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  • gimpvn
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DTS HDMA and LPCM, which is better ?
Both of them are lossless. I am confusing about two Bluray discs (of one movie), don't knwo how to choose. 

One have Audio: LPCM 4608 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4608 kbps / 16-bit

And other is: DTS-HD Master Audio English 2009 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2,009 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 16-bit)

So, which disc should i choose to buy? 

  • mixminus1
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DTS HDMA and LPCM, which is better ?
Reply #1
Technically, yes, the two soundtracks are identical: DTS-HD MA is lossless - full stop.

However, because they are (apparently) two different versions, it's possible that the actual mixes may be different, and there could certainly be audible differences in such a case.

If that's so, there's really no way for you to know beforehand which one is "better" other than reading reviews of the two different versions.
"Not sure what the question is, but the answer is probably no."

  • andy o
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DTS HDMA and LPCM, which is better ?
Reply #2
Which movie is this? Links? Both discs may also have different versions of the movie, or extras, etc. What kind of hardware are you using to play? If you're using a PC with bitstreaming capabilities, there are certain advantages to bitstreaming, especially if you're running a 7.1 system.
  • Last Edit: 23 March, 2011, 10:17:07 PM by andy o

  • gimpvn
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DTS HDMA and LPCM, which is better ?
Reply #3
Face / Off (1997) Blu-ray CEE . This Bluray has LPCM audio
And the other is EUR version, has DTS HDMA audio

Btw, One movie can has some different bluray quality. The Face/Off movie, CEE bluray version has video bitrate 23138 kbps, and the EUR version has 24005 kbps bitrate. It's hard to identify the diffrence of qualitys. But we can see the bitrate to compare.
  • Last Edit: 23 March, 2011, 11:22:00 PM by gimpvn

  • andy o
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DTS HDMA and LPCM, which is better ?
Reply #4
I would just search for reviews and if possible comparisons of both movies, and get the one that has better video or extras. Also, I assume that you can play all regions in your player?