Any 6.1 DVD Movies Out Yet ??

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Mindy, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. Mindy

    Mindy Guest

    I have found only one, Mel Gibsons When We Were Soldiers......any
    others.....just bought a new Yamaha receiver .....
    Mindy, Nov 17, 2003
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    Doug MacLean Guest

    I maintain a rather complete list of all announced EX and ES (seven channel
    audio) titles. This list includes current, future and out of print titles.
    I hope this helps.


    Doug MacLean
    Home Theater Info
    home of the web's most complete and frequently updated downloadable list
    of all region one DVDs including out of print, future and current releases,
    DVD Reviews and Home Theater Advice
    Doug MacLean, Nov 17, 2003
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  3. I maintain a rather complete list of all announced EX and ES (seven
    Doug's site is really useful, but it's all R1. If you're in R2 then just
    remember there are differences. A good site to check these is
    Iain Mackenzie, Nov 17, 2003
  4. Mindy

    Mindy Guest

    Am in Texas.....I guess that would be Region 1 ??
    Mindy, Nov 17, 2003
  5. Yes. R1 is the USA, Canada, and I think it also includes Mexico.

    "Get rid of the Range Rover. You are not responsible for patrolling
    Australia's Dingo Barrier Fence, nor do you work the Savannah, capturing
    and tagging wildebeests."
    --Michael J. Nelson

    Grand Inquisitor
    Grand Inquisitor, Nov 17, 2003
  6. Actually, Mexico is Region 4.
    Waterpetrson7, Nov 18, 2003
  7. In reply to the subject tirtle of this thread, Dolby says that their 6.1 sound
    movies are in 6.1 sound whenever the dvd is treleased, whether the dvd says it
    or not, because the sound for Dolby's back center channel is matrixed sound,
    although the other channels are discrete.

    Somehow, I think I find a flaw in that statement, but I'm not sure what the
    flaw in that statement (if any) is that is bothering me. However, it is what
    they said.
    Waterpetrson7, Nov 18, 2003
  8. of course, it's not the first time Dolby's statements were flawed.

    such as claiming that four-channel matrixed sound was completely and fully
    compatible with mono.

    In reality, listening in mono canceled out any oiinformation in the surround
    sound channel, therefore not compatible with mono.
    Waterpetrson7, Nov 18, 2003
  9. Mindy

    GMAN Guest

    Then why in the heck do we have to put up with spanish subtitles and audio
    tracks on our region one disks????? To capitulate to the mass hordes or
    illegals flooding the southwest??? I hate that shit!!!! I can see having
    GMAN, Nov 18, 2003
  10. In reply to the subject tirtle of this thread, Dolby says that their 6.1
    AFAIK, although the SB channel is matrixed, it is done with a discrete track
    separate from the SL and SR tracks. Also, your amp has to detect the ES/EX
    flag. Forcing the amp into matrixing for the SBL&R in a 5.1 track just
    doesn't have the same quality as a full 6.1. Example being Gladiator, there
    are 6.1 and 5.1 discs out there, and matrixing my 5.1 just doesn't get the
    right effect at all - 5.1 depth is so much better.
    Iain Mackenzie, Nov 18, 2003
  11. What about Puerto Rico as it is in Region 1?

    Spanish speakers: 3,437,120 speakers in Puerto Rico, 90% of the
    population (1996).

    re: illegals: It is just terrible that people should seek a better
    place to live. Its goes against everything America stands for ;-)
    H E Pennypacker, Nov 19, 2003
  12. Mindy

    GMAN Guest

    I have no problem with people wanting to come to America to live, just do it
    LEGALLY!!!!! Its wrong to treat them as anything other than illegals if they
    arent here legally. I am so tired of spending so much of my income taken in
    taxes to fund for services and shit for them.
    GMAN, Nov 19, 2003
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    Jordan Lund Guest

    The 4 disc version of the Two Towers has 6.1 DTS.

    - Jordan
    Jordan Lund, Nov 20, 2003
  14. Mindy

    Bob Guest

    "Mindy" <>
    wrote in message

    Actually that's not a real 6.1 audio track. The rear center surround
    channel is derived from the left surround and right surround channels.
    That's why Dolby Labs even insists Dolby EX be referred to as a "5.1" system
    rather than 6.1. Just check the verbiage on the back on new DVDs like "The
    Two Towers" extended edition. You have "Dolby Surround EX 5.1" and "DTS-ES
    6.1 Discrete" listed.
    Bob, Nov 20, 2003
  15. Mindy

    Bob Guest

    Dolby does not claim that. They insist Dolby EX is a 5.1 system, and even
    mandate the 5.1 notation in trademark useage in DVD product design and other
    supporting literature:

    Text from section 3.2 of the paper:
    "Also, it is important to note that consumers have come to expect the term
    '5.1' to refer to 5.1-discrete channels of audio (five full-range channels
    plus a Low Frequency Effects, or LFE, channel). Dolby Digital Surround EX
    carries 5.1 discrete audio channels with a matrix-encoded back surround
    channel. It is therefore not a true 6.1-channel system, and the term '6.1'
    should not be used to describe it. In the future new formats may carry more
    than 5.1 channels of audio, including 6.1 discrete channels, and it is
    therefore important to prevent consumer confusion by distinguishing between
    the 5.1-channel Dolby Digital Surround EX format and true 6.1-channel
    Bob, Nov 20, 2003
    H E Pennypacker, Nov 20, 2003
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