DVD-Audio

5.1 Entertainment Expands DVD-Audio Catalogue and Introduces Day/Date Release Schedule

Exciting news from 5.1 Entertainment. We can exclusively reveal that the Los Angeles based company, whose labels include Electromatrix, immergent and Silverline, have plans to re-author some of their early music titles as DVD-Audio discs, thereby affording discerning listeners a significantly greater choice of material already widely acclaimed in DVD-Video form. read more…

DVD-Audio players from Parasound

Parasound announced two new DVD-A compatible DVD players at CES 2002. Both are part of their new high-end Halo product line.

The $5,000 D1 supports DVD-Audio and Video, CD-R and CD-RW, HDCD, DTS, Dolby Digital and MP-3. read more…

Panasonic announces new DVD-Audio player

At CES 2002 Panasonic announced a new slimline DVD-Audio compatible player, the DVD-RP82.

As well as DVD-A compatibility this model will also feature Sage/Faroudja deinterlacing, WMA support and a choice of colours – silver or black. read more…

EAD DVDMaster

Enlightened Audio Designs announced their DVDMaster range at CES 2002. DVD-Audio and MP3 are supported but not SACD.

The range consists of three models – the 6000 for 5.1 systems; the 8000 supporting 7.1 channels and the 8000 Pro adding additional capabilities and the highest grade components. read more…

Apex Announces new Universal player

At CES 2002 Apex Digital announced a new universal DVD player, the AD-7702. It features compatibility with DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, VCD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW and HDCD, and will play CD-R/RWs containing MP3 and WMA files. read more…

Universal DVD Player from Accurate Imaging Technolgies

Accurate Imaging Technologies are to introduce a universal disc player, the Accurate Digital Max. It will support both DVD-Audio and SACD, together with standard DVD-Video playback features.

AIT is a newly formed company, a joint venture between James Wellnitz, previously of Kloss Video, Pulsar, Runco and Vidikron of America, and Bob Rosser, President of Ultimate Entertainment and Systems Design, an Arizona-based custom install business. read more…

Eric Clapton – ‘Reptile’ A DVD-Audio review by Stuart M. Robinson

Think of legendary guitarists and sooner or later the name Eric Clapton will spring to mind… and with good reason given his illustrious pedigree – ‘Slowhand’, ‘Just One Night’ and ‘Journeyman’ to name but three highly revered albums. read more…

Forthcoming 96/24 DVD-Audio Releases from AIX

AIX have announced the January/February availability of two additional DVD-Audio titles, recorded, produced and mastered at 24-bit 96kHz. The titles, brought forward from their original February/March read more…

‘A Night at the Opera’ Delayed… Again

Queen’s ‘A Night at the Opera’ DVD-Audio disc has been delayed yet again.

DTS Entertainment has now announced that the disc will be pushed back to April 2002, but no reason for the additional delay has been given. read more…

Latest Pioneer DV-47A Universal Player Information

Pioneer’s DV-47A Elite universal DVD-Audio/SACD player was on show at CES 2002 and High Fidelity Review writers were able to learn more about the machine.

The Elite DV-47A will become available in February priced at $1,200 and as we reported in late November when we first broke news of the machine, is based on Pioneer’s DV-747 player which is only available outside the US market. read more…

Denon Announces Two New DVD-Audio Players

Denon have announced the latest addition to their DVD-Audio line-up, the DVD-9000. From the company’s press release:

The DVD-9000 is Denon’s latest product addressing the needs of consumers who seek the very best digital home entertainment experience. read more…

Analog Devices Respond to Claims of Misleading Information

In early December, we ran a news story reacting to a press release from Analog Devices promoting the addition of DTS 96/24 capabilities to their family of Melody™ decode engines.

In the opinion of High Fidelity Review, the following excerpt could be considered both misleading and inaccurate – “When encoded in the video zone of DVD-Audio discs, DTS 96/24 delivers 96/24 audio resolution on any existing DVD-Video player, eliminating the need for a separate DVD-Audio player…” since DTS 96/24 is a lossy system and in no way is to be considered the equal of or a substitute for Meridian Lossless Packing (MLP), the loss-less system employed by DVD-Audio. read more…

A Cautionary Tale – Digital Interface for DVD-Audio

The news of a digital interface for DVD-Audio has generated much excitement amongst home theatre enthusiasts, but the release of the DVD Forum’s guidelines for the use of an IEEE 1394 (Firewire) interface should be treated with caution. read more…

High Fidelity Review Official Launch

High Fidelity Review was officially launched today, January 4th, to coincide with the 2002 Consumer Electronic Show, held in Las Vegas.

HighFidelityReview.com will provide insight from the forefront of the rapidly growing, ever-changing ‘high-definition’ digital audio formats. read more…

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