DVD-Audio


gurgi

New Member
Hi everybody !

I just noticed that the "Mannheim Steamroller Meets the Mouse" CD has been re-released on DVD-Audio format. I ordered it immediately !!! Can't wait to hear how this lovely album sounds in surround !

Is anybody aware of other Disney-albums being released on DVD-Audio ?

It was announced early 2004 that there would be a Radio Disney "Ultimate Jams" DVD-Audio release on April 6th. But that's 2 months ago now and I still haven't seen it listed anywhere.

Take care y'all !
Bart
 

X-S Tech

Active Member
What's DVD Audio? Is this just a DVD that has the visuals from a concert as well as the audio that was on the CD?
 

sds910

Member
Sigh... no, X-S... time to pull you kicking and screaming into the 21st century...

DVD-Audio is one of two competing formats designed to replace the compact disc; the other is SACD. Both products offer intensely high-quality audio, often including surround-sound at the producers' and artists' discretion. Neither format is playable on the majority of existing CD players, although hybrid titles (i.e. discs that contain both SACD and standard CD layers or discs that contain both DVD-Audio and DVD-Video-compatible sessions) are available.

While, as I said, new hardware is generally required to play these discs, there is at least one player out there -- manufactured by Pioneer -- that can play back both SACD and DVD-Audio titles (that it does BOTH formats already makes it a rarity in the marketplace) and unlike most of the units retails at an affordable price (roughly $149).

The world, alas, continues to spin...

Steve :)
 

gatordoc

Member
Aside from the competing technologies (DVD-A and SACD), which almost always leads to a bad outcome, many DVD-A releases suffer greatly from efforts to either create what one producer thinks is an interesting surround mix, or a producer's and/or artist's attempt to "fix problems" related to the technology available at the time of the original recording, as well as efforts to "improve" on the original recording. The temptations are significant, I suppose, but they have resulted in a number of DVD-A releases that are less than satisfactory because of poor decisions on which instruments/voices to place in which channels, changes in mix levels. etc. The format has great potential, but those releases with a more thoughtful and subtle use of the extra channels generally are the most satisfying.
 

narkspud

Member
many DVD-A releases suffer greatly from efforts to either create what one producer thinks is an interesting surround mix, or a producer's and/or artist's attempt to "fix problems" related to the technology available at the time of the original recording, as well as efforts to "improve" on the original recording.
That's certainly nothing new. Many are the CD reissues that suffer from the same ham-handed tampering (Peter Paul and Mary, Carpenters, Mamas and the Papas, "Rubber Soul," just about everything on RCA). That's one of the reasons I'm so delighted with most of the new Wonderland Music CDs--they're refurbished but not remodeled.
 

X-S Tech

Active Member
What?!!! The 21st Century? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

1962, 1962, 1962, 1962......Laura?!! Honey put a few more Steaks on, Buddy and Sally are comin' over for dinner! Laura?......Laura?
 

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