dvd-a

Latest Denon DVD-A1 Specifications

Detailed Denon DVD-A1 preliminary specifications were today supplied to High Fidelity Review by Denon’s UK public and media relations consultants.

The DVD-A1 is the region 2 version of the Denon DVD-9000, a unit SMR Group first reported upon from the Consumer Electronics Show (Las Vegas) in January. read more…

Real World High Resolution Re-Releases

Peter Gabriel fans are excited at the possibility of re-releases of his classic albums on either SACD or DVD-Audio, but, contrary to the impression given by a number of on-line resources, details of the releases and their format are yet to be decided. read more…

New DVD-Audio Releases From EMI/Capitol Records

EMI and Capitol Records are to release four DVD-Audio titles on June 18th. All have been re-mixed from the original master tapes at Capitol Studios and will be presented in multi-channel and stereo 96kHz 24-bit. read more…

SigmaTel Demonstrate Six-Channel 192kHz 24-bit Multimedia CODEC

SigmaTel have moved the possibility of PC DVD-Audio and SACD playback one step closer with a 192kHz 24-bit multi-channel demonstration of their C-Major™ STAC9460 decoder solution at the Spring Intel Developer Forum meeting, held between February 25th and 28th at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. read more…

Silverline and Sanctuary to Release 140 New DVD-Audio Titles

Silverline is to release 140 DVD-Audio titles from the forthcoming and current Sanctuary Group catalogue; featured artists include Joey Ramone, Bob Marley, Widespread Panic, Styx, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sex Pistols, and Motorhead. read more…

Two New DVD-Audio Players From JVC UK

Two new DVD-Audio players feature in JVC’s 2002 product line-up for region 2 (UK) markets.

The first is something of a rarity, a combination DVD player/recorder, the JVC HM-VDR10EK. Following Panasonic and Hitachi’s leads, the JVC will use DVD-RAM technology alongside a DVD-R option to enable what the company describes as “optimum versatility”. read more…

DVD-Audio is Popular Wedding Gift

Toshiba’s SD-9200 DVD-Audio player is one of the twenty-five most popular wedding gifts according to today’s Amazon.com technology trends report.

Launched on 14th February this year, Amazon’s Wedding Registry allows engaged couples to create on-line wedding lists, detailing the items they’d like to receive on the ‘big day’. read more…

Navarre Entertainment Media to Distribute Valley Entertainment DVD-Audio

Navarre Entertainment Media are to distribute Valley Entertainment’s DVD-Audio titles, which include those released on the DTS Entertainment label.

Navarre Corporation also announced that its Entertainment Media division will become the North American distributor of no less than six additional labels, including the UK’s Sanctuary Group (Noise and Rough Trade), Evangeline Records, JSP Records, and Snapper Music, while newly signed home-grown American labels include Riviera Entertainment and Ace Records (including the BGP, Big Beat, boplicity, Cascade, Chiswick, Globestyle, Kent and Southbound imprints). read more…

DVD-Audio/Video Software Compliance Test Discs

The DVD Forum is to produce a test disc for DVD-Audio, DVD-Video and DVD-ROM software manufacturers to enable the production of discs that are fully compatible with DVD read-only formats.

As more and more discs push the technical boundaries of DVD, adding advanced branching, complex supplemental materials and animated menus, many DVD-Video and DVD-Audio machines have exhibited playback issues, resulting in understandable customer dissatisfaction. read more…

Exclusive Pioneer DV-747 Internal Layout Images

Images of the Pioneer DV-747A internal components and layout are now on-line at the SMR Group web site. The DV-747A is the region 2 equivalent of the Pioneer Elite DV-47 multi-channel SACD and DVD-Audio player. read more…

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…

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