hi all,just read in mag that dvd audio is finished,from sacd forum,any thought,s,pat
Roll on Monday my replacement SOund CArd will be fittedOne area that stands DVD Audio in better stead for the consumer is that it can be read already by pcs with a standard dvd rom drive, though a soundcard is required that is capable of playing the high resolution.
Yeah definitely one of the best I've heard yet. Also the The Band:The Last Waltz is superb.Originally posted by pringtef
As a slight aside, has anyone heard DVD A of The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots?
Probably the best use multi channel I've heard.
I thought it was actually the other way round??However, from my understanding SACD has the greater potential in terms of absolute sound quality, but I'm in the DVD Audio camp and would rather that succeeded.
This is not true. DVD-V audio discs - using dts, DD or even 16-bit PCM - will play in all players, but that's not what we are talking about. DVD-A will only play in players compatible with the format - and none of the 3 players that I have owned have been. Most people will need to buy a new player to play either format.Originally posted by Jules
DVD Audio discs on the other hand, will play in all DVD players.
And, when these hybrid DVD Audio / CD discs come into play, they'll play in CD players too! Case closed.
No, SACD is the inferior format; it is bit-stream based so, at high frequencies it is no better than CDs. DVD-A, however, is multi-bit so better than CD at all frequencies. Interesting discussion of the technical differences here.Originally posted by Jules
However, from my understanding SACD has the greater potential in terms of absolute sound quality, but I'm in the DVD Audio camp and would rather that succeeded.