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I was at JB HIFI today and was trying to find some DVD-A,SACD titles.I asked CD boy where they all are.SACD is lumped in with CD titles and DVD-A has its own section containing 9 titles.Whoo bloody Hoo :wacko: .No wonder Surround sound music is totally misunderstood.So i bought bugger all :angry: .What is the best shop in Melb to by DVD-A?

Paul

:angry: Seems to me the whole HD audio thing is a joke. I appreciate that SACD might be on its way out due to blue-Ray music discs - what a fantastic idea - hd music and video - the obvious extension with humungous potential - enough to get idiots like me running out and buying the latest next gen stuff. Now that I have it, where are the disks?. If I google Blue Ray music to find sources the most I can find are approx. 50 discs that have been released, in the universe. What nonsense.

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I was at JB HIFI today and was trying to find some DVD-A,SACD titles.I asked CD boy where they all are.SACD is lumped in with CD titles and DVD-A has its own section containing 9 titles.Whoo bloody Hoo :wacko: .No wonder Surround sound music is totally misunderstood.So i bought bugger all :angry: .What is the best shop in Melb to by DVD-A?

Paul

Not to mention HDCD and XRCD....

Sigh....

K William Ma

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Just been trawling through the net looking at various dvd-a and sacd sites. One that was very good some time ago appears to have stagnated...

Highfidelityreview

And one of my fave net haunts for purchases indicates limited future releases for SACD and virtually none for DVD-A.

CDUniverse

These may formats may almost be as dead as HD-DVD :unsure:

cheers

blairy

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I noticed that the Moody Blues albums have been remastered for SACD. Anyone tried them out? A bit of classic prog rock might be the way to go.

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I noticed that the Moody Blues albums have been remastered for SACD. Anyone tried them out? A bit of classic prog rock might be the way to go.

Don't expect wonders...they sound quite good considering the age of the masters.

However, one thing....they are clearly advertised as 5.1....the two titles I have (SEVENTH SOJOURN & DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED) are the old quad mixes from the 70's. There is no 5 and no .1 - again given their age they are better than the 20bit SBM remastered cd from the 90's

PS: If you want to hear a truely remarkable DVD-A (taking into consideration the age of the originals) try the Beatles-Love album. Absolute pristine quality and great mixes. That is if you are DVD-A capable.

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I love my DVD-A's and SACD's problem is these days if you want to expand on them, they're not bloody cheap! I would love that Beatles album, I shudder to think how much it's going for.

Maybe I should check :)

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Don't expect wonders...they sound quite good considering the age of the masters.

However, one thing....they are clearly advertised as 5.1....the two titles I have (SEVENTH SOJOURN & DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED) are the old quad mixes from the 70's. There is no 5 and no .1 - again given their age they are better than the 20bit SBM remastered cd from the 90's

PS: If you want to hear a truely remarkable DVD-A (taking into consideration the age of the originals) try the Beatles-Love album. Absolute pristine quality and great mixes. That is if you are DVD-A capable.

Yes I know about the quad mix. In their defence they might argue that there is a 5th channel - but there's nothing in it??? So are they an improvement on the CD & worth buying? Youtubing "The story in your eyes" made me realise how much i miss them and led me to the sacds. I have got a recent blu-ray of them which is pretty good but have an urge to revisit the back catalogue. My old cassette tapes just don't cut it anymore!

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PS: If you want to hear a truely remarkable DVD-A (taking into consideration the age of the originals) try the Beatles-Love album. Absolute pristine quality and great mixes. That is if you are DVD-A capable.

I have to agree here! much better than any of the CD remasters. One of my better multichannel purchases.

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I love my DVD-A's and SACD's problem is these days if you want to expand on them, they're not bloody cheap! I would love that Beatles album, I shudder to think how much it's going for.

Maybe I should check :)

Go buy it @ Amazon US$20.46 + shipping:

http://www.amazon.com/Love-CD-Audio-DVD-Beatles/dp/B000JJS8TM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329452359&sr=8-1

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Yes I know about the quad mix. In their defence they might argue that there is a 5th channel - but there's nothing in it??? So are they an improvement on the CD & worth buying? Youtubing "The story in your eyes" made me realise how much i miss them and led me to the sacds. I have got a recent blu-ray of them which is pretty good but have an urge to revisit the back catalogue. My old cassette tapes just don't cut it anymore!

Hey Fawlty,

if you are still listening to tapes...do yourself a favour- get the SACD's. They have increased in price a little...but patience on ebay should see some good deals....they aren't right up there in the high collectability stakes.

EBAY

AMAZON_UK

AMAZON_US

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Probably about 4mths ago I picked up Beatles_Love DVD-A for a mate for $13AUS delivered from amazon_uk (when they had free postage)...$20 odd dollars is money well spent. Keep an eye on ebay as well. You may still find it in JB amongst the beatles stuff.

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Probably about 4mths ago I picked up Beatles_Love DVD-A for a mate for $13AUS delivered from amazon_uk (when they had free postage)...$20 odd dollars is money well spent. Keep an eye on ebay as well. You may still find it in JB amongst the beatles stuff.

just ordered The Beatles Love dvda from Amazon US $25.69 delivered.

Where do JB keep the dvd audio discs...... in amongst the music dvd's ?

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Has anyone managed to output DSD to a compatible receiver/processor from their PC? Both Foobar & Media Center 17 can read .dff now, and even .iso, but I think video cards will only do LPCM, rather than .DSD.

Is there a way around this limitation without getting a, (presumably expensive), USB external DAC?

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just ordered The Beatles Love dvda from Amazon US $25.69 delivered.

Where do JB keep the dvd audio discs...... in amongst the music dvd's ?

Cooksta,

They are within the four walls of the store :hyper:

they are hopeless.

Paul.

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Must agree with earlier comments re The Beatles "Love" dvda, hard to believe how long ago these songs were recorded, well worth the price if you are a fan

Added a couple more dvda to my collection; now stands at 3 :purple: ; Steely Dan "Gaucho" and Talking Heads "Remain in light". Both good quality to my ears.

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Good to hear (pardon the pun),

Cooksta is your Talking Heads the CD + DVD-A (european) version or the Dualdisc (american) version?

I put together a DVD-A thread at SNA if anyone is interested - here contains links to technical, purchasing, some reviews etc.

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Good to hear (pardon the pun),

Cooksta is your Talking Heads the CD + DVD-A (european) version or the Dualdisc (american) version?

I put together a DVD-A thread at SNA if anyone is interested - here contains links to technical, purchasing, some reviews etc.

CD + DVD-A...... bought from Amazon US though.

Very good 5.1 mix on this one.

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