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Silly Question - Can normal DVD players play DVD audio discs ?

Old 10-01-01, 12:07 AM
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Silly Question - Can normal DVD players play DVD audio discs ?

Sorry i'm not clued in on the whole dvd audio thing

do u need a separate dvd audio disc player ? or will your dvd player do ?
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Old 10-01-01, 12:13 AM
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Your dvd player will play them in 5.1, but unless you have a player with dvd-audio capabilities, you aren't getting the true 'dvd-audio sound', which IS in fact better than regular 5.1. There are also some video features on the dvd-audio discs that can only be viewed with a dvd-audio player. I have:

Metallica-Black
Stone Temple Pilots-Core
Doors-L.A. Woman
Deep Purple-Machine Head

They all sound great, but I'm waiting to see what else comes out before getting a new player.
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Old 10-01-01, 12:35 AM
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approx how many dvd-audio discs are there on the market ?

any region coding ?
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Old 10-01-01, 01:11 AM
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Originally posted by dvdsteve2000
Your dvd player will play them in 5.1, but unless you have a player with dvd-audio capabilities, you aren't getting the true 'dvd-audio sound', which IS in fact better than regular 5.1. There are also some video features on the dvd-audio discs that can only be viewed with a dvd-audio player. I have:

Metallica-Black
Stone Temple Pilots-Core
Doors-L.A. Woman
Deep Purple-Machine Head

They all sound great, but I'm waiting to see what else comes out before getting a new player.
You also need a reciever that will accept a 5.1 analog(RCA) input from the DVD-A player. Right now there are no receivers(that I know about) that decode DVD-A. Also another thing to keep in mind is that to truly experience DVD-Audio you need to have full range speakers all the way around and DVD-Audio sends a full range signal to all speakers(except the sub, of course). I will admit, if you have the proper setup DVD-A is bliss.

I am not sure about region encoding though...I would say no but don't qupte me on it.

Desmondp, if I'm not mistaken you are from Australia, no? If so check out this site http://www.ezydvd.com.au/mech/search...udio&x=22&y=18

And of course there is always Amazon http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...424784-5186305
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Here is a list of DVD-Audio releases. Not sure if it is complete, but some nice titles on there.

http://www.digitaleyesdvd.com/DVDAUDIO.cfm

Also, there are numerous DTS Audio releases:

http://www.digitaleyesdvd.com/DTSCD.cfm
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I only have one "Metallica" and it rocks, I listen in 5.1 on my regular player and it's like hearing a whole new album. Even if you don't have a dvd-audio player, check them out.
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With the pre-order of the Randy Travis -Live: It Was Just A Matter Of Time DVD from DVDEmpire, it came with a free DVD-Audio of the whole concert. It plays very well through the DVD player, and I've had no problems.

Now, I have 3 versions of this same concert (DVD, DVD-Audio, and CD) for whatever my mood may be at the time.
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thanx for the info guys
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