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Old 11-28-2007   #64
Join Date: Sep 2007
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Default Re: SACD and DVD-Audio, Doomed Formats?

Originally Posted by stevea View Post
Is there any reason why music should not just move on from SACD/DVD-A to TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio?
I would guess the cost of entry is currently too high for most music labels. Also, most music content does not have associated video. A DVD-A disk might have ~5GB of data, far less than the capacity of HD-DVD or Blu-Ray. Some concerts (Dave Mathews) and an opera (The Magic Flute) have been released in hi-def format, and it will be interesting to see how these do in the marketplace.

I'm still strongly in favor of the downloaded content model where I can pick and choose which tracks I want, store them on a server and select and play these tracks through a modern, graphical interface.
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