Alfred Stuart Urrutia (
Tue, 28 Dec 1999 11:57:46 -0800

Paul Fields wrote:

> >From: Trent <>
> >DTS movies are unpopular, why is that? Is the cost of production so
> >much higher?
> I dunno, over here the US cost of Apollo 13 is
> about 30$ I liked the movie, but damn, most of
> my DVD titles are under 20$ this one costs the
> same as 2 regular movies, even "The Matrix" so
> I have the Matrix, and am getting Apollo 13 in
> a while, but I have waited for 2 years now, it
> only went up a few dollars, not down.. damn...

I'll tell you what *I* hate about DTS discs (laser and DVD) which
probably speaks for a lot of people. They're more expensive, I guess
due to the rarity and the fact that they have to format the sound
differently and they don't include the "extras" that their AC-3/Dolby
Surround siblings come with. Alls you get is the movie itself. Ok, the
sound is less compressed but if you happen to have a player or receiver
without the proper decoder, that's more money and inconvenience again.
DTS is better than AC-3 but the lack of extras and library severely
hamstring the whole market. I thought the DTS cds would help that along
but now those new DVD audio cds will also hit the markets and wipe them
off the Earth.


"Do you have any idea how much the Hiroshima All-Girls School for the
 Overchested paid for the last batch?"

- Loso, on the current demand for his balls hairs

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