Friday, 13 April 2001
Although I have heard enough DVD-A demos in ghastly-sounding hotel rooms, I have not previously been able to listen to them in the comfort of my own living room. However, as of the other day, I am lucky enough to have a Kenwood DV-4070 DVD Universal player, and as a result I’m able to listen to DVD-A discs at home, on my fairly average (and outrageously eclectic, but at least well known to me) home system for the first time. The results are distinctly encouraging.
First, note that you are obliged to use your player’s internal converters and analog 5.1 output if you want to listen to DVD-As at full quality, because although DVD-A players have digital outs, they only offer CD-quality. This is of course silly, but it’s also a discussion for another time. Just remember that for the time ...