List of dvd-a with 2 channel hi resolution

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  1. Greg Br

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    Just wanted to pick uo a few disks that have both formats on it to see how they sound, I know Hotel California has a stereo track but can anyone give me some others?
     
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    Don't *all* DVD-Audio discs have a high-resolution stereo mix?

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    Not from what I have read, if it does not have one you can downmix to 2 channel but lose sound quality, John Kotches has stated this is several threads.
     
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    Most DVD-Audio discs have a high resolution 2-channel track, but there are some exceptions. The definition of high resolution can vary. Typically, it is 24-bit 96kHz, but some, like the recent Best of Al Green, are apparently 24-bit 48kHz.

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    Ken, is there a way to identify the disks that have a two channel hi res mix, is it in the packageing
     
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    There should be something on the packaging indicating "advanced resolution stereo" or something to that effect. There may be a few mis-labels, of course. [​IMG]
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    do you mean PCM? if so most dvds that have it will list it on the packaging
     
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    Unfortunately, it tends to be a mixed bag at this point. I presume that a standard for what high resolution 2-channel is, doesn't exist.

    Perhaps the recordings, which come from various sources, prohibit a standard at this time. The packaging however, is standardized, and simply mentions high resolution 2-channel and/or multichannel.

    Off the top of my head, only Rumors & The Bluegrass Sessions do not contain a hi-rez 2-channel mix, out of about 20 discs in my collection.
     
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    Both Grateful Dead albums have a 2 channel 24/96 track in addition to the 5.1 tracks.
     
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    After the first 5 to 10 titles out of Warner, Warner started issuing everything with dedicated stereo tracks, as opposed to downmixes.

    The sampling rates vary from 24/48K all the way out to 24/192K. One of the mastering houses that does the WB DVD-A titles just converted over to 24/192K consoles, the other is in the process of doing so.

    Some of the titles with 24/192K stereo:

    Eagles "Hotel California"

    America "Homecoming"

    Carly Simon "No Secrets"

    The Doobie Bros "The Captain and Me"

    Some of the titles with 24/96k Stereo tracks:

    The Doors "LA Woman"

    Steely Dan "Two Against Nature"

    Joni Mitchell "Both Sides Now"

    All Silverline records titles to date have only been 5.1. I am not at home and can't pop in any of the AIX titles to check them out.

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    Jonatha Brooke's "Steady Pull" DVD-A is 192.
     

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