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DVD-A vs SACD

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by boozydoo, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. boozydoo

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    Hi,

    Please could some kind person give me a brief summary of the pro's and cons of each (quality and library, plus future prospects).

    I am looking to get a new player and the video output is just as important. As i cant afford a machine that does everything i want (PS NTSC and PAL) and both SACD and DVD-A, i will have to make a choice on the sound format.

    Thanks in advance.

    Jon
     
  2. rhoamish

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    I wouldn't worry too much about either. I've grown bored of both formats quite quickly: there's just not enough stuff available on either format, and the discs are too expensive.

    I'm not totally convinced that the format sounds better than a normal CD through a decent CD player. The whole surround sound thing is a bit of a novelty, but then you can buy music DVDs for less money, and you get to watch a gig/videos as a bonus.
     
  3. Mr Cat

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    wait until SACD 2 - this can handle video from what I've heard...
     
  4. rhoamish

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    Ahh! Just what the market needed: another format!

    The manufacturers must be mental: haven't they learned from previous 'not too many different formats' lessons?
     
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    I've recently bought a Toshiba SD520E multi- region DVD player with DVD A capability.
    The set up is a bit fiddly, with it needing six channel input amp, and phono connections on each channel.

    I imagined the format would be a digital set up, optical lead or co-axial. But with the help of our fellow forum members I finally got sound from all directions.
    I've only bought 1 DVD A so far in 3 months.
    As Rhoamish stated, there's not much choice, around 170 discs, and most are from faded artists.

    Rich tee.
     
  6. fancyabrew

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    I have only one DVD-A which I got out of curiosity. its REM automatic for the people. My girlfriend has it on CD so I played them both side by side, couldn't tell the difference! the 5.1 surround is pretty good but as said before a novelty.
     
  7. boozydoo

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    Thanks for all the replies, i have decided not to really bother with either sound format. If they happen to be on my player then fine, but it's the video output quality that i shall be focusing on now.

    current shortlist:

    sony 930
    sony 730
    HK 25

    any others?
     

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