R.e.m. Aftp Dvd-a

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  1. MatS

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    please post reviews/impressions if you picked this up today
     
  2. Jason_H

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    I believe it was delayed until Dec. 3rd? This is what Amazon is showing now, they previously had it pushed back to Nov. 19th I think.

    On another note, I just finally got around listening to the DVD-A of Reveal yesterday. Like my only other DVD-A, Bjork's Vespertine, I had to turn down the surrounds a little bit or it was a bit overwhelming, but once I made that correction the sound was a revalation. They both sound just wonderful.
     
  3. Justin Lane

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    I think it is still supposed to be coming out on the 19th though it could have been pushed back again. Amazon is no longer that reliable of a source for DVD-A. It seems like they don't have stock on hand for many titles, so they end up ordering the titles before shipping them out to you adding long delays.

    J
     
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    I didn't want to start a whole seperate thread for this so I hope this is O.K. to write this here:
    For people with a DTS96/24 decoder: I was at Best Buy last night and saw two new dvd-audios from DTS Entertainment, "Brazilian Jazz" & "Brazilian Bossa". In addition to the dvd-audio tracks they both include DTS' new 96/24 compressed format. I would really like to hear what this format sounds like, since regular DTS sounds so good allready. The price? drum roll........... one was $24.99 and the other $27.99. Wow!
    Any volunteers? [​IMG]
    LJ
     
  5. John Geelan

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    I'm also patiently waiting for the DVDA release.

    I have REM's Reveal and it does sound much better than the cd version.
     
  6. MatS

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    ok, let's try this again
    if you pick this up tomorrow please post impressions
     
  7. Justin Lane

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    Mat,
    I am pretty sure this disc is now scheduled to be released on December 3rd not tomorrow. I never heard any announcement of a delay, but DVDEmpire as well as Circuit City both represent this date as the new release. I will give you my impressions on the 3rd if and when I get the disc in my hands. [​IMG]
    J
     
  8. Jeff Keene

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    But on a happier note, DVD-Empire shipped Yes- Fragile!!
     
  9. MatS

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    dare I ask if this is out yet??

    impressions please
     
  10. ChrisP

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    Picked up yesterday at BBuy. Gave it a quick listen last night. I was suprised looking at the case that the Hi-Rez tracks were only 48/22, but i guess that's due to the source recordings (dat?). Anyway, I thought it was great. Some nice surround effects, fairly active rear channels. There were a couple points where M. Stipe's lead vocal is centered in the front, and his second vocal track, where he's backing himself up come from the rear center.

    All in all, i thought it was a good surround mix, and it sounds pretty great to me.
     
  11. John Kotches

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    Chris,

    You noticed that Center Rear placement too? Very eerie.

    And yes, the source recordings were 48K, although I don't know the sampling depth. Rather than upsample, they left 'em as is which is a better choice IMO.

    Quailty is good, but am I the only one who thinks the drum kit was compressed too much on Drive?

    Regards,
     
  12. Michael St. Clair

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    So what stereo versions are included? DD2.0 448k for the DVD-V side, and 24/48 stereo for the DVD-A side?
     
  13. John Kotches

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    According to the packaging, it's DD & DTS 5.1, but I have not verified this in a non DVD-A capable player at this time.

    Stereo is 24/48 too.

    See above, initial sampling rate was 48K on the masters (including the digital stereo master), so no big gain to be had by upsampling that either.

    Regards,
     
  14. Justin Lane

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    From what I have listened to on this disc, I am very very impressed. The DVD-A is miles ahead of the redbook release which I also own. The multichannel mix is very well done. A few surprising parts such as the backup voacals coming from the rear as already mentioned, but nothing too silly like having the main vocals in the rears. If you are a rock fan pick this one up as well as Reveal which is also excellent.

    Any word on more R.E.M. coing to DVD-A?


    J
     
  15. MatS

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    thanx everyone for the {country}feedback [​IMG]
     
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    Is the stereo PCM on the DVD-A section, or the DVD-V section?
     
  17. Justin Lane

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    Michael,

    The Hi-res stereo PCM track is available on the DVD-A layer for sure. Seeing that I have my player set for DVD-A, I do not access the DVD-V portion of the disc, but if the grid on the back of the disc is correct, only DD and DTS are available for DVD-V players.

    J
     
  18. Ken_McAlinden

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    Michael,

    Breakdown as follows:

    DVD-V program:

    DTS 5.1 at 1509 kbps
    DD 5.1 at 448 kbps
    DD 2.0 at 448 kbps

    DVD-A program:

    MLP 5.1 24bit/48kHz
    MLP 2.0 24bit/48kHz

    Regards,
     
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    Yeah, someone cue up "Find the River" and tell us how over/underwhelmed by the fidelity you are....I would suspect you will be overwhelmed, but I want to know if I should sell my well-played regular CD on Ebay and spring for this one.

    What a classic!
     
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    There has been some discussion on whether or not the 2-channel mix on the DVD-Audio is a remix or the original 2-channel mix. I have yet to A/B with the redbook CD myself.

    Regards,
     

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