What Laser Pressings Are Better Than The DVD's?

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Curtin/Dobbs, May 12, 2004.

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    Julien WILK Guest

    Japanese got lucky once more. Most video clips and live concerts are
    released with LPCM sountrack (like the JPOP "Mr.Children Live Dec 21" I'm
    listening to right now). No other option: LPCM 2.0 is the only soundtrack.

    Re-release of Jazz/Classical classics on DVD are usually keeping the LPCM
    soundtrack found on LD. Result: you can get the LD for really cheap :)

    Julien WILK, May 18, 2004
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    Biz Guest

    Almost every music/concert dvd I have or have heard has PCM audio option.
    Biz, May 18, 2004
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    jayembee Guest

    Music/concert discs aside, and counting just movies, I know of 18. One
    is Criterion's edition of DO THE RIGHT THING. The other 17 are various
    titles licensed from Univeral that Image released back in 1998:

    Abbott & Costello in the Foreign Legion
    Amazon Women on the Moon
    Belle of the Nineties
    Buck Privates
    Buck Privates Come Home [1]
    Cocoanuts, The
    Horse Feathers
    In the Navy
    Journey to the Far Side of the Sun [2]
    Kiss of the Vampire
    Klondike Annie
    Monkey Business
    Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie [2]
    Road to Morocco
    Road to Utopia
    Serpent and the Rainbow, The [2]
    This Island Earth [2]

    [1] Package says that it's Dolby Digital, but it's actually PCM.

    [2] I don't own these, so I'm not positive about them.

    -- jayembee
    jayembee, May 18, 2004
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    Joshua Zyber Guest

    I stand corrected. I had to bring some of my toes in on this one!
    Joshua Zyber, May 18, 2004
  5. I'll add one more: the original DVD of _City Lights_ (the Image disc),
    which has a PCM stereo track for the newer recording of the score. All the
    other Image Chaplin discs were DD-only: I'm not sure why this one was
    treated differently.

    Douglas Bailey, May 19, 2004
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    Richard C. Guest

    message : : > > Easier yes. "Better" is subjective. At least when it comes to
    : 2-channel
    : > > sources, laserdisc PCM sounds vastly better than Dolby Digital
    : The
    : > > 5.1 sound options are more evenly matched.
    : >
    : > What about DVDs with PCM audio as well? It really isnt fair to
    : compare a LD
    : > with PCM audio to a DVD without the same PCM audio as well.
    : How many DVDs are there with PCM sound?

    MANY opera DVDs have PCM.

    : I think I could count them on my
    : fingers. Meanwhile, almost every laserdisc has PCM as the default
    : option. PCM is the 2-channel standard on LD, and DD 2.0 is the
    : standard on DVD, thus it is fair and proper to compare them.
    Richard C., May 20, 2004
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