DTS 96/24 -- is it lossy or lossless? 2007-05-29 21:34:06 "Core" DTS is lossy as we know. DTS 96/24, where the source has been split into two 'streams' ('core' + extension') is back-compatible with older DTS because in the absence of DTS 96/24 decoding specifically, a 'regular' DTS decoder can still decode the core (lossy) stream. My question is, using a DTS 96/24 decoder, in which both streams are recombined and decoded, is the result still lossy, or is is lossless, compared to original?I would think it's still lossy, because DTS has been touting their more recent DTS-HD as lossless. But it's actually unclear to me how to classify a bona-fide DTS 96/24 encode/decode -- especially as lossy files typically don't have a 'bitdepth' associated with them.