Does DVD-Audio exist anymore?

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  1. David Ruiz

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    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but does DVD-Audio exist anymore? The only new discs I have seen are not really DVD-Audio discs at all.

    For example, the new Backstreet Boys album and the new Jennifer Lopez album. Both come in a "DualDisc" which has the CD on one side and the DVD on the other side, but neither DVD has the "Advanced Resolution" audio track that DVD-Audio used to have on it.

    Did they just stop making DVD-Audio discs altogether or am I just not looking hard enough?
     
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    For Dualdisc, hi-rez content is label-dependent. Case in point: the new NIN "With Teeth" Dualdisc DOES contain a hi-rez mix. It's mostly the Sony-owned labels who are foregoing hi-rez...

    There are a handful of standalone DVD-A releases nowadays. Beck's recent "Guero" was released in a special edition that contained both the CD and DVD-A - same with the REM dualpack rereleases...
     
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    3 Doors down Dual disc is also dvd-a as well as Diana Krall's "The Girl In the other room" and the new Foo Fighters disc. There are others too, you just have to look around.
     
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    This issue has been so thoroughly vetted/flogged in the Music area, I question the need for a new thread on the topic.

    DVD-A releases, which were arguably never a tidal wave, have largely ceased from the majors, somewhat due to their spotty shift to Dual releases.

    Previous releases are available from a variety of e-tailers, some even having been re-released as CD/DVD-A "Double Disc" packages (e.g., some Seal and R.E.M. titles).

    Just yesterday UMG announced support of Blu-ray.

    The sands are shifting regarding the future of hi rez music, but we just don't know what the desert will look like when the winds stop.

    -p
     
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    The Dire Straits' "Brothers in Arms" just came out yesterday in a DualDisc format whose DVD side contains a DVD-Audio version.

    Sounds beautiful; so slick you slide off the couch listening to it (not so sure this album has aged that well).
     

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