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Dolby True-HD/DTS-HD Master Audio

by gaijr / December 17, 2012 10:20 PM PST

I have a Pioneer VSX that will decode these formats, my question is, does the DVD need to have these formats or are they just "there" waiting to be decoded?

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You first guess is right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 18, 2012 12:11 AM PST

Not all DVDs have all audio formats. Look at the package to tell.
Bob

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You mean Blu Ray
by Pepe7 / December 18, 2012 3:20 AM PST

DVDs do not contain such expanded audio tracks, but Blu Ray discs do.

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Both of them are right
by ..ben / December 18, 2012 6:53 AM PST

First, whether or not the disc is using audio compressed in one of these formats is similar to whether or not the disc contains the dubbing in Russian, Japanese, etc.; it will say on the back of the movie's box. So to answer your question, they *might* be there waiting, or they might not. Check the box or the menus within, once you've begun playing the disc. Second, these formats are specific to HD-DVD and Blu-ray discs, but we assume that's what you meant.

Best,
Ben

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