Difference between Dolby Digital 2.0 and 5.1?

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by johnj7777, Jun 22, 2006.

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    johnj7777 Guest

    Hey all,

    I'm looking at getting a movie box set (Sopranos) available for cheap
    in 2.0. However, other versions that are more expensive are in 5.1 Is
    there a huge difference in sound quality here?
    johnj7777, Jun 22, 2006
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    Tonester Guest

    Yes, quite huge. 2.0 is stereo only, 5.1 is 6 discrete digital channels. If
    you have a 5.1 system you want the 5.1 version.
    Tonester, Jun 22, 2006
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  3. Just as a further nudge, I'm sure you'll kick yourself in the future
    for not getting the 5.1 set. Decoder/amplifiers are getting less
    expensive all the time, and I'm sure the day will come sooner than you
    think that you'll buy one!
    Heinrich Galland, Jun 22, 2006
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    Rich Clark Guest

    I believe HBO has released this show in 5.1 from the beginning. A set
    offering only 2.0 is probably a bootleg.

    Rich Clark, Jun 22, 2006
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    Joshua Zyber Guest

    The 2.0 set is a bootleg. The 5.1 set probably is too if you're shopping
    on eBay.
    Joshua Zyber, Jun 22, 2006
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