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Is There really much of a diffence?

Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Mitch, Sep 5, 2004.

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  1. Mitch

    Mitch Guest

    Evening gents & Ladies,

    Is There really much of a diffence, as far as your average user
    is compared to Dolby Pro Logic Stereo,5.1 or 7.1
    or dare I say it the old quad Stereo?
    (Mine is Pro Logic. Which I admit sounds great even when 5.1 is played
    through it.)


    ACM 2, Cerebral Palsy, Dandy Walker Syndrome, Epilepsy
  2. TT

    TT Guest

    I really think you should have a read here first.

    Once you have done that and had a bit of a read of some of the other
    articles you will see that "Yes" there is a big difference and no you are
    not playing 5.1 through a Pro-Logic system.

    Regards TT
  3. Mitch

    Mitch Guest

    Thanks for the info. No I did not wish to infer that I would be listening
    to 5.1
    sound through my pro logic system, It would still be pro logic resolved NOT

  4. The difference between ProLogic and DD 5.1 (assuming decent speakers etc) is
    DTS & 6.1 & 7.1 - less so, but still significant given the right setup.
  5. RMD

    RMD Guest


    I have both Dolby Prologic and also Dolby 5.1 (using a digital link to
    the amplifier), and, quite frankly, I wouldn't say there are any
    enormous differences. They both sound pretty good to me.

    As to differences that are HUGE, as a previous poster intimates, then
    HUGE in my book is the difference betwen AM and FM radio, or vinyl and
    CD's. Or adding a subwoofer to a non-sub system.

    On that scale I'd say the differences between Dolby Prologic and Dolby
    5.1 are minor and mostly undetectable by your usual reasonably
    informed audio consumer.


    (To get email address ROT 13)
  6. Oat

    Oat Guest

    I have both Dolby Prologic and also Dolby 5.1 (using a digital link to
    The difference is enough that if you had Dolby 5.1 you would never use
    prologic. Same as DTS vs Dolby, if a dvd offers DTS, I'd always go
    with DTS.
  7. TT

    TT Guest

    Not necessarily ;-) This is where it gets very interesting. IMHO DD at 448
    kbs is better than half bitrate DTS at 786 kbs.

    Not all DTS is created equal - here endth the lesson ;-)

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