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Both Dolby Digital and DTS at their core are "lossy" compressed formats. In order to fit the large amount of data on a r-inch DVD or Blu-ray disc, compression is needed.
With DVD and digital television broadcasting, Dolby Digital eliminates a large percentage of the original recording, keeping the essential amount to maintain good fidelity.
DTS does the same, but less so and playing back at higher bit rates. This technique often results in a sound with a little more sparkle and rumble than a comparable Dolby Digital recording, but many times the two are virtually indistinguishable.
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