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#186718 - 12/05/07 11:47 AM Re: Need a great sounding concert DVD [Re: Joe_in_SC]
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Registered: 07/25/05
Posts: 709
Loc: London area, Ont, Canada
That would be a great choice too, I have the DVD Audio disc. It sounds great and the video for "Forever and For Always" is, well, really enjoyable to watch, even with the sound muted.

And most people can identify her music, I'll def. keep that one in mind.

Thanks

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#187033 - 12/07/07 04:01 PM Re: Need a great sounding concert DVD [Re: Worfzara]
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Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6730
Loc: PEI, Canada
Picked up the NiN concert in HD-DVD when I was in Ottawa at a MusicWorld, going out of business sale. Both impressed and disappointed.....

When playing the new HD audio track, I definitely believe I am hearing some additional clarity. I've swapped back and forth between the Dolby and the HD-DVD tracks and I have swapped back and forth with the regular DVD that I still own and I even seem to be able to even pick out a few noises that are not there, or very distant, in the Dolby version.

However, It also seems like the vocals are weaker in the HD version. I know it's not a true test, but in switching back and forth, I truly find that I have trouble hearing what Trent Reznor is singing compared to the standard DVD version. This was a big disapointment as the last thing I expected was for part of the sound to degrade rather than improve.

I'd be interested if anybody else picks this up and lets me know if they feel the same way. Perhaps I'm just listening too hard.
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#187099 - 12/08/07 08:23 AM Re: Need a great sounding concert DVD [Re: Murph]
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It might be that the vocals are slightly compressed on the compressed soundtracks. More dynamic range on uncompressed soundtracks sometimes means turning it up a couple of dB.
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#193117 - 01/19/08 05:52 PM Re: Need a great sounding concert DVD [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Registered: 11/20/07
Posts: 89
Loc: Cold Lake AB
Just found this thread. There are allot of great suggestions on here headed out right now to add to my collection.

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#193137 - 01/19/08 08:32 PM Re: Need a great sounding concert DVD [Re: mastaplaya]
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 364
Loc: Calgary, AB
Gotta throw my 2 cents in for Buena Vista Social Club DVD. Its about the making of the album with Ry Cooder and there are 2 different concert performances (New York and Amsterdam) that are amazing.

But then you have to appreciate Cuban Folk Music, or maybe not. I gotta loan it to Mojo so he can give feedback, but the fact I have been to cuba twice helps.

I can taste the Mojito and cigars when I watch it.

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#193621 - 01/24/08 01:53 PM Re: Need a great sounding concert DVD [Re: ctown]
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Read through the whol thread. There are a few that I am ready to get but is there any good classical music, preferrably piano, live performance DVD out there?
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#193734 - 01/25/08 08:27 AM Re: Need a great sounding concert DVD [Re: h317]
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Registered: 08/27/07
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Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
A quick search through Amazon for Daniel Barenboim (one of best pianist/conductors).
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/103...words=Barenboim
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#193760 - 01/25/08 11:38 AM Re: Need a great sounding concert DVD [Re: EFalardeau]
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Registered: 10/03/05
Posts: 851
Loc: Toronto
A "concert" DVD which has become one of our reference test dvds when comparing HT sound and subs is Eric Clapton's "Sessions with Robert J". The sound quality is about the best I've heard likely because it is actually a filmed studio recording. The opening track with the bassist and drummer warming up is what we use to do comparisons. Exceptional clarity and range especially in the first studio sessions.
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#193879 - 01/25/08 08:48 PM Re: Need a great sounding concert DVD [Re: jakeman]
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Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 1121
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Picked up the Nirvana Unplugged in New York Concert. Although I'm not a huge Nirvana fan, the sound quality is excellent - right up there with both Eagles concerts, & Fleetwood Mac - The Dance.

Ones to avoid: Dixie Chicks - Top of the World, and Bon Jovi - Lost Highway. Content is good, but both have way too much compression and sound terrible.
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#193880 - 01/25/08 08:54 PM Re: Need a great sounding concert DVD [Re: Joey]
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Registered: 05/16/02
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
 Originally Posted By: Joey
Pardon my selection as I know people may laugh but....Yanni Live: The Concert Event has some of the best musicians I have ever heard on it! \:o

STOP LAUGHING!!!!


For some reason when I hear "Yanni", I can't help but think of "Zamfir - Master of the pan flute!"
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