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blueray audio

nats

Well-Known Member
#1
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
 

Botch

I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S!
Superstar
#2
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...
 

PaulyT

Behind the Curtain
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Superstar
#3
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...
 

Zing

Retired Admin
Famous
#4
nats said:
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
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.
 

nats

Well-Known Member
#5
PaulyT said:
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...
let me know how they compare
 

Yesfan70

I'm famous now bitches! vvvvv
Famous
#6
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.
 

Rope

Well-Known Member
Famous
#7
Yesfan70 said:
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.


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.

Rope
 
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