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blueray audio

Discussion in 'Blu-ray' started by nats, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. nats

    nats Well-Known Member

    has anyone owned a music dvd in sd then heard the same in blue ray audio? just wondering if there was a noticable sound quality diffrence that would be worth 20-25$ for a blueray concert that i already own in dvd
  2. Botch

    Botch I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S! Superstar

    The only Bluray audio disk I have is Tom Petty's new one. I was hoping it would include a "digital copy" like half the movies I buy, but it doesn't.

    I haven't heard a difference between Bluray and DVD concerts yet, but I can easily SEE a difference...
  3. PaulyT

    PaulyT Behind the Curtain Staff Member Administrator Moderator Superstar

    Well, I'm pre-ordering Bonamassa's Live at Royal Albert Hall which is coming out in BD in a few weeks, we'll see if that's substantially different...
  4. Zing

    Zing Retired Admin Famous

    The short answer is - it depends.

    The audio format will likely dictate whether there'll be an improvement or not. If it's a 16/24, DD or DTS lossy track, it probably won't sound any better but it will almost assuredly look better. However, if it's a 16/48, TrueHD or DTS HD-MA lossless track, I'd bet you'd hear an improvement ranging from slight to significant.
  5. nats

    nats Well-Known Member

    let me know how they compare
  6. Yesfan70

    Yesfan70 I'm famous now bitches! vvvvv Famous

    It's been a few years, but I remember Tee demoing a Dave Matthews/Tim Reynolds Bluray for me when visiting him in Atlanta. He would go back between Dolby lossless to Dolby Digital. To me, the audio was a night and day difference and the video was simply stunning.

    So for me, I have to agree with Zing. I think a lot has to do how the Bluray was transferred. In my experience, I think the Dave Matthews show is worth the extra coin over the DVD version, but I could see some other Bluray concerts falling short just like with some DVD concerts.
  7. Rope

    Rope Well-Known Member Famous

    On the majority of Blu-ray transfers the difference between Dolby Digital 5.1/DTS and Dolby True HD/DTS HD Master Audio is subtle at best, although there's always exceptions. I own Master and Commander DTS and the BD lossless version, (one of the few times I've double dipped) I prefer the lossy version.


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