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Old 06-25-2007   #6
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Default Re: RUSH in surround sound

Originally Posted by timbre4 View Post
I've had Replay X3 for several months andf the Grace Under Pressure audio disc is a 2.0 only CD, nothing 5.1 about it. Don't know where you got that idea. Was happy for this as I'd made a cassette from the GUP laserdisc years ago.

The good news is that Alex Lifeson has embraced 5.1 fully for the concert mixes. Wxit Stage Left is CLASSIC material that's shot on relatively weak film elements so it's never going to look pristine. Alex wisely chose to spend the budget on making the sound as good as possible and that's the main draw.

I need to watch Grace and Show Of Hands soon.

NP: Dream Theatre - Systematic Chaos special edition in Dolby Digital 5.1 which is unable to consistently support the musical presentation. Rush disc had better be higher quality than this, but I doubt it. No DTS track here and it should've been DVD-A from the git-go. Maddening volume shifts... VERY distracting...
Thanks for correcting me. I lumped all of the discs under the discription for the DVDs. So was the updated sound tracks worth the $?
I also have the Systematic Chaos special addition and have mixed feelings about as well. I got an email today saying Snakes and Arrows shipped. We'll see if they do a better job. Porcupine Tree's latest Fear of a Blank Planet is very good on DVD.
I think it will be a mixed bag for music on the DVD format for a while. I prefer higher bandwidth but thats just me. I think eventually music should be on Blue ray or HD-DVD. No bandwidth limitations, you can have several different formats (DVD-A, DTS, SACD), plus video and other goodies. I vote for Blue-Ray just to get this format war over with as quickly as possible. Time will tell...
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