Philips Bringing Super Audio to Cars!

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  1. Lee Scoggins

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    http://www.highfidelityreview.com/ne...umber=12508104

    Well this is certainly fantastic news for those who want great high fidelity in the auto.

    And also big SACD news: The new Dark Side of The Moon has sold 550,000 copies so far! [​IMG]

    I think this means we can look forward to more artists and very likely much more Pink Floyd on Super Audio.

    Also, there are some great titles like Elton John Made in England coming...

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    That's great news! This is definitely one of the major stepping stones to mainstream hi-res acceptance.
     
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    Any T Rex fans out there?

    This title should be awesome. [​IMG]
     
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    The second stepping stone to mainstream acceptance is to get newer and popular music out on SACD or DVD-A. It can't be just reissues of old stuff, or people won't make the jump. I know I won't make the jump until newer stuff is out. [​IMG]

    Lee, those sales numbers for the reissue of DSOTM are astonishing!
     
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    Anyone know what the sales are for the SACD release of Beck's Sea Change?

    I'm looking for some meaningful sales numbers that will give me a real indication of how SACD is doing.

    Sea Change sold well on CD, and is newer material from a relatively newer artist... so I'm wondering how many of the single-layer SACDs were sold.
     
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    I won't be putting SACD in my car but it proably bodes well for the format. How Is T-Rex's ELECTRIC WARRIOR a "key" release??? Sure, it's an intresting, good album but KEY???
     
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    Just to clarify what was really announced:

     
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    Personally, I think the announcement by "Death Cab For Cutie" that their next album will come out on SACD is a more important announcement than T-Rex or Elton John re-releases, but that's just me. I see new relevant bands making new music for the "alternative" market that choose to release on SACD day & date is the way forward. But that's just me.
     
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    Always spin...where is the 'fair and balanced' coverage?

    1) Dark Side of the Moon has sold over a million copies a year in many, many different years. Sales go up and down based on reissues, promotion, and other band/member activity. Is there any evidence that the current hybrid remaster is selling any faster than the previous redbook-only remaster did in its first few months of release? Anyone? Hello? Can anyone show a total projection for sales for the calendar year, and contrast that to all previous years?

    2) T.Rex is not a key release. It's a cool release, though.

    3) Where are the sales figures for DVD-A versus SACD hardware in the USA?

    4) Will Sony/Philips release any numbers on SACD installed-base (actual SACD layer listeners) as a percentage of the music-buying public? There's no way in hell they haven't done market research to determine this.

     
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    Why are you guys so negative here?

    Many of you complain that SACD needs auto delivery and they deliver on this and all you want to do is complain.

    Kotches points out that no player delivery dates have been announced. Puhleeze. How many delivery dates for future DVDA car systems have been announced? A handful?

    As you well know John, Harman is one of the largest audio conglomerates and a big player in auto systems.

    Michael is suggesting that T-Rex is not a key release...where did I say it was? It's a cool album, that's all. What about Elton John? that's an important fan base. What about Sting promoting the format?

    Even Lewis is questioning the DSOTM numbers...c'mon that's just ridiculous! The person is quoted on HFR!

    For the past two years, y'all have complained about Sony marketing and now they are bringing Sting to do promotions and other big artists. That's good news.

    You people look at the glass as half empty.

     
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    Right on Marc! Expensive audio discs of pop "idols" or butter...hmnnn...?
     
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    Lee,

    Stop spin doctoring. As others have pointed out, car DVD-A systems can be purchased right now. They aren't just being developed, they're being installed. In addition, auto manufacturers are offering DVD-Audio systems as factory installed equipment right now.

    Here's a nice link for you Panasonic Car DVD-Audio player. This press release goes back to 2000.

    Both car and portable DVD-A systems are available right now, and neither car nor portable SACD systems are for sale right now, even though SACD had about a 1 year headstart to market.

    Facts are what they are, and the fact is there are no SACD portable players, nor are there any SACD car units on the market right now and the fact is that there have been portable and car DVD-Audio units for some time.

    As I've said before, so much for ease of implementation.

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