can dvd-a discs be played on nay dvd player or....

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  1. clarkyb

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    can dvd-a discs be played on all dvd video players, or is it only special ones like the denon 1920?? i thought you needed a special player but i need to clarify as on tubular bells on amazon (a dvd audio disc) it says will play on any dvd player

    Also SACD's can only be played on special SACD players cant they? im confused, but dvd music videos can be played on dvd video players?

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    True DVD-A needs to be played on a DVD player which specifically supports the format. However, because many companies realise not everyone has a player which supports the format, they also put a version which can be played on any DVD player. Basically, as well as DVD-A, they put just the soundtrack you would get on your DVD videos, which is quite often a lower resolution. If you didn't have a player like the 1920 then you would need to check each DVD-A you bought to make sure it would play on any player, because it is not standard for them to offer both versions.

    SACD's need specific machines which will play the format. There are hybrid SACD's, however, which have a SACD surround layer, a stereo SACD layer, and a CD layer which can be played on any CD player.

    DVD music videos are like films and can be played on any player.

    Hope this helps.

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    All DVD-A discs will contain the hi res DVD-A sound track and either a Dolby Digital or DTS soundtrack that can be played on all DVD players.

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    Pioneer 575 is the answer
     
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    it is part of the dvd-a specification that it must include the audio in dolby digital so it can be played on any player. even the discs released by dts entertainment have a dolby stereo version in order to comply with the spec. in many cases the hi-res stereo version will also play on any dvd player, although this is not the case on all discs.
     
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    ok thanks, im going to get Mike Oldfields Tubular Bells then and just hope it works

    thanks for the help :smashin:
     
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    Tubular Bells 2003 DVD-A does contain a DTS 5.1 soundtrack so will work on any DVD player :thumbsup:

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    i have the tubular bells disc on DVD-A and its very nice sounding, even the lower resolution tracks play nicely, but the hi res is really good.....to hear the hi res not only does the player need to be able to play DVD-A, but your amp will need either 6 channel input or Denonlink/Firewire (with the DVD player having the same output).....
     
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    You know that the DVD-A is 'Tubular Bells 2003'. Not the original version released in 1973, but a completely re-recorded version done by Mike Oldfield. And sadly as Viv Stanshall is no longer with us, the narrators part is voiced by John Cleese. If you want the original on hi-rez it's out as a SACD.
     
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    not another obstacle.....by 6 channel input what do you mean, i use an optical cable from dvd to amp to power a 5.1 setup?? is it the same for sacd?
     
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    The receiver needs to have a 5.1 analogue input to connect the 5.1 analogue outputs from the DVD player to - ie 6 phono leads. This is required for both DVD-A & SACD.
    The hi res DVD-A & SACD soundtracks can not be transfered to the receiver via optical or coax digital connections. A few receivers have either or both firewire & Denonlink that can carry the soundtracks.

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