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Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Calzor Suzay, Sep 22, 2001.

  1. Calzor Suzay

    Calzor Suzay
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    Are SACDs just higher sampled more fancy versions of CDs or more than that?, do you get the video and it's encoded in Dolby Digital/DTS 5.1 or just plain'ol stereo?

    Also where I can buy the SACDs online as I want to see whats available and any further info would be handy <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
     
  2. Confucius

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    SACD is primarily aimed at the audiophile market, though multi channel soundtracks are catered for too (they are not mandatory). Video images such as sleeve notes can also be included.

    Not sure what you mean by 'more fancy version' of CD. The sound quality is intended to be far higher, and has been described as the closest digital equivalent to analogue yet. SACD arguably has greater qualitative potential than DVD-Audio.

    Amazon.com sell SACD

    Some good info <a href="http://hometheater.about.com/library/weekly/aa020301a.htm?iam=dpile&terms=%2Bsacd" target="_blank">Here</a> on DVD-A & SACD.
     
  3. Calzor Suzay

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    Thanks for the info...

    It seems to be early days in another format war again then <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

    Reason I ask is my current player an old imported Sony model is currently used as a CD player as well as DVD and hooked up to my Yamaha DSP-A1, it works but is about 3 years old now so was considering an imported SACD or DVDA player but I think I'll wait till the format war has died out and we have a winner or maybe we won't like the good'ol DD vs DTS debate <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
     
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    Confucius - I think i may agree with you that SACD is probably a better format. After all it does look very professional. If you look at brochures, SACD cases, SACD players they all look like they are aimed at the high end market. DVD-Audio players usually look cheap and tacky and so does the adverts you see.

    If i was able to backup an SACD with an SACD writer than i think SACD would be my format of choice. However, i just can't imagine a format that uses a different technical base to exist and work in the market. After all, pirating is one of the major things that makes formats sucseed. Especially in the games sector.

    We will just have to wait an see i suppose. I think and would probably prefer DVD-Audio to sucseed because i just can't imagine not being able to make a backup version for my car or to not be able to play them on my PC in SACD Mp3 or something!

    There are all ready DVD Audio mp3 rippers out there that you can make full channel PC high quality files for PC on.

    In the last few days i just bought a DVD Writer and though i'll always buy movies, i can now back them up for other family members to use without damaging my disc. Only trouble is i have to lower the bit rate slightly and remove the extras because of single layer DVD-R's that are available at the moment. On movies that are over 2 hours 20 mins, i often don't even have to lower the bit rate. I can just remove all the commentary, DD and subtitle information and just have the movie and the DTS <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

    The Drive cost me £500 and the discs £3.50 each, but discs should be down to £1.50 by next year.

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