Which Moody Blues DVD is better?

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  1. Steve Meskell

    Steve Meskell Second Unit

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    I have been "struggling" on which DVD to buy..
    Moody Blues: A Night At Red Rocks With The Colorado Symphony Orchestra
    Moody Blues, The: Hall Of Fame - Live From The Royal Albert Hall
    The hall of fame DVD has dts, and from what I can tell the Red Rock DVD is just DD 2:0. I love dts...[​IMG]
    But I love the song selection on Red Rocks show
    Is the sound on the Hall of Fame show that great that it is the one to buy??
     
  2. Dave Ringkor

    Dave Ringkor Stunt Coordinator

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    Do what I did -- compromise and get them both! The concerts are completely different, with different set lists and orchestrations of the songs that are common. Also pick up "Legend of a Band." All three discs are worth it.
     
  3. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    We got Red Rocks and Legend of a Band. My wife loves them both. As to the third disc...don't give her any ideas! [​IMG]
     
  4. Randy A Salas

    Randy A Salas Screenwriter

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    The surround sound on Hall of Fame is really something special, especially on a track such as English Sunset. That DVD received an honor as one of the best-sounding music-related titles last year.
     
  5. Cliff

    Cliff Stunt Coordinator

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    Hall of Fame sounds spectacular. It is one of the discs I use to demo my system for guests. Be aware that most of the bass is in the front left and right channels, and there is no 0.1 LFE channel. Not a problem if you have your speakers set up as small, or if bass from the front main channels is reduplicated to the sub ("both" setting on Yamaha receivers).
     
  6. Ian Such

    Ian Such Stunt Coordinator

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    Yes, have to agree there - Hall of Fame sound is great (and that's just Dolby Digital, I don't have DTS [​IMG]). Pity it wasn't anamorphic tho.
     
  7. MattHR

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    LIVE AT RED ROCKS indicates Dolby Digital (2.0) on the cover, but also includes a PCM track, which is unusual for Universal Music. It's switchable "on-the-fly", and renders the Dolby track useless upon comparison.

    I have the RED ROCKS laserdisc (PCM), which I always thought sounded great, until I heard the HALL OF FAME dvd (DTS).

    However, the RED ROCKS laserdisc's PCM is still superior to the DVD's PCM. Fuller sounding, with better detail in the orchestra's backing instruments.
     

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