Originally Posted by 57
Please also note that although Neild and I have been arguing (er discussing this issue) in this thread, we are both (I believe) trying to understand why we are not getting DD5.1 (and OAR) on 100% of our HD movies on MCHD/TMNHD.
That's exactly right, I respect 57 and I'm trying to keep this as a discussion not personal.
The observations being taken might show a pattern of a given studio or source that is refusing to provide 5.1 even when it is readily available.
So far in the observations, the major studios are providing DD5.1 in 100% of the cases.
One pattern does seem to be emerging, the 3 cases of non-DD5.1 are:
Troll - a 20 year old low budget picture, probably didn't have DD5.1 to begin with
Killer Bash - a low budget Can-Con production, again probably didn't have DD5.1 to begin with
Bright Young Things - what might be described as more of a 'niche' studio release??
So far from these observations at least it appears Movie Central is providing excellent DD5.1 coverage where it is available. There is no evidence yet of major studios blocking DD5.1