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Dualdiscs & arcam dvd players

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by john R1, Nov 28, 2004.

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  1. john R1

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    Anyone know what arcams views are on playing dualdiscs in there dvd players, have read a few threads where sony, toshiba, etc, are saying that they may damage the dvd player pehaps john dawson can give his opinon on this one
     
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    dualdiscs ?? do you mean dvd18 ?
     
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    No he means 'Dualdiscs', the new disc format with a cd layer on one side and a DVD layer on the other. This allows albums to be released with cd audio one one side and a higher resolution DVD-A layer on the other side for those who can play them.

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    http://www.dualdisc.com/
     
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    Have seen that site crustyloafer, still no answers to my question ?
     
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    What about dual layer DVD's. Does anyone know if the DV27A can read them?
     
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    Almost all commercial DVD are of the dual layer variety, that is why there is aslight pause about half way through the disc, this is the lens refocusing on the next layer.
     
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    Sorry was trying to answer Matt Horne's question. I would wait for an offical statement from Arcam on this matter as everybody else appears to be warning about it here.

    http://www.highfidelityreview.com/news/index.asp
     
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    I was thinking about the Dual layer DVD's made from Pc DVD burn units used as a home backup copy made for intensive usage.
     
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    That I'm not sure about, I don't know how compatible recordable dual layer discs are with other players.
     
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    Dual disc is another shot in the leg for DVD-audio (maybe even a shot in the hart). :suicide:
    As it is a flipper disc, the DVD side has limited capacity (can not be dual layer if I understand it right). Due to that, we are getting screwed on hi-res audio. I haven’t seen a dual disc with more than 48kHz/24bit multichannel mix! :mad: And they dare to call it “Advanced resolution”! :mad:
    Further more, I hate flipper discs! And if I really want a CD, I would buy one, but why would anybody want to listen to a CD after hearing DVD-audio is beyond me? :rolleyes:
    DVD-audio, as a format is capable of being far superior to anything else on the market (including SACD’s), but it looks like that stupid corporate minds are doing everything in their power to kill it. :rolleyes:
    I for one am sure that I am not buying it! I would buy “classic” DVD-audio with my favorite music though (provided that it really IS “advanced resolution”).
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    Now where did you get that idea from......... :nono: As you say in the rest of your post, DVD-A is doomed.......
    I am curious if anyone has got a dual layer DVD+R9 to play in a domestic DVD player (Arcam included) though?
     
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    Yes, it looks like that DVD-a is doomed (if it becomes DualDisc exclusively), but not because of it’s technical inferiority, but because of corporate idiocy
     
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    Ah yes the "Betamax" syndrome. You will be surprised just how many people have DSD kit in their recording studio's though.......

    Many people are perfectly happy playing CD material using DDIIx processing if you must use all your speakers, as many "surround" mixes for DVD-A go so far over the top it becomes laughable putting another nail in its coffin.....
     

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