DVD-Audio

Meridian Showcases DVD-Audio Technologies at CES 2005

CES 2005: DualDiscs are soon to have printed labels, just one of the news snippets from Meridian, the British-based international leader in digital audio and video for home theater and music systems, who have, with the co-sponsorship of Panasonic/MEI, dedicated a significant part of their booth at CES to promoting DVD-Audio technology, the high-resolution audio packaged medium based around Meridian’s MLP (Meridian Lossless Packing) system, delivering bit-for-bit accuracy for music and soundtracks in stereo or surround. read more…

Future Disc News: Multiple Grammy Award Nominations

Future Disc productions have scored six Grammy® Award nominations, including one for Don Grusin’s ‘The Hang’ in the category of Best Contemporary Jazz Album, a title that is available as a DVD-Audio disc. read more…

Lexicon and Mark Levinson Announce Players are DualDisc Compatible

Lexicon and Mark Levinson have reversed their advisories warning against DualDisc use within their players. High Fidelity Review readers will be more than familiar with the knee-jerk (some would say uninformed) reaction by a number of manufacturers to the launch of the hybrid DVD/CD format in late 2004. read more…

Meridian Issue Statement On DualDisc Compatibility

Meridian has issued a statement on the compatibility of the new DualDisc format and their own players. It is as follows:

Meridian has been fully aware of DualDisc since its inception, having carried out extensive tests on the new music carrier from the test-market stage onwards. read more…

M7 Records Issues New DVD-Audio

German record label M7 Records has recently released their second DVD-Audio disc.

Titled ‘a due’, the album contains a collection of baroque chamber music for violin and harpsichord, played by Susanne Schuetz (violin) and Christian Weiherer (harpsichord). read more…

Meridian Announces Version 4 800 Series Optical Disc Player

The 800 optical disc player from leading British consumer audio manufacturer Meridian has received equally high praise for the unparalleled quality of its video as it has for its world-beating audio performance, including high-resolution DVD-Audio. read more…

Macintosh Version of discWelder BRONZE Ships

Minnetonka Audio Software has announced shipment of its first DVD-Audio authoring tool for the Macintosh OS X platform: discWelder™ BRONZE.

Like the award winning PC version, discWelder™ BRONZE for the Mac allows users of OS X 10.3 or higher to easily write their own high-resolution DVD-A’s. read more…

Lexicon Issues Dual Disc Notice For RT-10 Universal Disc Player

Lexicon has joined the list of DVD, CD and SACD player makers in cautioning consumers about the use of their products with the new Dual Disc format. In the case of Lexicon, the Dual Disc “statement” covers the company’s RT-10 Universal DVD, CD, SACD and DVD-A disc player. read more…

Mark Levinson, Marantz and Sony Europe Issue Dual Disc Advisory Notices

The parade of optical disc player makers issuing Dual Disc Advisories grew to 8 this week with new consumer notices being issued by Mark Levinson, Marantz & Sony Europe. The three new notices come on the heels of 5 earlier Dual Disc caution and warning notices from Toshiba, Sony Electronics, Pioneer Electronics, Onkyo Electronics and Sony Computer Entertainment America. read more…

Silverline Records is First Independent Record Label to Release 45 DualDiscs

Silverline Records, a division of the 5.1 Entertainment Group, has released twenty additional DualDisc titles for a total of forty-five albums in the month of November. Silverline Records is participating with all major record labels in the launch of DualDisc, a two-sided disc made up of a CD on one side and a DVD on the other. read more…

Toshiba Consumer Advisory on the Dual Disc Format

Toshiba has issued a consumer advisory on the use of their CD, SACD and DVD players with the new Dual Disc format. The advisory is the latest in a series of similar notices from other consumer electronics companies which now include Sony Electronics, Pioneer Electronics, Onkyo Electronics and Sony Computer Entertainment America. read more…

Onkyo Issues Statement and Plans Investigation of Dual Disc Format

Late this week Onkyo joined Sony Electronics, Pioneer Electronics and Sony Computer Entertainment America in cautioning consumers about using Dual Discs in the company’s CD players, CD Recorders and DVD players and announcing plans for a “thorough investigation” of the format. read more…

Sony Computer Entertainment Cautions PlayStation 2 Owners About Dual Disc

PlayStation 2, PlayStation and PS One owners were greeted earlier today with a warning about the new Dual Disc format and potential compatibility problems it may create with that product from Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), the makers of these products. read more…

Pioneer Electronics Issues Customer Advisory on Dual Disc Format

Pioneer Electronics has issued a Consumer Advisory about the Dual Disc format in response to customer inquiries about compatibility issues with Dual Discs and some Pioneer consumer optical disc players. read more…

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