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Blue Man dvd audio ROCKS!!

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#1 of 16 OFFLINE   Troy TN

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Posted October 18 2001 - 11:29 AM

Run....don't walk and get this dvd audio release. Its has a 5.1 DTS surround sound track on it so it plays on all dvd players with a dts output. I do not have dvd audio yet and for $15 at www.amazon.com its the most amazing surround sound experiance I have yet heard in surround sound music.

Why doesn't DTS have this title listed as having a DTS track on their website.

Get it and be prepared to be blown away. Watch those subwoofer levels, this disc has some serious bass in it....


#2 of 16 OFFLINE   Jehan


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Posted October 18 2001 - 11:31 AM

Thanks for reminding me, I have been meaning to pick this up. I listened to bits and pieces on mp3 and even there they sounded pretty amazing.
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#3 of 16 OFFLINE   Ted Kontos

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Posted October 18 2001 - 01:53 PM

With the still video images that display as you're listening, it's probably as close to the Blue Man live experience we'll ever get at home. The interview with the BMG creators is hilarious, as well! ------------------ -------- Ted K. "Wait here. Be right back" -Godot
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#4 of 16 OFFLINE   Jay Mitchosky

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Posted October 18 2001 - 06:39 PM

I saw them live in Vegas. Tempted to pick up this disc, although I'm not sure whether or not the music will hold up for me without the visuals.


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#5 of 16 OFFLINE   Dave Smith

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Posted October 18 2001 - 07:54 PM

Jay, go get it Posted Image

I saw them in Vegas last month, and to prepare I bought the disc in advance. The DTS track is unbelievably good. Even with my fairly basic system (JBL NSP1, Sony SA-WM40) I can turn it up loud enough to sound almost as loud and bassy as the live show.


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#6 of 16 OFFLINE   Bill Eberhardt

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Posted October 19 2001 - 06:49 AM

I bought this one yesterday and it is indeed awesome. They are an amazing group. Almost makes me want to head out to the hardware store for some pvc tubing. I hope they come out with a video soon or else I will be forced to go see their live show. I've never said that about any other performers.

#7 of 16 OFFLINE   Bill Catherall

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Posted October 19 2001 - 07:51 AM

Could you be a little more specific about the audio format? I'm a little confused. Is it DVD-A, DTS, or what? Does it have a DD track? My DVD player is a first generation Sony DVP-S3000 and doesn't output DTS so all I can listen to for now is DD.


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#8 of 16 OFFLINE   Henry Carmona

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Posted October 19 2001 - 07:53 AM

I love it!!
If you have DTS-ES, Youll love Sheryl Crowe's
"Globe Sessions" also!

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#9 of 16 OFFLINE   jinksee


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Posted October 19 2001 - 08:26 AM

Bill, The Blue Man Group DVD-A also has a DTS and a DD 5.1 track. I bought the disk when I only had DD 5.1 and ended up purchasing a DVD-A player only a week later. Great Stuff!

#10 of 16 OFFLINE   Jeff Brooks

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Posted October 19 2001 - 08:32 AM

It's DVD-Audio on one side and DVD-Video on the other. I'd like to see a DVD of their live show; but, this is all we have, for now.

#11 of 16 OFFLINE   Bill Catherall

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Posted October 19 2001 - 09:12 AM

Stephen - Thanks for the info. Looks like I'll be adding this to my "most wanted" list.

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#12 of 16 OFFLINE   Tom Boucher

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Posted October 19 2001 - 09:47 AM

I have the CD, I have the DVD, and I saw them in Vegas back in March.

I highly recommend all three.

The DVD is two sided, one sided has DD/DTS sound with a few images popping up while you listen.

The other side has a few shorts, including one from the show (not the blue men, a videon on the discussion of plumbing)

It's a great disc. Well worth it.


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#13 of 16 OFFLINE   Chris Rock

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Posted October 19 2001 - 09:57 AM

Yeah, this disc does rock in DVD-A. Anyone with a newer JVC DVD-A player have this disc lock up on them (on the DVD-Video side)? Mine does. Fortunately, I can still play the DVD-A side just fine. And if I really want to play the other side, I can pop it in my PS2. ------------------ "You advance yourself only by my good graces."

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Posted October 19 2001 - 10:27 AM

Couple of questions:
- Is the DVD the same was the CD (except for mix)?
- Do I need any special hardware to play DVD-A (besides my receiver and DVD player)?


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#15 of 16 OFFLINE   Chris Rock

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Posted October 19 2001 - 10:31 AM

I don't know about the CD, but to hear it in it's best form, DVD-Audio, you need a DVD-Audio player and a receiver that has 5.1ch inputs. If you only have a regular DVD player, you can hear an excellent DD and DTS mix of the CD. ------------------ "You advance yourself only by my good graces."

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Posted October 19 2001 - 12:36 PM

I can second the recommendation for purchasing BMG's DVD! I'd also seen them perform in Vegas last March. Just purchased tickets to catch their show in Chicago for Nov. 10 with seats in the PONCHO SECTION!!! Posted Image

As for how the DVD compares to the CD? I've got both of them. The DVD has an entirely encompassing mix, along with a slideshow containing stills of their performances. The DVD also contains an interview with the creator/s of BMG where they speak about how they've been able to create interesting instruments to bring forth the Blue Man (all the while Blue Men play with paint on the window behind the interview taking place). The DVD also contains bonus audio tracks such as audio commercials, as well as the aforementioned "plumbing video".

I can't recommend this one enough!




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