Article "DVD-Audio and SACD: In It for the Long Haul"

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    Good article! [​IMG]
     
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    Though interesting, that article pays lip service to SACD.
     
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    From the link:

     
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    thanks for the article, very good read.

    If WB are thinking of releasing Dire Straits, how about Prince and his albums.

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    Justin,

    Unfortunately, Warner just hasn't delivered the goods. There are a number of artists in their stable that have not seen DVD-Audio treatment, even with just one release. It's sad. [​IMG]


    Steve,

    I understand the point and agree with it. In my opinion, SACD and DVD-Audio will never make it with the masses the way CD has because SACD and DVD-Audio are not "revolutionary" in the way CD was. In short, digital technology on an optical disc is not new. To the average consumer, SACD and DVD-Audio are likely to be viewed as the same old same old. SACDs and DVD-Audio discs are not more convenient to use in the home or on the go than formats currently available (DVD-Audio is less so), and the discs are not more durable than what is currently available. I believe these qualities are far more important to the average consumer than sound quality or even the option of surround sound.


    Oscar,

    Absolutely. I would love to see 1999 and Purple Rain on DVD-Audio. And earlier Madonna titles too (Madonna, Like A Virgin, and True Blue).
     
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    I just got a new DVD player that can play DVD-Audio.

    After looking through the DVD-Audio catalog on dvdplanet.com and digitaleyes.net, I can say that there isn't one DVD-Audio disc I'm interested in. The collection is mostly classical and classic rock. I noticed Natalie Merchant, but do they put out Ophelia? No, Tigerlilly, a much worse album.

    Where's Pink Floyd? Shakira? Moby? Depeche Mode?

    At those prices it will have to be an album I like A+. I won't be paying $20 to get a DVD-Audio version of a C or even B-grade album.

    I'd like to get one just to experience the surround format, to discover how it sounds. I like classical music but I already have my preferred recordings.
     
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    So was "The Nightfly" I believe, and it sounds incredible on DVD-A.

    It's a real treat!
     
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