DVD-A Question

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  1. Robert_eb

    Robert_eb Supporting Actor

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    I currently own a dvd player (Pinoeer Elite DV-F07) that does not have DVDA. I was wondering if I can still play DVDA discs on this player or do I need to get a dedicated DVDA player.
     
  2. John Geelan

    John Geelan Screenwriter

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    Yes, you can play DVDA discs on a regular DVD player. You won't be able to access the Hi-Rez tracks but you will hear the Dolby Digital or DTS 5.1 track (which can sound very good).
     
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    If the disc has a DVD-V layer (normally with a DD, DTS, and/or 96/24 PCM track), you can. Most if not all DVD-As have this.

    That said, you are NOT playing the DVD-A tracks when you do this, but the other tracks. You need a true DVD-A capable player to get the hi-rez tracks.

    You may, however, find the non DVD-A tracks enjoyable until you get an updated player.

    BL
     
  4. Robert_eb

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    Thanks.
     
  5. LanceJ

    LanceJ Producer

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    Most, if not all, of AIX Records' dvd-audios have (96/24) stereo tracks playable on normal dvd-video players. And several Warner & Capitol/EMI dvd-audios as well.
    96/24 is what the majority of dvd-a titles use as their "hi-rez" format.
    LJ
     
  6. John Geelan

    John Geelan Screenwriter

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    Playing a DVDA on a regular DVD player is the way I got into DVD-Audio.

    I purchased Metallica's Black Album on dvda and found the DD 5.1 track sounded fantastic on a Toshiba 2109.

    That experience spurred me to purchase a real DVDA player (RP91) soon after. Especially when I found that the Fleetwood Mac dvda "Rumors" wouldn't play at all on the 2109.

    Since then I've purchased many dvda's and enjoy them all.
     
  7. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    thanks folks about the advice for DVD A, when Dark Side of the Moon comes out next year, just might have to upgrade to DVD-Audio then
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