How are the Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, and Clapton & King DVD-Audio discs?

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  1. KeithH

    KeithH Lead Actor

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    I just got the Paul Simon You're The One, Eric Clapton Reptile, and B.B King & Eric Clapton Riding with the King CDs the other day and am very impressed with them. The music and the sound are great on all three. I really like these discs. Now I am thinking about getting them on DVD-Audio. I am looking for opinions on how the stereo DVD-Audio tracks compare to the CDs. Is there a major improvement on the DVD-Audio discs? Also, how are the surround-sound DVD-Audio tracks? Are they gimmicky? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Mark F Hall

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    I have Reptile and Riding With The King on DVD-Audio. Both Stereo versions are an improvement when compared to the CD. The surround mix on Riding With The King is great IMHO, but the Reptile mix seems lacking in comparison to other DVD-A discs I have. I hope this helps.

    Mark
     
  3. Ron Etaylor

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    I have the Paul Simon DVD-A but haven't listened to the regular stereo mix. The DVD-A is nice, but doesn't have that gimmicky seperation that makes the multi-channel audio so much fun(yes I know, one day we'll realize less gimmicky is preferable). Good album from PS.
     
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    I've only listened to the DTS stream off of 'Riding With The King', but I immediately noticed a HUGE difference between the bass guitar on the CD and DTS. On the DTS you can hear the string slap and the guitar sounds OH so much better. The CD sounds muffled in comparison. I can only imagine the difference between the MLP version and the redbook.
    In fact, this is one reason that I'd like to accelerate my DVD-A purchase. But I'm doing the SACD thing right now. [​IMG]
    Thanks, of course, to Keith's constant promotion on this board. [​IMG] Heh, you getting comission checks from Sony?
    -Aaron [​IMG]
     
  5. KeithH

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    Thanks for the comments, everyone. I kind of knew this before I asked the question, but based on your comments, I will be buying these DVD-Audio discs. This is very exciting for me. Since the release of new titles on DVD-Audio has been slow, I can't remember another time when I wanted three titles at once. I know these aren't new titles, but still, I actually want three DVD-Audio discs at one time! [​IMG]
    Aaron said:
     
  6. Phil A

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    Only have 'Riding with the King' on DVD-A. The 6-channel DVD-A is pretty good - kind of a blues club type feeling.
     
  7. KeithH

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    Phil, that sounds great. I'd like that blues club feel. It's on my wantlist!
     

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