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    #31
    Re: DVD to HDX reduces audio quality

    Some more titles that all have 5.1 on DVD but are using STEREO on HDX:

    The Fugitive
    Heat
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith
    Ocean's Twelve
    Phantom of the Opera (2004)
    Unforgiven

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      #32
      Re: DVD to HDX reduces audio quality

      Some more titles that all have 5.1 on DVD but are using STEREO on HDX:

      Pleasantville
      Terminator 3
      Austin Powers In Goldmember
      The Missing

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        #33
        Re: DVD to HDX reduces audio quality

        Arrow: Season 1 offered by VUDU in Stereo but on disc at DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1.........
        Breaking Bad: The Fifth Season offered by VUDU in Stereo but on disc at DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1.........

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          #34
          Re: DVD to HDX reduces audio quality

          I have noticed this issue, but for me it is an inconvenience that I trust will be improved if not totally fixed in the future.

          I will admit, a few times I've started to watch a movie, particularly of the action genre, on Vudu and ended up switching to the blu-ray because the lack of 5.1 was that noticeable, but for the most part, it doesn't bother me for most dramas and/or comedies. The nice thing about this technology is that it is not static and will continue to improve as UV gets more support and bandwidth speeds continue to increase.

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            #35
            Re: DVD to HDX reduces audio quality

            A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) is offered by VUDU in Stereo but on disc at DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 .........
            The Godfather is offered by VUDU in Stereo but on disc at Dolby TrueHD 5.1 .........
            The Godfather Part II is offered by VUDU in Stereo but on disc at Dolby TrueHD 5.1 .........
            Breaking Bad: The Final Season is offered by VUDU in Stereo but on disc at DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 .........

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              #36
              Re: DVD to HDX reduces audio quality

              The Punisher (2004) is offered by VUDU in 2.0 Stereo but on disc at DTS-ES 6.1 .........
              Austin Powers 1 International Man of Mystery is offered by VUDU in 2.0 Stereo but on disc at Dolby TrueHD 5.1.........
              The Postman is offered by VUDU in 2.0 Stereo but on disc at Dolby TrueHD 5.1.........
              The Green Mile is offered by VUDU in 2.0 Stereo but on disc at Dolby TrueHD 5.1.........

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                #37
                Re: DVD to HDX reduces audio quality

                Game of Thrones: Season Three is offered by VUDU in 2.0 Stereo but on disc at DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 .........

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                  #38
                  Re: DVD to HDX reduces audio quality

                  Originally posted by pghflyer View Post
                  Game of Thrones: Season Three is offered by VUDU in 2.0 Stereo but on disc at DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 .........
                  I was curious so I looked. I checked a few. All the episodes appear to be in Dolby Digital 5.1. All the 'extras' are in Dolby Digital Stereo.

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                    #39
                    Re: DVD to HDX reduces audio quality

                    No, I only go by the specs VUDU lists on their "more info" page, I didn't get on and try it yet (frankly, I am not interested in anything that only plays in stereo). Good to know the quality is there and just their website is wrong.

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                      #40
                      Re: DVD to HDX reduces audio quality

                      Got one here too. 5.1 on DVD and just Dolby Stereo in HDX:

                      Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

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                        #41
                        Re: DVD to HDX reduces audio quality

                        Has anyone noticed any of their titles "fixed" with HDX 5.1 soundtracks?

                        I reported the below list several months ago via support, and I know it was escalated to the content team, but no fixes seem to be in the system yet that I have found.

                        This is my list of HDX 2.0 titles that need 5.1 re-encodes (some repeated from earlier posts on this thread):

                        Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
                        Lord of the Rings Return of the King
                        The Matrix
                        Austin Powers International Man of Mystery
                        Austin Powers THe spy Who Shagged Me
                        Austin Powers Goldmember
                        Batman Begins
                        The Godfather
                        The Godfather Part 2
                        Singin in the Rain
                        THe Fly (1986)
                        Goodfellas
                        Independence Day (ID4)
                        X-Files Fight the Future
                        Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
                        Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (info is missing)
                        Mission Impossible 3
                        Malcolm X
                        300
                        V for Vendetta
                        Troy
                        THe Mask
                        LA Confidential
                        Oceans 11 (new one)
                        The Shining
                        Napoleon Dynamite
                        Batman (1989)

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                          #42
                          Re: DVD to HDX reduces audio quality

                          I've given up waiting for 5.1 audio on the titles I requested fixes on. So I purchased Blu-ray versions of Running Scared (2006) and High Plains Drifter.

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                            #43
                            Re: DVD to HDX reduces audio quality

                            Originally posted by E55KEV View Post
                            I've given up waiting for 5.1 audio on the titles I requested fixes on. So I purchased Blu-ray versions of Running Scared (2006) and High Plains Drifter.
                            +1

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