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Posted by misterorange at on August 24, 2001 at 13:11:21:

In Reply to: Re: One reason why geeks like SDDS (see below) posted by pinecone on August 24, 2001 at 09:39:42:

I'm guessing that since SDDS uses such monster compression (I'm pretty sure DTS is 756kbits, 1556kbits for a "full" DTS mix, SDDS must be 3 megs or more..) this is why SDDS isn't available for home audio. Correct?

Also, I was reading about Columbia TriStar's new "SuperBit" DVD releases, in which they have super-high databit rates on their video and audio (such as adding a DTS track for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Air Force One).

Of course, this means losing all other extras, which brings up the point: if they're willing to release "superbit" versions, even if SDDS took up a monster amount of space, would it be possible to include? I know DTS EX (and DD-ES) can use 6.1 surround, would it be possible that sometime in the future SDDS could be a home theater option?

Example: before the halving of the DTS track (from 1.5mbits to 756kbits), the first flick that comes to mind is Dances With Wolves, which is now out of print, that features a DTS version that is 2-discs (just for the flick and a commentary). So would a 2 or 3 disc version of a movie come out for SDDS considering the high data rates? Or would we have to wait for the next generation of DVD?

Just Another Geek.

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