Is DVD Audio dead?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by ocd1, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Raylinds

    Raylinds Forum Resident

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    Said in a falsetto man-imitating-a-woman's-voice..."Well, it was coughing up blood last night."
     
  2. quicksrt

    quicksrt Forum Resident

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    Somehow I can't quite picture that and the voice. Ok whatever.
     
  3. drbryant

    drbryant Forum Resident

    I think my Talking Heads and REM surround mixes are DVD-Audio, not SACD, as well as odd items like the Beatles Love. Are those available in SACD or bluray surround? If not, I need to keep my DVD-A player
     
  4. ls35a

    ls35a Forum Resident

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    Deader than Mrs. O'Leary's cow.
     
  5. Gaslight

    Gaslight Cave dwelller

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    I think the OP already has the answer, if there haven't been any new titles in awhile.

    Sure, you can play what you have until you croak, and there are catalog items to buy. But that's not what the OP was referring to.
     
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  6. rhubarb9999

    rhubarb9999 Well-Known Member

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    I looked at discWelders .. scary! I sent you a PM. If you can post your WAV/FLAC someplace, I will run it through Solo Ultra and post the results back to see if you get the expected output.
     
  7. drbryant

    drbryant Forum Resident

    I'm not sure if your post is in response to mine. I wasn't trying to make a point. I think DVD-A is dead as a format. I was wondering whether there are hi resolution surround alternatives for the Talking Heads, REM and the Beatles Love. Simple query. I don't want to upset anyone, so no need to answer. I'll search online at some point myself.
     
  8. bmoregnr

    bmoregnr Forum Resident

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    Not available for Talking Heads (the HD Tracks 2.0s are mixdowns I think); sorry not sure about the others.
     
  9. Gaslight

    Gaslight Cave dwelller

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    I was responding to the OP's question, not your particular post.

    That said...I got the impression the OP was talking about new releases. Are there new titles being released for DVD-A? I honestly don't know.
     
  10. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    I thought DVD-A died a long time ago ...
     
  11. brimuchmuze

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  12. darkmass

    darkmass Well-Known Member

    In fact, DVD-V does support two-channel 96k/24 LPCM. For example, Classic Records released a series of DAD 96k/24 two-channel discs back when the DVD-V format was young. Here is one of them. It is NOT DVD-A.
     
  13. darkmass

    darkmass Well-Known Member

    Thank you! PM responded to.
     
  14. TarnishedEars

    TarnishedEars Forum Resident

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    Other than some Steven Wilson remixes, there have been no more than a handful of new DVD-Audio releases in years. The fact is that DVD-Audio lost the format war with SACD (which nearly died in the process as well while everybody waited it out). Although bluray audio has made a weak attempt to replace DVD-Audio in recent years.
     
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  15. ElvisCaprice

    ElvisCaprice Well-Known Member

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    All these special hard media are on the way out. But does it really matter, the content, the audio, shall live on.
     
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  16. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

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    Blu-Ray audio ain't exactly taking off either. I get the feeling we'll get the same lack of software as we did with DVD-A and SACD.

    I am making DVD-A discs from my hi-res downloads and I love it!
     
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  17. Dr Jackson

    Dr Jackson Well-Known Member

    I use Cirlinca to build DVD discs for my Lexus. I can only playback DVD video format though, DVD-A is just unrecognized. Goofy Mark Levinson system.
     
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  18. cdash99

    cdash99 Forum Resident

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    Same thing with Audi's B&O system. I take the optimist's view, though, as it enables me to pay concert DVD's that I've amassed over the years. I could never play those in the Acura Scheiner-designed DVD-A system.
     
  19. dmckean

    dmckean Well-Known Member

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    Not just dead, DOA.
     
  20. quicksrt

    quicksrt Forum Resident

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    The hard media will live on - with a software based playback there will always be players too.

    Having the real disc in your hands will count for something, especially when there were few made and no more coming. The Audio Fidelity 4.0 series of SACDs is this type of media that will be collectible forever. Small runs, rare quad mixes of major albums, fanatical cult of collectors. SACD is not much more alive than DVD-A is really. But when the content is something special then these dead formats come back to life. 70s quad sounds killer played off of a SACD or DVD-A as a modern mastered program.
     
  21. quicksrt

    quicksrt Forum Resident

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    The hard media will live on - with a software based playback there will always be players too.

    Having the real disc in your hands will count for something, especially when there were few made and no more coming. The Audio Fidelity 4.0 series of SACDs is this type of media that will be collectible forever. Small runs, rare quad mixes of major albums, fanatical cult of collectors. SACD is not much more alive than DVD-A is really. But when the content is something special then these dead formats come back to life. 70s quad sounds killer played off of a SACD or DVD-A as a modern mastered program.
    Yes I know of the entire line of Classic's DAD releases. But they are out of spec DVDs. That is why they are called DADs. The Muddy Waters - Folk Singer DAD is my fave issue of the recording. Just stunning sounding with pitch black background.

    Anyway a DAD certainly sounded equal to DVD-A. But it was out of spec to be a part of the V family.
     
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  22. Linger63

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    You think that DAD's sounded good.........you should hear a HDAD!!!...........24/192 :D
     
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  23. Dr Jackson

    Dr Jackson Well-Known Member

    I guess the bright side is that our head units support DVD anything at all. Also, the DVD Video format allows for 2 channel 24/96 reproduction while surround tracks are generally Dolby Digital/DTS and more limited due to bandwidth constraints of the format.
     
  24. tmsorosk

    tmsorosk Forum Resident

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    Weird, wives LX570 played every audio disc under the sun.
     
  25. ElvisCaprice

    ElvisCaprice Well-Known Member

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    The point is, that you don't need the medium to live on once you got the zeroes and ones transferred. I don't worry about my old floppy discs, CD's, DVD's, SACD's, LD's, small keys or HDD's with insufficient space and/or versatility. All these digital mediums have been successfully transferred and backed up to newer sufficient mediums with versatility and space. Nice to know you don't have to worry about any type of transports for these outdated mediums down the road.
    Saves time, money and space.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2015
  26. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

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    How do you copy DVD/Blu-rays if they are copy protected?
     

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