Not understanding your logic but thanks for the review.This gets a 10.
First it was really nice to finally get to hear a clean copy of the original quad surround mix! I only had a poor copy of the original Q4 release as this was out of print for decades.
Second, the new SW 5.1 remix really blows the original surround mix out of the water!
What more to say...
He's got all the important elements of the mix (the original stereo as well as the quad) where they're supposed to be and none of the flaws. (The segues are the amusing extended versions as on the original surround mix.)
Haven't even gotten into the 2nd disc of extras or even the clean HD copies of the original stereo mixes yet. SO much material in this set!!
The DTS 24/96 format is a con for anyone with a standalone hardware disc player as most of them will only read the 'core dts' and as such you will not be able to correctly hear the content of this disc! Buyer beware (or buy it and demand a refund if you want to 'send a message'). But for those with the setup to read/play the content at full quality, this release is a 10 (even though the poor format choice should warrant a demerit). Or if you prefer - I'll give it an 11 and then -1 for the poor format choice of DTS 24/96.
Comes in a fancy book/box with lots of notes/interviews written in far too small text to be able to read. The reading material is not included as a file on the discs.
That is what I was thinking when I posted. ...24/48 dts sounds much better than 16/44 I have learned recently...Yeah, there is no "core" with DTS 24/96 like you have on DTS-HD... because DTS 24/96 is already lossy. The difference is just on the sample rate: standard DTS players will play it in 24/48kHz (not exactly 24bit resolution as it is lossy although the source certainly is) while those equipped with the special (and pretty uncommon) DTS 24/96 decoder will read it at 96kHz. There's barely any difference really, I have tested both against lossless 24bit/96kHz masters on pro gear.