Neil Young announces upcoming 10 disc Archives release on Blu-ray Nov. 3, 2008*

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  1. rstamberg

    rstamberg Senior Member

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    Ditto here.
     
  2. monewe

    monewe Forum Resident

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    I am starting thinking about buying one now.
     
  3. I have followed Neil Young since the Buffalo Springfield days thru his solo & CSN&Y, But no one I know has a blue-ray player nor do I . To pay close to $700-1,000 plus the box that will be around $200, just to hear these discs is insane. I don't think they can move more than a few hundred in this configuration.:cry:
     
  4. Squealy

    Squealy Forum Hall Of Fame

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    I've felt all along that Neil is greatly overestimating everyone's interest in the visual side of this thing. Don't we all really just want the music?
     
  5. DJ WILBUR

    DJ WILBUR The Cappuccino Kid

    :agree:
     
  6. Pawnmower

    Pawnmower Senior Member

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    Right on. I'll have no problem passing this up. Especially in the terrible Michigan economy. Sorry, Neil. I'll stick with the crappy sounding versions of stuff he deemed worthy of release... and leave the expensive excellent sound-quality stuff he couldn't be bothered with.
     
  7. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Senior Member

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    He did say on the webcast they can also be played on a PSP game player if that's any consolation.
     
  8. protay5

    protay5 Member

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    I'd be more excited if this was cassette only. All right, I'm getting old, but I wonder how long Blu-ray will stay around?
     
  9. Pawnmower

    Pawnmower Senior Member

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    right. i can't play blu-ray in the car. neil is following the anti-cd times we live in.. but he's totally lost the entire conveinence aspect of the iPod generation.
     
  10. Starwanderer

    Starwanderer Senior Member

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    Me too! :righton:
     
  11. Xico

    Xico Forum Resident

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    Well, I'll do the same - when these Archive discs are on sale. Before that, no way...
     
  12. Claude

    Claude Senior Member

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    If this is being released on Blu-ray only, it will be the first Blu-ray-only release ever (except for Blu-ray demo discs). No movie has been released on Blu-ray only.

    Given that this was announced at a Java conference, I'd rather think Neil Young had to limit the announcement to Blu-ray discs. As an artist, would you accept to limit a release to a format that less than 5% of your fans can play?
     
  13. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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    +1
     
  14. thenexte

    thenexte Forum Resident

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    According to the press info this will be a 10 Blu-ray disc set using 192 Khz, 24-bit PCM for the audio and will come out this fall.
     
  15. AKA-Chuck G

    AKA-Chuck G Senior Member

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    Blu-Ray basically just put HD-DVD to pasture so I think it will be around for awhile. I got a Sony PS3 which plays Blue-ray. If you get tired of watching Neil you can pop in Call Of Duty and start shooting.
     
  16. rockclassics

    rockclassics Senior Member

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    No sale here either. I am not interested in having to watch and listen. I know I'm getting old and becoming more of a laggard in the area of technology. But Neil needs to realize a lot of his fans are 50+ years old and not all of us are running out and buying plasma big screen TVs, Blu-Ray players, or xboxes. I think he will find that a lot of his fans will decide to pass on this collection - which is a shame. This may also turn out to be another nail in the record company's coffin as well.
     
  17. Squealy

    Squealy Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Did he actually say what the breakdown of the 10 discs is? (Can't watch it right now.)
     
  18. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Del Rio Dan

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    so it's blu-ray only and not even a dvd-a option?

    don't plan on buying this then. I'm all for great sounding audio, but conveninece IS a factor. I own DVD-As but I don't regularly play them either.
     
  19. RexKramer

    RexKramer Forum Resident

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    You can get a PS3, the most forward-upgradeable player, for $400. By Christmas I wouldn't be surprised to see standalones at $300. Still, it's a hefty investment for one catalog.

    Mark
     
  20. Chris M

    Chris M Senior Member

    You can buy Blu-Ray players for much less than that. I'm sure there are lots of movies on Blu-Ray you would enjoy as well..
     
  21. Squealy

    Squealy Forum Hall Of Fame

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    The funny thing is, he still hasn't announced the date.
     
  22. thenexte

    thenexte Forum Resident

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    I actually don't think so, perhaps this is a new way of creating high-quality multimedia content that potentially involves the listener on many more levels rather than just dumping all the music onto CD's and making this only a linear experience. This could actually be an exciting proposition for the industry.
     
  23. John DeAngelis

    John DeAngelis Senior Member

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    Blu-Ray? No way!
     
  24. street legal

    street legal Forum Resident

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    According to the link from the original poster, Neil is quoted as saying "this will only come out on BluRay & DVD. No CD's". Does this mean standard DVD's or DVD-A's?

    I, as well, will no way in hell purchase a BluRay player *just* to enjoy Neil's archive series, even though I'm a huge fan & own all of his albums & DVD's. I almost always agree with Neil's line of thinking, but not this time.

    With today's economy & high fuel prices, along with other increased costs of living, I just don't see this selling all that well at ALL to people who currently do not own a BR player. Hopefully, he'll re-think this through.
     
  25. seg763

    seg763 Forum Resident

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    This Notes for (java and) You! - Neil Young And The Blu-Rays
     
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