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DVD-A diferences?

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by JohnnyWalker, May 11, 2004.

  1. JohnnyWalker

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    Hi. This may be a stupid question but what are the diferences between DVD audio and a DVD concert with 5.1 surround? Isn´t the sound alike?

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    DVD-A is recorded to a potentially much higher standard and resolution,with the ability to go to 24 bit/96kHz or 24/192kHz,whereas DVD-V with surround(5.1)sound will be recorded at a somewhat lower bitrate.

    Having said that,there are some atrocious DVD-A offerings around currently,released from major manufacturer's back catalogues,and some DVD-V recordings,especially live concerst,which are far superior.

    That's about it in a nutshell,but it does make choosing a good example of each a bit of a lottery,although you can search the forums for advice on each.

    Another aspect is whether or not you want/enjoy the video side of things,in which case the DVD-V route is the choice.
     

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