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#185675 - 11/26/07 07:47 PM Re: Need a great sounding concert DVD [Re: Rock_Head]
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Registered: 06/20/03
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Loc: Tacoma
It's a different type of thing, but I thought the audio and video fidelity of The Jazz Channel presents BB King was stunning.

I'd agree with Mike about both Donnington and R30; while they are both VERY good disks - especially the audio - that type of music doesn't really give you the same ear-candy "Wow Factor" as something a bit more nuanced. By contrast, I think the ONLY reason to watch Pulse is for the candy; the performances are much too clinical to hold my interest.
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#185684 - 11/26/07 08:47 PM Re: Need a great sounding concert DVD [Re: tomtuttle]
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It's a different type of thing, but I thought the audio and video fidelity of Green Day's Bullet in a Bible is stunning.
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#185748 - 11/27/07 08:26 AM Re: Need a great sounding concert DVD [Re: Rock_Head]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
They have mentioned most I would vote for. If people want a speaker demo down in the HT room, I usually start with Hell Freezes Over. The detail is uncanny. It's starts with Hotel California so you hear individual instruments right off the bat. This seems to help get your ears adjusted and they don't have to fight to hear the detail through a big opening rift of multiple instruments. Then some nice echoing hand drums kick in, then everything starts to blend together. It's also a song everyone has heard to death on their crappy FM car radios so the difference is quickly apparent.

OK, so I'm playing the physiological game a bit but it is still up to the music and speakers to make the final impression.

Another I'll add is that if you have someone who wants to hear something Kick-A__ rather than subtle, Nine Inch Nails, Beside you in Time DVD has some tracks that that amaze even people who may otherwise hate the group. I wouldn't call it reference but definitely impressive for this type of concert.

I'll start off with the opening keyboard sequence from March of the Pigs because the shirt vibrating bass and authentic sound makes you feel as if you entered the night club from the XXX movie. (The Vin Diesel movie, not porn...) Usually stick to just the opening because many wouldn't like the whole song.

If I can convince them to listen to a few of these, Closer, Wish, Only, Hand that Feeds, and Head like a Hole.... they usually get so wrapped up in the great sound and the energy that they actually become NiN fans. (unfortunately they often go out and by CDS and then get disappointed by all the distortion they add into their CD versions but the live stuff is very distortion free ((well mostly))).

Oh, and it's just been released in HD-DVD with Dolby true-hd 5.1 digital surround sound. I don't have that yet, but I will.

If the listener is a guitar player, the new Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds DVD is a MUST HAVE! Just the two of them, no backup band. Dave in the right speaker and Tim in the left. You hear every scratch and vibration of the strings.


Finally, It's not concert DVD's but some of the classical picks from JohnK and other folks here sound amazing when using multi-channel. Even non-classical lovers will appreciate the sound and dynamics. If it's dynamics you are looking to show off, Classical is the best way to do it. I owe him and others some reviews from their assistance with choices but I bought a bunch at once and haven't had time to critically listen to them all in full. Add in that some were multi-disk sets and I've been overwhelmed.

Sorry for the long post. Place the guy at the other end of this super boring conference call.


Edited by Murph (11/27/07 08:28 AM)
Edit Reason: had concert name wrong
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#185753 - 11/27/07 09:10 AM Re: Need a great sounding concert DVD [Re: RickF]
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Paul I see you are a flyer ... the movie One Six Right is out on DVD, I bet the HD version is slick.

Thanks for the heads up, I didn't even know this movie existed.

Paul
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#185755 - 11/27/07 09:22 AM Re: Need a great sounding concert DVD [Re: tomtuttle]
Murph Offline
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[quote=tomtuttle]It's a different type of thing, but I thought the audio and video fidelity of The Jazz Channel presents BB King was stunning.

For 89$ to over 100$ for a new DVD, it wants to be stunning!!!
I paid less than that to see him 'in person' about 6 or more years ago.
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#185757 - 11/27/07 09:39 AM Re: Need a great sounding concert DVD [Re: Worfzara]
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Registered: 07/25/05
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Thank you for every one's thoughts, Looks like a have a few options. Leaning towards the Eagles thing, just becasue I like their music and everyone else I know as heard of them.

Sorry, I didn't mention in my original post that I am still using standard DVD (hopfully on an Oppo DV-981HD, if Santa is comes this year), waiting for the HD/BLU combi players to come down in price (cuz no one seems to know who is gonna win the war).

I have RUSH IN RIO, but the sound mix isn't very good, and although I am a huge RUSH fan it's not everyone's (my parents) cup of tea. I also have Sara Brightman - La Luna, wich is recorded very well in DTS, it's just a little too classical for somepeople (my wife) people. My wife has the Dixie Chicks, which is too Country for me, and Truimph Live - Sport of Kings tour in Halifax, good sound but the video isn't great, not to mention Rik Emmett in 1986 spandax isn't very appealing.

Oh ya, not a concert DVD, but I do have Wird Al's Greatest hits video, sounds great and always good for a laugh.

"cuttin' for the very 1st time, like a suuuuuuurgen"

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#185760 - 11/27/07 10:03 AM Re: Need a great sounding concert DVD [Re: Worfzara]
Ray3 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/04
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Loc: Rochester, NY
Big vote for the Eagles Farewell Tour.

Others with excellent audio I did not see mentioned:

- Alison Krauss & Union Station Live
- Doobie Brothers - Live At Wolf Trap
- Faith Hill: When The Lights Go Down
- James Taylor: Live At Beacon Theater
- Norah Jones - Live in New Orleans
- Steely Dan: Two Against Nature
- Yes: Symphonic Live

I tend to keep my eyes open and chase down the DVDs with the best audio. So far it's paid off pretty well.

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#185786 - 11/27/07 01:27 PM Re: Need a great sounding concert DVD [Re: Ray3]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8288
Loc: Tacoma
Yes, Murph, I didn't realize that the BB King is apparently out of print now. I rented it through Netflix and kept it for about a month.

R30 is mixed MUCH better than Rush in Rio.

Mark, my attorney will be in touch.
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#185838 - 11/27/07 06:43 PM Re: Need a great sounding concert DVD [Re: tomtuttle]
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Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Y'all need to get a copy of the '07 Crossroads Festival DVD. Got mine in the mail today...

Definitely one of *the* best music DVDs in my personal inventory!
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#185876 - 11/28/07 09:09 AM Re: Need a great sounding concert DVD [Re: RickF]
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SWEEET! Nice Lineup. I'll be ordering that one when I recover financially from Christmas shopping.

Funny, I never thought of Steve Winwood as an accomplished guitar player but he got four spots on the DVD. I guess I will have to watch it and reevaluate. Unfortunately for him, I only remember him for his brief radio play in the pop world.
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