Which home theatre DVD ? Decoding DTS ES 6.1 DD EX, Where available?

pupa

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Anyone knows where I can get service from a DVD supplier that is updated with new technology for the home theatrephile regards to sound decoding features.

I was shocked to find out how little most suppliers know about DTS, DTS ES (matrix and discreet), DD EX and in particular DVD and music titles that support 6.1 format (all above in different ways) They say it depends what they get and do not specialise in home theatre DVD titles. Their computers do not even list the decoding technology ?????

Here is some DVD titles available. If anyone know where I can find it please post. The ones in red I already own, The ones in Orange I seek.

Movies on DVD with the DolbyDigital Surround EX sound.

Terminator 2 - Judgment Day (Artisan Entertainment)
Toy Story 2 (Buena Vista)
Chicken Run (DreamWorks)
Gladiator (DreamWorks)
Star Wars, Episode One (Twentieth Century Fox)
Jurassic Park 3 (Universal)
The Perfect Storm (Warner Bros.)
XXX (Sony Releasing)
Shrek 2 (DreamWorks) *
The Tuxedo (DreamWorks) *
Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (New Line Cinema) *

Movies in DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete Surround:

The Haunting
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Special Extended Edition 6.1 ES Discrete 2 04-12-10
The Eye: Collector's Edition 6.1 ES Discreet 2 04-08-23
Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring: Director's Cut (New Line Cinema) *
Blade II (New Line Cinema) *
Chicken Run (DreamWorks)
Gladiator (DreamWorks)
Rush Hour 2 (New Line Cinema)
Terminator 2 (StudioCanal/Warner Bros.)


DTS ES 6.1 Discreet music

Don Henley "End Of The Innocence"
Studio Voodoo's "Fire"

DTS ES 6.1 matrix

Austin Powers: Goldmember (DTS ES 6.1)
Saw: Special Uncut Edition (5.1/ 6.1 DTS ES)
Sympathy For Lady Vengeance (5.1/ DTS ES)
The Brothers Grimm: Special Edition (2 Disc Set) DTS ES
Blade II
Can't Stop the Music
Die Another Day
Jurassic Park III
Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Cut
Lord of the Rings, The - The Two Towers: Collector's Edition
Lord of the Rings, The - The Two Towers: Special Extended Edition
The Transporter
S1mone
Rush Hour 2



Title Decoding format Zone Release date

Initial D!: 2 DVD Edition (6.1/ DTS ES)
Die Another Day 6.1 4
Jurassic Park III 6.1 4
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence: Special Edition 6.1 1
Beast Master, The: Special Edition 6.1 1
Blade: Trinity 6.1 1
Cast Away 6.1 1
Dead & Buried 6.1 1
Demonlover: Director's Cut 6.1 1
Die Another Day 6.1 1
E.T. - Extra Terrestrial: 2 Disc Special Edition 6.1 1
E.T. - Extra Terrestrial: 4 Disc Special Edition 6.1 1
Ghost in the Shell: Special Edition 6.1 1
Lord of the Rings, The: The Return of the King, Special Extended Edition 6.1 1
Minority Report 6.1
Open Water 6.1 1
Saw, Fullscreen 6.1 1
Saw, Widescreen 6.1 1
Terminator 2 - Judgement Day: Ultimate Edition 6.1 1
Top Gun: Special Collector's Edition, Fullscreen 6.1 1
Top Gun: Special Collector's Edition, Widescreen 6.1 1
Messenger - Joan of Arc 6.1 2
Funfte Element, Das 6.1 2
Die Another Day 6.1 2
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence 6.1 2
Die Another Day 6.1 4
Die Another Day 6.1 2
Die Another Day 6.1 2
Finding Nemo 6.1 2
Hedwig and the Angry Inch 6.1 2
Monsters Inc.: CollectorÕs Edition 6.1 2
Stunt Man, The 6.1 2
Transporter, The 6.1 ES 6.1 2 03-07-07
Rush Hour 2 6.1 ES 06-01-05
Se7en 6.1 ES 2 06-01-05
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence: Special Edition 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Austin Powers - Goldmember 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Bad Taste 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Bad Taste: Limited Edition 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Beast Master, The: Special Edition 6.1 ES 1 05-01-25
Beastmaster, The 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Blade II 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Blade: Trinity, Unrated 6.1 ES 1 05-04-26
Bones 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Butterfly Effect, The 6.1 ES 1 04-07-06
CanÕt Stop the Music 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Cast Away 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Chicken Run 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Dawn of the Dead: Special Edition 6.1 ES 1 03-08-19
Day of the Dead: Special Edition 6.1 ES 1 03-08-19
Dead & Buried 6.1 ES 1 03-07-29
Demonlover: Director's Cut 6.1 ES 1 04-09-14
Die Another Day 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
E.T. - Extra Terrestrial: 2 Disc Special Edition 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
E.T. - Extra Terrestrial: 4 Disc Special Edition 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Evil Dead 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Evil Dead - Book of the Dead: Limited Edition 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Final Destination 2 6.1 ES 1 03-07-22
Ghost in the Shell: Special Edition 6.1 ES 1 05-01-11
Gladiator 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Haunting, The 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Highlander 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Highlander II: The Quickening 6.1 ES 1 04-07-20
Highlander: The Immortal Edition 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Hills Have Eyes, The 6.1 ES 1 03-09-23
Invincible 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Jurassic Park III 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Knockaround Guys 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Leatherface - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 6.1 ES 1 03-09-30
Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Cut 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring: Gift Set 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers: Extended Cut 6.1 ES 1 03-11-18
Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers: Extended Cut Gift Set 6.1 ES 1 03-11-18
Lord of the Rings, The: The Return of the King, Special Extended Edition 6.1 ES 1 04-12-14
Man Who Fell to Earth, The 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Maniac 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Mask, The: Platinum Series 6.1 ES 1 05-05-17
Minority Report 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
My Brilliant Career, 2-Disc 6.1 ES 1 05-05-31
Oldboy 6.1 ES 1 05-08-23
Open Water 6.1 ES 1 04-12-28
Opera 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Opera: Limited Edition 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Osterman Weekend, The 6.1 ES 1 04-03-23
Running Man, The: Special Edition 6.1 ES 1 04-03-16
Rush Hour 2 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
S1mone 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Saw, Fullscreen 6.1 ES 1 05-02-15
Saw, Widescreen 6.1 ES 1 05-02-15
Se7en: Special Edition 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Standing in the Shadows of Motown 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Starstruck: Special Edition 6.1 ES 1 05-07-26
Stunt Man, The 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Stunt Man, The: Limited 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Ten Commandments The Musical, The 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Terminator 2 - Judgement Day: Ultimate Edition 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Top Gun: Special Collector's Edition, Fullscreen 6.1 ES 1 04-12-14
Top Gun: Special Collector's Edition, Widescreen 6.1 ES 1 04-12-14
Two Evil Eyes 6.1 ES 1 03-04-29
Vigilante 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Watcher in the Woods, The 6.1 ES 1 06-01-05
Contamination 6.1 ES 0 04-03-30
Dead and Buried 6.1 ES 0 03-07-29
Fast Company 6.1 ES 0 04-04-27
Fast Company: Limited Edition 6.1 ES 0 04-04-27
Final Countdown 6.1 ES 0 04-03-23
Final Countdown: 2 Disc Limited Edition 6.1 ES 0 04-03-23
God Told Me To 6.1 ES 0 03-08-26
Larry Cohen Collection, The 6.1 ES 0 04-05-25
Q - The Winged Serpent 6.1 ES 0 03-08-26
Two Evil Eyes 6.1 ES 0 06-01-05
 
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pupa

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swordfish1 said:
http://www.imdb.com/

you get all the info you need

by the way, why do you need to know that? Do you buy DVDs based on what sound formats they got?
Thanks a lot, I was actually looking for a local supplier that is up to date with the technology; Know his titles and special releases and stock specifically for the home theatre-phile

I have a more decent "home theatre system" now and would rather collect and pay for the new "special signature editions" of DVD's that is worth the view and have additional footage and good sound at that. Generally the only DVD's decoded in this new editions will be the more successful ones The sound quality will play a big role in future as the big dogs are spending lots of $ in investment to reproduce true theatre. Just viewed blade trinity 6.2 ES and the sound and music is awesome. Would love to view it on a decent setup ala Angellus. I am looking for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Special Extended Edition 6.1 ES Discrete released zone 2 on 04-12-10
to get the feel of true 6.1 DTS discreet.
 
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pupa said:
Thanks a lot, I was actully looking for a local supplier that is up to date with the technology, Know his tiltles and special releases and stock specifically for the hoe theatre-phile

I have a more decent "home theatre system" now and would rather collect and pay for the new "special signature editions" of DVD's that is worth the view and have additional footage and good sound at that. Generally the only DVD's decoded in this new editions will be the more successful ones The sound quality will play a big role in future as the big dogs are spending lots of $ in investment to reproduce true theatre. Just viewed blade trinity 6.2 ES and the sound and music is awesome. Would love to view it on a decent setup ala Angellus. I am looking for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Special Extended Edition 6.1 ES Discrete released zone 2 on 04-12-10
to get the feel of true 6.1 DTS discreet.
Hey guy. I would say Look & Listen would be a good start. I find they have or can get almost anything you might want or need. I have all the extended editions of the LOTR trilogy and they all have DTS ES and you can get all of them at Look & Listen or Top CD.

Just make sure you know what you are looking for and ask them. They have always been able to help me out.

BTW We might be going 6.1 some time as well. All we need is a B&W LCR600 to replace the centre speaker and then we can move the LCR 60 to centre rear. Our AMP supports 6.1 so when you do get a 6.1 title pls let me know if it makes a noticable difference.

BTW Enjoy the system! :)

[EDIT] I almost never buy "standard" editions, I always look for the Collector's Editions/ Director's Cuts etc. Some movies come out and have the lable "Collectors Edition" but then that is the only edition.
 
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@ Angellus

Thx. As I said I just listened and viewed blade trinity unrated version available at makro, CNA and others. It is coded in Dolby didital EX and DTS ES 6.1 surround (matrix). The sound is awesome in the begining and during the film when the Hip Hop music plays. I want to view it again in DOLBY Digital EX to compare. 6.1 really makes a difference but I would like somebody with more experience to comment. I have a meagre system but damn better than these tin sounding Theatre packages they sell like my ENZER 5.1 system, No Hi FI. I also have Soundblaster Audigy 7.1 system but never really used it fully as I believe you need decent speakers to really enjoy home theatre
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Apparently DTS 6.1 discreet is even better but I have yet to find a title locally. The all new signature editions that is to come will have this encoding as standard. I presume I will have to import some myself
 
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Apparently DTS 6.1 discreet is even better but I have yet to find a title locally. The all new sognature editions that is to come will have this encoding as standard. I presume I will have to import some myself
You have one of 2 options.

1. Look&Listen can and do import anything, you just need to give them the title and specifics and they can get it for you.

2. Just order the titles yourself from one of the online stores.
 

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I believe you need decent speakers to really enjoy home theatre
Like I said earlier, I'm using Enzer centre and satellites and I have no prob with the sound, as far as I'm concerned these sort of speakers don't require the expense you'd put into your stereo speakers for example coz all they do is dialogue and the tops of the sfx. I'm no expert and I'm sure many will disagree, but I did spend 5 years with a 5.1 amp that I could only use when the cheapie speakers hit the Hypermarkets and they sound great to me.

My stereo's are Mission 702's and the bass response from them is better than the cheap JVC active sub I'm using.
 

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This is a more comprehensive (hopefully correct) list. Who have what?

Plz Rate the DVD! any comments, can anybody confirm the sound encoding format on any DVD. (Assuming your receiver/decoder can ID all formats!

Movies on DVD with the DolbyDigital 5.1 (or matrixed 6.1) Surround EX sound.

· 102 Dalmatians
· Alamo
· Alone in the Dark
· Art Of War, The
· Artificial Intelligence: A.I.
· Astronaut's Wife, The
· Atlantis: Lost Empire, The
· Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
· Austin Powers in Goldmember
· Avenging Fist, The
· Bad Taste
· Bats
· Beastmaster
· Blade II
· Blade Trinity
· Bone Collector, The
· Bones
· Butterfly Effect, The
· Can't Stop The Music
· Cast Away
· Caveman's Valentine, The
· Chicken Run
· Church, The
· Claim, The
· Contamination
· Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, The
· Day of the Dead
· Dawn of the Dead (1979)
· Dead & Buried
· Devil's Rejects, The
· Die Another Day
· Dirty Dancing: Ultimate Edition
· Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
· Domino
· Dumb and Dumber Unrated
· Dumb and Dumberer
· E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial
· Evil Dead, The
· Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen
· Fast Company
· Fight Club
· Final Countdown, The
· Final Destination 2
· Finding Nemo
· Fire and Ice
· Footloose
· Freddy vs. Jason
· Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
· God Told Me To
· Gladiator
· Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets
· Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
· Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban
· Haunting, The
· Highlander: CE
· Highlander 2: The Quickening
· Hills Have Eyes, The
· Hollow Man
· House of the Dead
· Hulk
· Incredibles, The
· Jazz Singer, The (1980. Remix)
· Jurassic Park III
· Knockaround Guys
· Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
· Legend Of Bagger Vance, The
· Long Past Dead
· Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, The (Extended and CE)
· Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King, The (Extended and CE)
· Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers, The (Extended and CE)
· Lord of War
· Man Who Fell to Earth, The
· Maniac
· Mask: SE, The
· Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World
· Messenger: The Story Of Joan Of Arc
· Mexican, The
· Minority Report
· Mission To Mars
· Monster's Inc.
· Monsieur Ibrahim
· My Brilliant Career
· Neon Genesis Evangelion: End of Evangelion
· Ninja Scroll: 10th Anniversary Special Edition
· On Golden Pond
· Open Water
· Opera
· Osterman Weekend, The
· Perfect Storm, The
· Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
· Peter Pan
· Pitch Black
· Punch Drunk Love: Superbit Deluxe
· Punisher, The
· Q: The Winged Serpent
· 'R Xmas
· Ring, The
· Running Man, The
· Rush Hour 2
· Saw
· Say It Isn't So
· Secondhand Lions: Platinum Series
· See Spot Run
· Seven: Platinum Series
· Shaun of the Dead
· Signs
· S1mone
· Sin City
· Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow
· Someone Like You
· Spy Kids
· Spooky House
· Stage Fright
· Standing in the Shadows of Motown
· Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
· Star Trek: Generations
· Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
· Star Wars: A New Hope
· Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
· Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
· Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
· Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones
· Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith
· Star War Trilogy
· Stargate: Ultimate Edition
· Starstruck
· Stir of Echoes: SE
· Stunt Man, The
· Suspiria
· Terminator
· Terminator 2: Judgment Day: Extreme Edition
· Terminator 2: Judgment Day: Ultimate Edition
· The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
· Time Bandits
· Titanic Special Edition
· Top Gun: Special Collectors Edition
· Toy Story 10th Anniversary SE
· Toy Story 2: SE
· Treasure Planet
· Transporter, The
· Toy Story SE
· Two Evil Eyes
· Unbreakable
· Untouchables, The
· Upside of Anger, The
· Venom
· Vigilante
· Village, The
· Watcher in the Woods, The
· We Were Soldiers
· Willard
· Winged Migration
· World Is Not Enough, The

Movies on DVD with the DTS ES 6.1 matrixed Surround Sound encoding.

· 102 Dalmations
· Alone in the Dark
· Artificial Intelligence: A.I.
· Atlantis: The Lost Empire CE
· Austin Powers in Goldmember
· Avenging Fist, The
· Bad Taste
· Beastmaster
· Blade 2
· Blade Trinity
· Bone Collector, The
· Bones
· Butterfly Effect, The
· Can't Stop The Music
· Cast Away
· Chicken Run
· Contamination
· Dawn of the Dead (1979)
· Day of the Dead
· Dead & Buried
· Devil's Rejects, The
· Die Another Day
· Dirty Dancing: Ultimate Edition
· Domino
· Dumb and Dumber Unrated
· E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (2-disc only)
· Evil Dead, The
· Fast Company
· Final Countdown, The
· Final Destination 2
· Fire and Ice
· God Told Me To
· Gladiator (2-disc only)
· Haunting, The
· Highlander
· Highlander 2: The Quickening
· Hills Have Eyes, The
· Jazz Singer, The (1980. Remix)
· Jurassic Park III
· Knockaround Guys, The
· Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
· Legend Of Bagger Vance, The
· Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, The: Director's Cut
· Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King, The: Extended Edition
· Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers, The: Special Extended Edition
· Lord of War
· Man Who Fell to Earth, The
· Maniac
· Mask: SE, The
· Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World
· Mexican, The
· Minority Report
· My Brilliant Career
· Neon Genesis Evangelion: End of Evangelion
· Open Water
· Opera
· Osterman Weekend, The
· Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
· Pitch Black
· Punch Drunk Love: Superbit Deluxe
· Q: The Winged Serpent
· Running Man, The
· Rush Hour 2
· Saw
· Seven: Platinum Series
· S1mone
· Sin City
· Standing in the Shadows of Motown
· Stargate: Ultimate Edition
· Starstruck
· Stir of Echoes: SE
· Stunt Man, The
· Suspiria
· Terminator 2: Judgment Day: Ultimate Edition
· Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The
· Top Gun: Special Collector's Edition
· Toy Story 10th Anniversary SE
· Toy Story 2: SE
· Two Evil Eyes
· Unbreakable
· Upside of Anger, The
· Venom
· Vigilante
· Watcher in the Woods, The
· Wimbledon

Movies on DVD with the DTS ES 6.1 Discrete Surround Sound encoding.



· Alone in the Dark
· Austin Powers in Goldmember
· Bad Taste
· Beastmaster
· Blade 2
· Blade Trinity
· Bones
· Butterfly Effect, The
· Can't Stop The Music
· Chicken Run
· Contamination
· Day of the Dead
· Dead & Buried
· Devil's Rejects, The
· Dirty Dancing: Ultimate Edition
· Domino
· Dumb and Dumber Unrated
· Evil Dead, The
· Fast Company
· Final Countdown, The
· Final Destination 2
· Fire and Ice
· God Told Me To
· Gladiator (2-disc only)
· Haunting, The
· Highlander
· Highlander 2: The Quickening
· Hills Have Eyes, The
· Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
· Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Rings, The: Extended Edition
· Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King, The: Extended Edition
· Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers, The: Extended Edition
· Lord of War
· Man Who Fell to Earth, The
· Maniac
· Mask: SE, The
· My Brilliant Career
· Neon Genesis Evangelion: End of Evangelion
· Open Water
· Opera
· Osterman Weekend, The
· Q: The Winged Serpent
· Running Man, The
· Rush Hour 2
· Saw
· Seven: Platinum Series
· S1mone
· Standing in the Shadows of Motown
· Stargate: Ultimate Edition
· Starstruck
· Stir of Echoes: SE
· Stunt Man, The
· Suspiria
· Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The
· Top Gun: Special Collector's Edition
· Toy Story 10th Anniversary SE
· Toy Story 2: SE
· Upside of Anger, The
· Venom
· Vigilante
· Watcher in the Woods, The
 
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