Msnbc.com does article on SACD and DVD-Audio!

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  1. KeithH

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    Check out this article on SACD and DVD-Audio on msnbc.com:
    http://www.msnbc.com/news/810537.asp?pne=msn
    In the article, the writer comments on the Sony SCD-C555ES and DVP-NS755V! Here is what he wrote:
     
  2. ReggieW

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    Keith,

    what did the article say about DVD-A?
     
  3. KeithH

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    Reggie, not to be evasive, but I provided the link to the article in my initial post.
     
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  5. KeithH

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    Micahel, thanks.
     
  6. Lin Park

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    My issue with this article is that he makes such a big deal about SACD having a leg up because of it's relationship to regular CD's and speaks of Sony's CD/SACD players. No mention is made of the fact that all of Sony's CD/SACD players have been discontinued and I think a large number of the members here believe that you don't want any video circuitry in your CD player (i.e. no DVD/SACD player is going to cut it for audio).

    I do agree that SACD seems to have the advantage now but wish that everyone in the industry would take the time to read the current Stereophile's "As We See It" column. Just to summarize it says that both DVD-A and SACD need to give the customer what they already have with CD from a flexibility standpoint while improving on the sound quality. I think SACD has a huge advantage here with hybrids because you can still rip songs from them to make your own compilations or play them in your car's CD player while enjoying improved quality on the SACD layer in your home system.

    It's going to be interesting to watch how all of this pans out over the next few years.

    Lin
     
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    Scratch that.. I figured out what the review was saying about DVD Audio on the 755V..

    I don't get it.. The Sony 755V is capable of playing DVD Audio? No where does Sony make mention of this. Could somebody please clarify?

    Also, are there any dedicated DVD Audio players out there? Or is it the nature of the beast to have DVD Audio combined with video (DVD)?

    thx. -gh
     
  8. KeithH

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    Greg asked:

     
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    I don't know the article seemed to avoid talking at all about DVD-Audio!
     
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  11. KeithH

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    Yeah, the average buyer has no concept of compromised audio performance with DVD players. If the average buyer were to look for an audio-only component, it would be because he or she simply didn't want a DVD player (i.e, "Why should I pay for something I don't want?"), not because he or she would be thinking that the DVD feature would adversely affect the audio performance.
     
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    Keith,
    Other than a passing reference to DVD-Audio, this looks like a great job of marketing by Sony's SACD department. There is but a passing reference to DVD-Audio, then it's all SACD.
    The guy clearly doesn't have a grasp on DVD-Audio, as evidenced by this paragraph:
     
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    I had read this article as well and was disappointed at the treatment of DVD Audio. He also quickly wrote off 5.1 audio because he could not get used to it. I wonder if people said the same thing when stereo became available decades ago. Just because the writer does not like the format is no reason not to explore it.
    The article needs to be placed in a commentary area not billed as news. There is too much bias here.
     
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    This report has been brought to you by Sony Music Group!
    "We will keep your discs spinning"![​IMG]
     
  15. KeithH

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    Yeah, the article is seriously lacking in the DVD-Audio department. No question about it. I was disappointed about that upon my first read. Still, I was excited to see the article in the first place. It's still stupid that they show the '86 version of the Let It Bleed CD.
    As I read the article, I wondered if the writer went out of his way to dumb it down for the average reader or if he simply did not know what he is talking about. His descriptions were either incorrect or overly simplistic for someone with an extensive vinyl collection and a heavily modded CD player. [​IMG]
     

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