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5.1 Entertainment and DVDplus International Sign License Agreement

5.1 Entertainment and DVDplus have entered an agreement to use DVDplus technology under the DualDisc trademark in Europe, John Trickett, Chairman and CEO of the 5.1 Entertainment Group, and Dieter Dierks, Chairman and CEO of DVDplus International Inc., announced today. read more…

Sony Europe Announces First PC With DSD, ASIO 2.1 and Blu-Ray Disc

At the recent Musikmesse 2005 Show, Sony’s IT Europe Division announced what they are calling the World’s First PC with three cutting edge technologies: Direct Stream Digital (DSD), Steinberg’s Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) 2.1 and a Blu-Ray Disc Drive. read more…

NAB 2005: Blu-Ray/HD-DVD Compromise Rumored To Be In The Works

NAB 2005: The big news from this year’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention isn’t on the show floor, but behind the scenes. After weeks of speculation in the industry, word is starting to leak out that the proponents of the next-generation Blu-Ray and HD-DVD formats are working out a unified High Storage, High Resolution Video Disc format. read more…

Virgin Records Releases Bryan Ferrys Boys and Girls Surround Sound SACD in U.S.

Virgin Records Releases Bryan Ferrys Boys and Girls Surround Sound SACD in U.S.

Following a successful release in Europe, Virgin Records has brought the 20th Anniversary Surround Sound SACD edition of Bryan Ferry’s Boys and Girls album to the U.S. market. The Hybrid Super Audio CD of Ferry’s popular album hit the racks in U.S. music stores on Tuesday. read more…

Universal Music Releases 2 Classical SACDs and Announces 3 More

This week Universal Music group released 2 more Surround Sound Super Audio CDs in the U.S. market. The new SACDs from pianists Lang Lang and Yundi Li follow earlier Super Audio CD releases by these artists. read more…

TACET Beethoven String Quartets – The Longest DVD-Audio Title

The latest DVD-Audio title from TACET is a recording of Beethoven’s String Quartets op. 18, nos. 1-6, the first in a series of four discs from the Auryn Quartet, Matthias Lingenfelder and Jens Oppermann (violin), Stewart Eaton (viola) and Andreas Arndt (violoncello). read more…

5.1 Production Services Opens New York Office

5.1 Production Services has expanded its corporation operations, by opening its first office in New York City. A division of 5.1 Entertainment Group, 5.1 Production Services is an award winning company offering state of the art production services to the music and entertainment industries. read more…

Brothers In Arms Coming to SACD Surround Sound on May 9th

Brothers In Arms by the Dire Straits, one of the best known rock albums of the ’80s and one of the most sought after rock albums for a Surround Sound edition is coming to Surround Sound Super Audio CD next month on May 9th. read more…

JSP Records Releases 2 Blues Surround Sound SACDs in U.S. and 3 More in the U.K.

JSP Records, an independent record label in the U.K., has released 2 new Blues albums in Surround Sound Super Audio CD in the U.S, market. The new SACDs feature Blues artists Byther Smith and Guitar Shorty in classic blues performances that have been remixed into 5.1 Surround Sound and reissued on Hybrid Surround Sound SACDs. read more…

40th Anniversary Surround Sound SACD by Golden Earring Hits Dutch Charts

Golden Earring, a Hard Rock band based in the Netherlands, has hit the Top 10 Dutch Album Charts with their latest album in Surround Sound Super Audio CD entitled Naked III: Live at the Panama. The new live album was released on the 40th anniversary of the date of the band’s first album. read more…

5.1 Entertainment April 2005 DualDisc Releases

5.1 Entertainment Group are proud to announce their outstanding release slate of DualDiscs in April, including releases from Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Blue Цyster Cult, and the Utah Symphony conducted by Maurice Abravanel

DualDisc is a new music product that combines a CD and DVD on a single disc. read more…

Barb Jungr Takes an Uncharted Journey Into The Kings Legacy

Linn Records have just released Barb Jungr’s fourth solo album, perhaps her most exciting and daring album yet. ‘Love Me Tender’ (Linn AKD 255) draws from the eclectic repertoire of Elvis Presley which Jungr, widely regarded as Britain’s foremost chansonnier and song stylist, has completely reconceived. read more…

The Very Best of ERA Released on SACD/DVD Video Double Disc

The latest release by ERA is a best of album that has been made available as an SACD and DVD Video Double Disc release. Entitled The Very Best of ERA, the new album comes in a colorful Double Disc “Deluxe Edition” that has been released by Mercury Records in France and distributed by Universal Music International in Europe. read more…

Denon Adds Dual Disc Questions and Answers to Web Site

Denon Electronics has added a Dual Disc section to their U.S. web site. The new information takes the form of a set of 4 “frequently asked questions” (FAQs) about the Dual Disc format and the playability or the two sides of these discs on Denon CD, DVD and Universal CD, DVD & SACD optical disc players. read more…

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