1. Guest,
    If you need help getting to know Xenforo, please see our guide here. If you have feedback or questions, please post those here.
    Dismiss Notice

Led Zeppelin How The West Was Won DVD-A review

Discussion in 'Music' started by HankM, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. HankM

    HankM Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 1999
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    0
  2. Chris Elm

    Chris Elm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2003
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes I found that this morning, and I have now decided to hold off on that purchase.[​IMG]
     
  3. Justin Lane

    Justin Lane Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2000
    Messages:
    2,149
    Likes Received:
    0
    That had to be one of the worst, most incoherant reviews I have read to date. The author never really made a point as to the recording quality. Was he listening to the surround mix or the stereo mix? He is not clear on that point and I don't think he actually had a clue as to what he was listening.

    I love these lines:

     
  4. Doug Schiller

    Doug Schiller Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 1998
    Messages:
    767
    Likes Received:
    0
    I agree, a terrible review. I kept trying to scroll down to see if there was more. How could he not at least review the HiRez 2CH version and compare that to the redbook layer?

    I take HighFidelity reviews with a grain of salt, they tore Pet Sounds to shred yet I think it is a great DVDA.

    I still don't understand how they run that site. This Zep disc isn't released yet and they have a review but 15 Dylan albums (3 of which are arguably in the top 10 albums of all time) are released on SACD Sept 16 and they can't find time to review a single title?

    Doug
     
  5. LarryDavenport

    LarryDavenport Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 1999
    Messages:
    2,980
    Likes Received:
    0
    What Doug said. I read High Fidelity for the news, not the reviews. Plus, someone reviewing something on a Hi-Fi system that would cost me a years salary to reproduce is of no use to me.
     
  6. ElevSkyMovie

    ElevSkyMovie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    0
    I agree that the review is rather vague and the author comes across as a pompous ass, but I think in the end, he was saying that the surround mix sucks and the high-rez stereo is no better than the cd version, so why bother with a dvd-a version.

    I would probably disagree, but that's his opinion.
     
  7. Trina

    Trina Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2003
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well, I'll let my ears be the judge. The review didn't make much sense to me. He went on and on and on about a lot of stuff except the DVD-A. He had very little to say in regards to reviewing the DVD-A compared to the CD version. And what's this about having problems getting it in the player?

    T
     
  8. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2000
    Messages:
    5,715
    Likes Received:
    0
    I hope someone gets the DVD-A and compares the extra length of those two tracks to the CD to see if it's real or not.

    I.e., maybe it's just typos on the packaging, or the "lead ins" for the CD tracks not being counted or something.

    Dude sounds like a limey... [​IMG]
     
  9. Justin Lane

    Justin Lane Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2000
    Messages:
    2,149
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  10. HankM

    HankM Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 1999
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    0
    We alll know the source material isn't that great but the performance is second to none. I would like to hear other reviews from our forum members who have it. What I want is the Zep catalog out on hi-rez be it DVD-A or SACD.
     
  11. Gordon McMurphy

    Gordon McMurphy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2002
    Messages:
    3,530
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  12. Dan Stone

    Dan Stone Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2001
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  13. Rich Malloy

    Rich Malloy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2000
    Messages:
    3,999
    Likes Received:
    0
    Did you guys also read Stuart's addendum? He agrees with Andy Giles' comments, but puts a finer point on it:

     
  14. Michael_T

    Michael_T Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    461
    Likes Received:
    0
    Whoops... seeing how I just bought this today, and opened it already (even though I am at work and can't play it yet), I guess I am stuck with it and, according to HFR, the terrible 5.1 mix.

    Oh well, as they say with money (sometimes).. "easy come...easy go".[​IMG]
     
  15. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2001
    Messages:
    4,956
    Likes Received:
    1
    Since I like to have a version of everything I listen to outside the home, I wouldn't regret getting the CDs no matter what. But the DVD-A was going to be an automatic purchase... until this thread. Quite upsetting.
     
  16. LanceJ

    LanceJ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2002
    Messages:
    3,168
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well this sucks.

    Jeez, why didn't they pick a popular studio album to debut LZ on dvd-audio?? Can you imagine the talk around water coolers: "Yea man, I just listened to 'Stairway' last night in 5.1 surround. It was f****n AWESOME!. You gotta a HT system too? Hell, I'll bring it over tonight then......."

    If it's really as bad as the reviewers say, a lot of people (if this is their first exposure to dvd-audio) will play this and wonder what all the fuss concerning hi-res and surround music is about.

    And how about a dvd-audio from Tool, Nirvana or Pearl Jam? Not cheap from a royalty perspective I'll bet, but as the saying goes, it takes money to make money.

    LJ
     
  17. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2001
    Messages:
    4,956
    Likes Received:
    1
     
  18. LarryDavenport

    LarryDavenport Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 1999
    Messages:
    2,980
    Likes Received:
    0
    Courtney Love has to get out of rehab before we might get anything by Nirvana. We still don't have DVDs for Sold Out, 1991; The Year Punk Broke, Hype!, or Unplugged (not to mention the Box Set).
     
  19. Brian L

    Brian L Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 1998
    Messages:
    2,882
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  20. Tom Foley

    Tom Foley Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2001
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is such a bummer. This was one of the reasons I upgraded my system! I don't know if I can totally believe that review as well, because I've listened to "Immigrant Song" from HTWWW on the Zeppelin DVD in DTS 5.1 and it sounded fine. I can't say that it was good enough for me to double-dip on this title, but the potential seemed to be there for a great DVD-A track.

    I can wait a day or two. In the mean time, anybody who picked up the DVD-A already, please report back on whether it is as disappointing as HFR makes it out to be. The sound engineer promised that the DVD-A was going to be amazing!
     

Share This Page