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Old 06-15-07, 03:09 PM   #18
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Default Re: I guess I'm a tad confused (regarding lossless audio)

Originally Posted by CainSyris
Ever heard of dialogue normalization problems on the Dolby TrueHD audio tracks on HD DVD's released by WB so far?

Kinda surprised he didn't bring it up. Why would that be, Ruin?
Because Ruined actually knows what dialogue normalization is, as opposed to someone who is simply reading threads by Sony insiders and Blu-Ray fanboys on AVSFORUM then pretending to know something about home theater.

Ruined knows that it is not a "problem" and is actually a feature of Dolby Digital that has zero impact on the soundtrack other than the overall volume level. To give dialnorm some headroom the overall master reference volume level of a flick is generally reduced by about 4db. This has no impact on dynamic range and can be compensated for by, you guessed it, turning your receiver's volume knob up by 4db.

All dialnorm does is raise or lower the master volume of a flick dynamically so that you don't have to change your volume setting between HD DVDs. It can also be disabled on your HD DVD player/decoder if you don't like that feature.
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