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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   MichaelBarletta

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Posted January 22 2004 - 11:47 AM

I'm looking into buying Pink Floyd Dark Side of The Moon on sacd and Frampton Comes Alive! on dvd-a (when it comes out). My question is, will these play on my H/T system with a Sony NC-615 player. It does not play in sacd, so what will I get from the sacd disk, DD 2.0? I hope not! What will the dvd-a give me? Thanks in advance, Mike.

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   ChrisWiggles

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Posted January 22 2004 - 11:58 AM

This is not a DVD-A or SACD player.

Thus you will not get any of the benefits of the high resolution MLP or DSD tracks.

Likely you will get a lossy DD surround version though, which should be decent. Not familiar with the disc though.

#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Ed Moxley

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Posted January 22 2004 - 04:44 PM

With DSOTM sacd, you will just get stereo, since you don't have the 6 analog outputs for the HiRes multi-channel tracks. You may get PL II, not sure though.
With the Peter Frampton dvd-a, you should be able to play the DD or dts tracks, just like you do in a movie.
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#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Kyhl

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Posted January 23 2004 - 03:30 AM

When playing DSOTM without SACD you will be listening to the CD layer only which is the same resolution as any other CD.

#5 of 5 OFFLINE   MichaelBarletta

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Posted January 23 2004 - 10:34 AM

Thanks so much. Mike.