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Will recording to DVD from the HR20 keep true DD sound?


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#1 OFFLINE   philmalik

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 04:19 PM

On the weekend, HDNET movies aired The Blues Brothers in glorious high def and DD 5.1.

I've seen this movie a million times on various VHS and DVD releases, but someone treated this restoration as their pet project. The sound is simply amazing on the music numbers.

Anyway, I would like to record this to DVD, knowing I may lose a little bit of the video resolution outputting to 480.

I'm just wondering if the true Dolby Digital Signal will still be passed through onto the DVD or will I lose some of the audio "pureness" of the signal as well?

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#2 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 04:25 PM

On the weekend, HDNET movies aired The Blues Brothers in glorious high def and DD 5.1.

I've seen this movie a million times on various VHS and DVD releases, but someone treated this restoration as their pet project. The sound is simply amazing on the music numbers.

Anyway, I would like to record this to DVD, knowing I may lose a little bit of the video resolution outputting to 480.

I'm just wondering if the true Dolby Digital Signal will still be passed through onto the DVD or will I lose some of the audio "pureness" of the signal as well?

thanks

P.S. I'll buy a round of Orange Whips if someone can help me out.

I'm not sure if I'm into whips [& chains?], but what does your DVD recorder have for audio inputs? Optical or digital coax? "RCA" isn't going to make it for you.
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#3 OFFLINE   litzdog911

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 05:36 PM

I'm not aware of any consumer DVD Recorders that will record DD5.1 audio. Your DVD will record 2-ch PCM audio which still sound quite good.
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 05:47 PM

I'm not aware of any consumer DVD Recorders that will record DD5.1 audio. Your DVD will record 2-ch PCM audio which still sound quite good.


Which many modern receiver can matrix out to a very nice sound...so yes, it can sound very, very good, DD 5.x notwithstanding.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 12:25 AM

Good point, hasan.
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#6 OFFLINE   durl

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 08:28 AM

P.S. I'll buy a round of Orange Whips if someone can help me out.


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Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:15 AM

-John Candy, "The Blues Brothers", 1980. Now playing in HD on HDNet Movies.

I record 2-channel analog audio on my DVD recorder, and with the receiver set to Dolby Pro Logic IIx, I get very acceptable surround. Not as good as 5.1 but acceptable.
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#8 OFFLINE   JLynn73

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 11:02 PM

DD+ can push up to 30X the data as the DD 5.1 can.

you wont get this through a toslink, you'll get a seperate DD 5.1 channel.


I dont think theres any lossless audio content out there right now to matter though.

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 12:06 PM

I've seen this movie a million times on various VHS and DVD releases, but someone treated this restoration as their pet project. The sound is simply amazing on the music numbers.


I have also seen this a million times and just watched it on HDNET with my 1 1/2 year old. We both loved it! Great version.

I also for the first time realized that Steven Spielberg is in it. Never noticed that before.




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