rate is much higher than it is from DD to DTS.

I have been a musician for most of my life, and spent time mastering audio CDs with a friend of mine who is an honest pro at it, I'd like to think that my ears are sensitive enough to tell. However, all those years of playing punk rock in tiny clubs may have taken its toll, I may be totally talking out of my ass.

21st September 2005 2:53  #8

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Quote: Originally posted by Gabriel Powers
I still remain unconvinced that the majority of DTS tracks actually sound any better to the human ear than their DD counterparts.


I wouldn't go that far, but I've definately heard Dolby that's better. It's a matter of mastering and sound mixing.

I also like how you added MP3 as an example. If an MP3 is properly done, it's near impossible to tell the difference between it and the original CD track. Like the DVD tracks, it's all in how its done.

21st September 2005 5:38  #9

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
Also, it depends on what your using to playback the source. DTS contains more information which takes up more room on a DVD than DD.  What I've experianced with some DTS movies, is larger dynamic range, depending on how well it is mixed.  I would prefer a good DTS mix over extra features any day. Unfortunatly the movie industry prefers to put previews, etc., over quality sound on many releases.

21st September 2005 16:23  #10

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
an MP3 with a high bitrate can sound fine but don't forget people that the equipment that the music is played on can also make a big difference

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