Well since getting my Sony DAV-DZ170 set-up, I’ve been having a ball playing my multi-channel SA-CD’s and DVD-Audio discs. So, I started to try to get into the 100 or so music DVD’s that I have. How many different ways can the companies say what the audio set-up is? Use any combination of these: Dolby Digital DTS 5.1 Surround
So, I literally go through 75% of my Music DVD’s – and the good ones (sound-wise) that I come up with are:
PINK FLOYD – The Wall (’99 version) good multi-channel audio
QUEEN – Greatest Video Hits 1 (2 disc vers.) good multi-channel DTS audio
THE BEATLES – Yellow Submarine (film) nice 5.1 multi-channel audio
DAFT PUNK – Intastella 5555 (film) good multi-channel audio
PETER GABRIEL – Play – The Videos (apparently remixed to multi-channel audio)
NIAGARA – Flammes (French pop with nice multi-channel audio)
CAN – Can DVD (only a few multi-channel 5.1 remixes here, but they’re rather good)
But I have TONS more than this! Lots of ‘em say “5.1 Audio” – but the DAV-DZ170 says they’re Dolby Digital 2.0 (i.e. stereo, with some reverb on the rear channels). I really wish more music DVD’s had good multi-channel audio! Anybody know of any to recommend to me?
I really thought more of them would have carefully remixed multi-channel audio. I know most artists aren’t thinking about multi-channel while playing live, but…of the ones listed above, the Peter Gabriel title is probably the most impressive – it actually says that there are new 5.1 mixes of stuff; and very few of Peter Gabriel’s SA-CD are multi-channel – mostly, the ones I have are all stereo-only SA-CD’s (except for “Up”).
And I’d really love to get more into DVD-Audio, but…the ones I seem to want are all out of print, unavailable (except for a collector’s premium)…
Where can I find ‘nice price’ DVD-Audio discs for:
THE BAND – Last Waltz
GEORGE BENSON – Breezin’
ALICE COOPER – Billion Dollar Babies
DEEP PURPLE – Machine Head
DONALD FAGAN – Nightfly
PORCUPINE TREE – Stupid Dreams
QUEEN – A Night At The Opera
TOY MATINEE – Toy Matinee (DTS)
YES – Fragile
These are all said to exist as DVD-Audio titles. Any idea where I can find ‘em, reasonably priced?