"Audio Optimized for DVD" 2005-07-22 21:57:14 So my girlfriend and I rented some DVDs last night, one of them being a New Line Cinema release. As some of you may know, New Line Cinema is starting to incorporate a new audio track option in their new DVD releases. This specific one had "Dolby 5.1 Surround," "Dolby 2-Channel Stereo," and the new option "Audio Optimized for DVD, No Equalization Required." My girlfriend's first reaction was "Well, we might as well choose that, since we're watching a DVD," but I know it can't be as simple as that.I've been searching for a few articles on the history of movie sound and found a lot of interesting info on the history of the EQ curves that sorta became industry standards, but still didn't give a coherent explanation as to what this new "optimization" actually does to the soundtrack when implemented.In general, I'm still a little in the dark about movie audio as a whole, but this has sparked my curiosity in a big way. If anyone can supply me with a little more info (links, articles, your own experience, etc.) about what New Line Cinema actually means by "no equalization required" when compared to Dolby Digital, it'd be greatly appreciated.P.S. For anyone who noticed, yes, I moved to Florida.