600 replies later and still going strong
Dont know if anyone has mentioned any HDM Music DVDs yet but its both ironic and sad that there wont be too many of the HD DVD format going around anymore
First HD DVD I bought ( well actually my wife bought me for Vals Day) was one I had my eye on since I started looking at an XE1 after the
Santana: Hymns for Peace - Live at Montreux 2004
I wont do a review as such as the link does a good job of that but I just wanted to add that this DVD has one of the clearest and sharpest PQs of any dimly lit stage Ive ever seen. Everything is so crystally lifelike , right down to the woodgrain in Santanas guitar. Some scenes of the stage under lights look almost 3D and makes you really feel like you are sitting front row.
It features some fantastic talent onstage too , Herbie Hancock, John Maclughlin Steve Winwood Chick Corea Patti Austen all giving a 2 hour jammimg and mostly improvised performance that anyone that loves jazz will just drool over.
No top40 hits ..... a few covers of old songs improvised ..but mostly an intense jazz jam live onstage in DTS-HD or DD ( no DTS )
The DVD is strangely only 1080i which is bizzare because it is was shot with HD cameras....even so it still sparkles above a lot of the better PQ live performances. Not too sure how older concerts like Song Remains The Same will transfer like over to HD but on this DVD alone made me say to myself..."I would have paid double for an XE1 to watch that like it is "...probably why they were double
I wouldnt call it reference quality as it is underspecced for what HD DVD is capable of but for $25 ......WOW ......itll do me and is a vital must have for anyones music collection I reckon ( even in SD DVD )
Shame because HD DVD music video had so much potential