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How do music DVD's compare to their CD brethren?

Old 01-08-04, 11:35 PM
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How do music DVD's compare to their CD brethren?

I was just wondering what everyone thought on this. I know that the DVD's contain things like extras and videos but Im more concerned with sound quality. I know that the discs don't have DVD-A or SACD tracks on them but are they better in any way sound wise?
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Old 01-09-04, 12:07 AM
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Just off the top of my head (not many to compare)...

Talking Heads:Stop Making Sense

The DVD not only has the 2.0 stereo mix but also the 5.1 theatrical mix plus a 5.1 studio mix.

The 2.0 is still killer but the 5.1 theatrical is slightly more spatial. The surrounds aren't used to full advantage (like The Eagles Hell Freezes Over) though.

So, a slight advantage in favor of the DVD in the sound quality department and a big advantage in the sound choice department.
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Old 01-09-04, 12:08 AM
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just like with movies, some sound great and some sound like they were recorded in a tin can. my King Crimson and Steve vai sound .
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Old 01-09-04, 03:17 AM
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If more music videos came with PCM tracks instead of DD2.0 then they would sound as good as the cd.
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Old 01-09-04, 04:18 AM
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I have the dark side of the moon SACD and it sounds awesome, I also have Metallica's "Black Album" DVD-Audio and it sounds great too. You hear alot of stuff that's hard to hear on the cd. You can hear the orchestra a lot more on "nothing else matters" and stuff like the riffle on "the god that failed".

The 5.1 mixes sound great and I wish there was more selection. SACD's are mostly classical and there are only a few DVD-Audio's that I like. I'll be picking up the Megadeth and Iron maiden DVD's though.
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