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    Default Are you ready for Blu-ray Audio? Universal Music thinks you are

    Saw this on the Steve Hoffman forum, I figure to spread the word here.

    Japan HMV list Blu-ray Audio titles ready for release in May 2013

    Back in January 2013, Universal Music had the following to say....

    High Fidelity Pure Audio is an exciting new physical product which uses Blu-ray technology to deliver an ultra-high quality listening experience to the consumer. Blu-ray discs offer increased bandwidth and capacity, meaning audio can be encoded without the compression required on CD releases. This allows for pure, uncompressed 24bit/96khz audio so you can really hear music as it was meant to be heard!

    Following on from the incredible feedback received on previous releases (including the Rolling Stones new Grrr! Greatest Hits compilation), more than 50 titles are now available. These releases include all the greats of classical music that Universal has to offer as well as a selection of contemporary material, including legendary titles from artists including Bob Marley, Queen and Stevie Wonder.

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    WOW SUPERTRAMP.....guess I'm going to have to jump on the BR bandwagon. Too bad they have not brought any Supertramp SACD to market.....

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    Pretty sweet if this takes off. I guess there are a few out there now? I have Tom Petty's Mojo on audio only blu-ray, and I guess Pink Floyd's Immersion versions of DSOTM and WYWH would be considered audio only, even though there's some video outside the remastering. Anyone ever compare Floyd's blu-ray of either of these releases to the SACD releases? Be interested to hear if there is an audible difference.

    Anyway, thanks for the link and info Danny, much appreciated.

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    This allows for pure, uncompressed 24bit/96khz audio – so you can really hear music as it was meant to be heard!
    They tried this with DVD-A and look what happened to those......dead in the water. I'm damn sure not buying into yet another format. SACD rules!
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    So like HD Tracks but with all the inconvenience?
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    Well no, you would actually own and be able to trade or sell them.
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    I am with Jesse here. I have maybe a dozen or so DVD-As that I listen to in my car and literally nowhere else (Car has a 5.1 system, DVD-A player, etc).

    Pretty sure it will have a few gems and then just fade out to the periphery.
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    I looked online for some of the 50 titles already available only found one. http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Rolling-.../dp/B009X1SZFO is the Japan HMV link the only place to get them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZLTFUL View Post
    Pretty sure it will have a few gems and then just fade out to the periphery.
    Well maybe but they said the same about SACD/DVD-audio. I have a good collection of both and with the titles I have that are on both formats the DVD-A is just a bit better to my ears on some of them. That being said remember the format war was going on as well and HD/BR disc's was at it also so it may just take off this time as most have a BR-player. We need all the distributors to get on it as well. Sony would not let their artists make DVD-Audio's but still didn't make as much available as they said they would on SACD. Thank god others stepped in and took over.

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    Psychodelic Pill is great on blu-ray. Will most definately buy more titles.

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    BluRay audio sounds good to me. I have a couple of titles and love them..

    I still pick up a DVD-A disk now and then, I like them as well..

    With that said SACD is where it's at..
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    I already have a couple, and as more become available I will buy them.

    One question for Oppo 105 owners is will the Oppo play Bluray audio disks at high-res and send the analog out the balanced outputs? Or are we stuck with using HDMI and a pre that accepts HDMI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    I already have a couple, and as more become available I will buy them.

    One question for Oppo 105 owners is will the Oppo play Bluray audio disks at high-res and send the analog out the balanced outputs?

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    Great. Now I have another piece of gear to buy. I wish there was a BR audio only player, no video, at this time.

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    IMO SACD sounds better than DVD-Audio which is essentially equivalent to Blu-Ray Audio (both 24bit/192khz). I'll stick with SACD, especially since MFSL and Audio Fidelity aren't putting out Blu-ray Audio discs.
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    Good timing, I am listening to patrichbarbermoderncool now in 5.1, and it sounds great. Stereo is next.

    Earlier tonight I was listening to my new rack and it occurred to me to watch the new Patricia Barber Blueray, so I put it in and hit play, play, play, play, .... and now I am wondering if my Oppo is broken. Then, eureka, I realize this is a music only disc. Duh!

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    SACD and vinyl is where it's at for me. Plus, I can rip all the vinyl I want in 96/24 and up it to my media player. Agree with Jesse, I own it, can trade or sell it and still have the rips for convenience.



    Oh yeah, did I mention it sounds better and costs less to?

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    I feel this is a little to late. This should have come out years ago when they where talking about it. The market is geared towards downloads and thats where it's at.
    I have no interest in trading or selling my music. Not to mention now another disc I gotta make room for somewhere in my collection.
    DOn't get me wrong I'm all for high rez music however you can get it , I'll probably see a disc I gotta have but I'm not excited to give this a spin. I can get 24/192 from HD tracks. I also own both SACD and DVD AUDIO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mantis View Post
    I feel this is a little to late. This should have come out years ago when they where talking about it. The market is geared towards downloads and thats where it's at.
    I have no interest in trading or selling my music. Not to mention now another disc I gotta make room for somewhere in my collection.
    DOn't get me wrong I'm all for high rez music however you can get it , I'll probably see a disc I gotta have but I'm not excited to give this a spin. I can get 24/192 from HD tracks. I also own both SACD and DVD AUDIO.
    Exactly. I've got 4 blu-ray players at my house, only one plays SACD. I love my SACDs, but if they want to put out another great sounding format and I don't have to upgrade my hardware to listen to it, count me in!

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    They've been promising BDA for years, and very few titles have come out. I'm done holding my breath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado Red View Post
    Exactly. I've got 4 blu-ray players at my house, only one plays SACD. I love my SACDs, but if they want to put out another great sounding format and I don't have to upgrade my hardware to listen to it, count me in!
    I was thinking the same thing.

    Are BDA discs compatible with all blu-ray players? If so, I think this could really take off since way more people own BR players.

    But I've had a few Leinenkugels at this point so maybe my logic is skewed.
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    i wish they had more music on blu ray instead of those live concerts

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitdogg2 View Post
    WOW SUPERTRAMP.....guess I'm going to have to jump on the BR bandwagon.
    Now available for pre-order

    http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview....EY=NEOIMP-6672

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    Why do the dates keep changing? I really want to get my hands on a BD Audio disk. It was may 13th for some now its May 21st and June 10th.
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