DVD Audio Where to Buy

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Jopling, Feb 14, 2006.

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    Hey, our Acura TL we purchased over the summer supports DVD Audio that has been encoded in surround sound. It came with a sampler, but I was wondering if there are any online stores that sell these discs, I also just got surround sound in the house and I would like to have some stuff to show off.
     
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    iMeowbot

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    There aren't that many DVD-A titles out, maybe a thousand or so. Of the major labels, two haven't really bothered with the format at all. You can find some of the more popular ones at Amazon, I'm sure the other major sellers will have them too.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks a lot. Not much selection unless you are into classical. I'm surprised more companies haven't hopped onto SACD OR DVD-A. I'm really dissapointed. Hopefully we will see more companies releasing these discs in the future with the introduction of cheap surround sound, surround sound headphones and the new mp3 format that supports surround sound.
     
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    iMeowbot

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    It's quadraphonic all over again, with too many competing "standards" making it too expensive to justify supporting them all. I'm convinced that there is some fundamental natural force at play that prevents humans from agreeing on audio standards involving more than two speakers.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey Lucas got THX in tons of theaters by being stubborn because everyone wanted his movies. Anyone have that kind of power in the audio industry? High demand product and has a monopoly in the market which would allow the company to set standards... hmmm
     
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    LethalWolfe

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    Apples to oranges comparison. Lucas got many theaters to adopt THX because showing Lucas' movies would more than cover the costs of the upgrades. How many home owners have a THX certified sound system?

    If quality was the prime consumer concern then the iTMS would be a flop and DVD-A and/or SACD would huge.


    Lethal
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    you can get a thx certified system from best buy for as littl as $200 if not cheaper.
     
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    LethalWolfe

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    Poor example on my part because I didn't realize that THX had a graduated listing of qualifications (obviously the $200 systems at Beset Buy wouldn't work very well in a large movie theater).

    My point remains the same though. Lucas had the clout to leverage the theaters into an upgrade. Apple trying the same trick w/consumers is a completely different game and would blow up in their faces.

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