Monthly Archives August 2014

All About DTS Surround Sound

Diana Joan

Aug 31, 2014 06:44 pm / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Knowledge

In the home theater market, AC-3 and DTS are close in terms of audio performance. Digital Theater Systems (DTS) is a family of lossy formats designed for the efficient encoding of surround sound, originally developed to support motion picture presentations in theaters. This Web page provides general, introductory information about the whole family.

Top 5 Home Theater Systems with Dolby Digital
Top 7 Home Theater Systems with Digital Tuners

Created in 1993 for the soundtrack of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster film Jurassic Park, DTS surround sound quickly made its way onto Laserdiscs and then ultimately to DVD in the mid-1990s as a popular alternative to Dolby Digital. DTS, like Dolby Digital, is a lossy (compressed) surround sound format capable of discrete 5.1 and 6...

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All About Dolby Digital (AC3)

Diana Joan

Aug 30, 2014 06:33 pm / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Knowledge

Dolby Digital (code-named AC3) is a compressed, lossy surround sound format that boomed with the rise in popularity of DVD in the late 1990s and early 2000s. It is also the standard audio format for HDTV programming. With one digital cable from a DVD player and ultimately other sources like satellite and digital cable boxes, home theater enthusiasts could get discrete surround sound for six or more channels. This means that they could hear unique sounds coming from each of their rear speakers, which created much more detailed, cinema-like surround sound effects at home.

Dolby Digital (AC3)

Dolby Digital was preceded by Dolby Pro Logic, a 4.0 format found on many VHS tapes.

With the advent of Blu-ray, Dolby released two new codecs for the new disc format...

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Everything About Dolby TrueHD

Diana Joan

Aug 29, 2014 06:51 pm / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Knowledge

Dolby technologies have dramatically improved the way we experience high definition movies. And dolby TrueHD produces audio that is identical to—and every bit as spectacular as—the master recording. It lets you experience the full potential of Blu-ray, and is even ready for the future.  Here let’s discuss the definition and explanation of Dolby TrueHD.

Definition:

Dolby TrueHD is a high definition digital-based surround sound format that supports up to 8-channels of surround decoding and is bit-for-bit identical to a studio master recording.

Explanation:

Dolby True HD is one of the two best surround sound formats found in today’s Blu-ray-based home theater systems...

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Why Blu-ray Is Still Better Than Streaming Today?

Diana Joan

Aug 28, 2014 06:16 pm / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Hot Topics

Many people have thought that Netflix, and other streaming services will bury Blu-ray high-definition disc format– and within a few years, hardly anyone will remember that Blu-ray ever existed.

However, as for me, I love streaming video-on-demand, and I use it all the time for casual movie watching and preschooler entertaining, but I would never give up my Blu-ray player. When it comes to serious movie watching through my home theater system, when I want not only the best A/V experience but the best movie-watching experience, Blu-ray is still the way to go…and here are a few reasons why.

Blu-ray vs Streaming, which is better

1. Blu-ray still has better video quality

Slowly but surely, streaming services are improving the quality of their video streams, with iTunes, Netflix, CinemaNow, and VUDU all offering video-on-demand tit...

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How to get 3D Blu-ray onto your BenQ W1080ST projector for playback

Diana Joan

Aug 26, 2014 06:45 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

I’d consider myself a home entertainment enthusiast, as such I’m quite finicky when it comes to audio and video quality. I would happily drop out my LED TV and replace it with the BenQ W1080ST. The W1080ST delivered high quality and bright video, for as long as you were not shining a direct light at it.

And a few days before, I’ve purchased many 3D blu-ray movies, I wonder if my BenQ W1080ST projector directly play 3D blu-ray with 3D effect keeping? Is it necessary to hook up a Blu-ray player to it? I only have two options to hooking it up to a blu-ray player: S-video or that yellow video plug. No optical or DVI or HDMI plugs. I would really like to know before I go and spend a lot of money on a Blu-ray player.

BenQ W1080ST projector

From BenQ website, we learn that the W1080ST is a single chip DLP projecto...

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Get the Top 3D Projectors in 2017 to Make a Home Theater

Diana Joan

Aug 25, 2014 08:52 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Hot Topics

As you all know, in a theatre, when you see a 3D movie, you have an immersive experience, due to the huge screen you look at, whereas a 3D LCD display only looks like a box with people trapped inside it. Nowadays, 3D projectors are much more widespread than what they used to be, say, 2 years ago, from movies to TV channels in full HD 3D, and the prices of 3D equipment have gone down.

3D projector

So which is the top 3D Projector in 2017 for you to choose for 3D entertainment?

Because 3D projectors are commonly available nowadays, there are hundreds of models out there, with prices ranging from $1500 or less (for low end models) and going up to $5000 in some cases, or even more. We present to you a short list of 3D projectors, best suited for the average user or for home theatre aficionados...

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2017 Review: Top 5 Best Selling Windows/Mac Blu-ray Rippers

Diana Joan

Aug 22, 2014 06:25 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Hot Topics

Blu-ray video is known for its excellent video quality and incredible capacity, and is favored by video fans around the globe. When you need to save the content of a Blu-ray disc into another format for further editing, backup, sharing or playback or copy the Blu-ray onto your hard disk, the most appropriate solution is to use a best-selling Blu-ray ripping software.

Top 5 Blu-ray Rippers

What are the Top 5 Best Selling Windows/Mac Blu-ray Rippers in 2017?

According to industrial surveys, online response, user feedbacks and ownership recently, Pavtube ByteCopy, Pavtube BDMagic, DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper (3D Plus), Leawo Blu-ray Ripper,Xilisoft Blu-ray Ripper shall be crowned the top-rated 5 Blu-ray Ripper for Windows/Mac users.

Top 5 Blu-ray Rippers for Win/Mac Ranking and Review:

No. 1 Pavtube ByteCopy – Perfect...

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Is there any way to watch Blu-ray(ISO) movies on Xbox 360

Diana Joan

Aug 21, 2014 03:55 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Hot Topics

Xbox one latest news: Xbox One will stream TV to your phone or tablet with upcoming update.

The Xbox One is a fantastic console, and with a few more updates and games it could become a must-buy for media-savvy gamers. But do you know the fact: The Xbox is not only a good game console, but also a great media player? With the rising popularity of Blu-ray, you may have a large collection of Blu-ray Discs or Blu-ray ISO files and want to use your Xbox console to play it. However, you found it impossible because it doesn’t have a built-in Blu-ray drive and Xbox 360 only support 720P and 1080P resolution in AVI, MP4, MOV, WMV, etc. video formats not including Blu-ray ISO image files.

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Then is there any way to help you out? Absolutely yes...

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Best DTS Converter – Easily Convert DTS to AC3, MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, etc

Diana Joan

Aug 20, 2014 06:05 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Hot Topics

DTS (Digital Theater Systems) and Dolby Digital (AC-3) are the two most famous audio codec used in professional cinema and home theater system to record and play back multi-channel high-definition audio.

dts audio

A file with .DTS extension is multi-channel audio file encoded in the Digital Theater Systems (DTS) format. DTS file saves five tracks (include center, left-front, right-front, left-rear, and right-rear) of audio data used for surround sound. In order to play all channels of a DTS file, the output and speaker setup must support 5 channel audio. For example, this may be accomplished by using an optical out connection with a surround speaker system.

However, some HD TV like LG, Samsung smart TV and WD TV; Many media player like VLC, Windows Media Player, QuickTime player will not play DTS a...

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Backup Blu-ray to ISO, BDMV, M2TS, MKV for playing on WD TV Live Plus

Diana Joan

Aug 19, 2014 08:08 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: BD/DVD Tools

Western Digital’s amped up WD TV Live Plus goes beyond Netflix with Flickr, Pandora, DVD menu support, control through Windows, and more. You can play media from your home network and the Internet on your big screen TV. Plus, enjoy access to your Netflix unlimited membership and other premium content. What I mean is that you can experience them as big as life on your TV in Full-HD 1080p with WD TV Live Plus HD media player.

wd tv live plus

The supported file formats of WD TV Live Plus HD are including WMV9, AVI (MPEG1/2/4, Xvid, AVC), H.264, MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1), MOV (MPEG4, H.264), M2TS, TP, TS, MOV/MP4 (MPEG4, h.264), DVR-MS, VOB (unprotected or unencrypted). Here comes these questions:

Can WD TV Live Plus playback Blu-ray backups?

The answer is YES...

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