Sorry if there's aready a thread on this, I can't find one. DTS Master Audio Essential is what's written on the front of the BBD35/55 players. Here's the explanation: So, it refers to a player that has the full suite of DTS audio except DTS ES, DTS 96/24 and Neo:6. In other words, no big deal on a blu ray player. It had me worried before I found that press release, I thought it sounded like yet another way of sneaking incomplete coding under the radar yet still being able to use the MA monicker. I thought 'essential' might have equated to 'core'.
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Oh well, panic over if anyone else was wondering. Click to expand.Just before Toshiba launched their you-know-what players in Europe there was an official red&white DTS logo for just DTS-HD, which was just DTS core. You then had DTS-HD HR and DTS-HD MA. So, initially Toshibas players carried the DTS-HD logo on the website which was really confusing as just HD with no HR or MA was infact just DTS. Then they changed their logo completely to the current yellow swirly thing and dropped trying to call DTS anything else. This caused an awful lot of confusion at the time. If you google the HD-E1 for example, you'll see an awful lot of references to DTS-HD core, which is just normal DTS.