About 5.1 Audio
The DVD contains two versions of the title on the disc to facilitate maximum compatibility: DVD-Audio and Dolby Digital 5.1. It's truly 'plug and play' with players recognizing either the DVD-Audio or Dolby Digital format immediately after insertion of the disc.
DVD-Audio is a format that will play an uncompressed version of the 24bit/48khz high resolution files in select cars and in home theaters. With regard to vehicles, Acura and Lexus are the predominant manufactures of cars that lend themselves to the 5.1 Surround Sound Audio experience via their ELS Surround and Mark Levinson Surround systems. In addition, many mid-to high level home theatre DVD players recognize the DVD-Audio format and will play the uncompressed files in the home theatre environment.
Dolby Digital 5.1 offers maximum flexibility and universal compatibility across virtually every DVD player on the planet. Dolby Digital is a compressed format, but set-up correctly in a home theatre environment (dis-engaging any compression settings) it can offer a stellar representation of the Surround Sound mix. In addition, those individuals driving SUV's/Mini Vans with video entertainment systems will get the added bonus of being able to play the Dolby Digital version in their DVD Video systems. Just load the DVD into the DVD player and it'll default to the Dolby Digital version via a visual menu. Just select 'play' and you're ready to go.
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