I used to collect pirated DVDs and would always look for the Malaysia version (as opposed to China version na copied from R3 original) since they are copied from R1 dvd and would always boast of their DTS track. Now, I've been collecting original DVDs and still look for those with DTS track. I've just observed na mas malakas and mas maganda yata DTS audio ng pirated kaysa DTS audio ng original DVDs na nabili ko. I would know kasi I would always set the volume at 15 (30 is maximum) of my DVD component. With my pirated DVDs, I would sometimes have to adjust the volume down to 12 kasi sobrang lakas and parang nayayanig yung house. But with my original DVDs, kahit DTS yung audio, yung volume 15 hindi kasing lakas ng pirated. PQ wise superior talaga orig pero I miss the earth-shaterring DTS sound. Is it because R3 yung original ko and yung pirated DVDs R1?
im not an expert but maybe i can help... i dont think na since its an R3 dvd thats the problem. because even if like you said your p****** copy is copied from R1, nababago pa din yung quality nun because of the size of the disc they're using. most dvds use double sided dvd9 discs, while yung p****** uses only single sided dvd5. so the smaller the space on the disc, mas compressed yung files so it sacrifices the quality, PQ and SQ wise.
are you using a DVD component with how many speakers sir? are you using a full 5.1 system? the reason im asking is, baka kaya you're saying before na sobra lakas ng p****** with DTS compared to an original with DTS is because the p******* disc may not have the same detail as the original disc. baka nga malakas siya, pero nde naman the same ang quality ng sound and detail. for me, its really not yung lakas but also the quality of the sound that you hear, the details of the scene that you're watching. like in subtle sound effects, yung rain scenes in ratatouille, scenes in master commander where you hear footsteps on top of you... madami pa examples pero i cant think if anything more.
can you give me an example of an orig DVD that you have na mahina ang sound? maybe i can check if indeed mahina yung sounds niya...
for me, original is still the way to go for great PQ and SQ. but thats just me. hope this helps a bit.
just my 2 cents...