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What's your favorite Pink Floyd concert DVD?

Discussion in 'Music/Concert DVD 's' started by toolmanmike, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. gguerra

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    Waiting for either Pulse or Delicate Sound on Blu-Ray.. No so much for the better video quality but it should be much improved audio.. Nothing like DTS-HD or Dolby TrueHD. It is simply awesome. Can't say enough about it.
     
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    rollingstoned Queens of the Stone Age

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    What do you prefer DTS-HD or Dolby TrueHD?
     
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    I like both, DTS and Dolby are both good, I would think there is more difference from the quality of speakers you are playing the DVD on than the minute differences between either format. I have played around with all these formats and they are stunning when you set up everything properly.

    Hep has to move out of the dark ages and get himself a DVD rig and a surround system, even die hard audiophiles would and do appreciate the quality of the new technology. It complements a great stereo, not replaces it.
     
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    Regular DTS and Dolby 5.1 are NOT the same as DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD. DVD Audio is "Lossy" where as Blu-Ray audio is "Lossless" Even though DTS and Dolby sound good on DVD's, their Blu-Ray counterparts blow them out of the water. It's like comparing an MP3 to CD-Audio.. Here is a little more info Blu-ray Audio Formats Explained

    I personally prefer DTS-HD although it's hard to tell the difference. If you have the chance sometime try watching a good movie on Blu-Ray using DTS-HD and you will see what I am talking about.
     
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    I never said they were the same GG, just saying there is probably more of a difference between playing Any of those formats on a modest system as compared to the playback on a really top notch system. Such as playing True HD Dolby on a modest surround rig won't sound as good as the Lossy formats on a Great rig, it is as dependent on your quality of equipment as it is the format.
     
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    You are correct LG..

    From what I have been reading Pulse was shot in Standard Definition so an HD Version would not improve the video. Delicate Sound was shot on film.

    Even though it is not a "concert" one that has not been mentioned is "The Wall" which would be excellent in both video and audio quality if released on BluRay. I do remember seeing it in 1982 at the theater in 70mm Dolby and even back then the sound was awesome. Saw it in Dallas, at the Northpark theater.
     
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    I still have the Delicate Sound on VHS, and it sounds great to me...almost like the warmth of a good analog recording. I have Pulse on DVD and it is epic as well, but like Lynch I have a fondness for Delicate that goes beyond just the performance.

    And you are right GG, if it's not encoded in the New format when they record it, then there is only so much you can do to upgrade it later.(Unless the audio was done wide open with no limitations.) Still the fact I can dim the lights turn on the system and have Pink Floyd play a concert in my house is amazing, growing up I would never have imagined all the technological enhancements we take for granted now.:tup:
     
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    Actually, you can't really tap into the full potential of DTS-HD or Dolby True HD unless both your Blu-ray Disc player and your receiver are up to spec and have both of these codecs.

    I heard it on a 7.1 system at CES in January and it was pretty awesome.

    As for Pink Floyd DVDs, Pompeii is my favorite legitimate disc.

    I have bootleg DVDs from the Animals and The Wall tours that are pretty cool.
     
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    Yeah my friend has surround sound for his audio player, it sounds really wicked.
     
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    Agreed :grinthumb

    Pompeii is the best quality and the best representaion of the Floyd in their prime. There are other bootleg recordings out there such as the 1970 KQED studio broadcast, but nothing comes close to Pompeii. And if you get the Director's Cut there is extra footage of Rog, David, Rick and Nick working in the studio on what would become Dark Side of The Moon. Also some pretty funny interviews with the band.:heheh:

    As for DSOT and PULSE, I wore out that VHS tape (DSOT) when I was 14! So I'm pretty bored of it now. Pulse is good for a greatest hits collection and the extra interviews and stuff, but even though I own it, it's not my first choice to pop in the DVD player.
     

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