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DVD-A???? Am I being Thick?!?!?!?!

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WBC

Guest
Guys,

Can you tell me does DVD-A play in any DVD player??

Reason I ask (except for the fact I don't know the answer!) is
I would like to listen to music decoded in 5.1.

Has anyone got any recommendations, DVD-A or otherwise, as to what is worth purchasing?? I've no particular musical taste, although Jazz and Blues recommendations would be a right result!!!!

Thanks
Stace
 

yimpster

Member
Erm, to play DVDA discs you'll need to have a DVDA compatible player, the same goes for SACD as well (but that'll be SACD compatible!)

Let us know what your DVD player is and i'm sure we can let you know if it's compatible.
 
W

WBC

Guest
My player does not specify it is DVD-A compliant. So I guess its not!!!

As this is the case, are their any recommended DVD's (concerts etc) that have great 5.1 sound????

Thanks
Stace
 

yimpster

Member
i've picked up The Eagles 'hell freezes over' which is superb, it's a DTS soundtrack which i bought from www.ezydvd.com

Worked out cheaper than my usual play.com about 8 squid i think.

I also picked up Diana Krall Paris concert which again is great, but not as good as the eagles IMHO.

I seem to remember there being other threads on this theme do a search, i'm sure you'll come up with something.

Cheers

adam
 
W

WBC

Guest
Thanks for your help.

I'll probably grab a few before Christmas.
Stace
 

kevenh

Standard Member
In my experience, you don't have to have a DVD-A player for all the DVD-A disks out there - but it helps.

Obviously to get all the benefits (extra high quality, and multichannel) of DVD-A you need a DVD-A player, but a lot of the DVD-A disks have a Dolby Digital 5.1 version on one of the layers some were that will play in a DVD player :eek:

Bjork's Vespertine is dual sided. On one side are two DVD-A versions (2 or 5.1 channel?), flip the disk over and you find stereo PCM and DD5.1 versions.

err! I have ONE disk, but I hope most DVD-A are like Bjork's :blush:
 

Guest
Roger Waters - In The Flesh Live.......

A good couple of hours......

DD 5.1 & LPCM stereo

Adzman
 

Guest
all dvd-audio discs have dolby digital soundtracks as well, some also have dts. so if you're happy with the sound quality of your average concert dvd, they'll sound great, and if you ever upgrade to a dvd-a capable player, you have the added bonus of the higher resolution version. and it doesn't all have to be 5.1, the stereo version of the eagles' hotel california, at 192khz, sounds unbelievable!
 
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