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I'm a bit behind times and thinking about buying a Blu-Ray player (Oppo BDP-93). My TV is an older 50" plasma that can't do 1080p, so I'm buying the Oppo just for the advanced resolution sound formats on Blu-Ray.

I currently have a good collection of SACD and DVD-A and love the sound. I would like to enjoy watching music concerts with the same sound capability of high resolution audio. Therefore I'm looking for concert Blu-Ray videos that have Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio.

But before taking the plunge, I want to make sure there are good concert videos available in these formats. Is there a list somewhere? Amazon is horrible as it doesn't list the sound formats for many of the Blu-Ray disks. I enjoy listening to all kinds of music, such as classical, jazz, blues, and rock. Any advice is appreciated. Google search for "Blu Ray concerts HD Audio" brings up too much unrelated junk.

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This gentleman has graciously made this available:

DVD-A Registry for hirez/surround audio
Bluray, DVD-Audio, DAD/HDAD, DualDisc, MVI

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Don't get sucked into the assumption that a HD audio codec means high-quality audio. It doesn't. There are many examples of lossy concert audio tracks that sound better than some lossless HD concert tracks. GIGO.

My 2 favorites at present for concert audio are the new release "Concert For George" and the older release of K.D. Lang Live In London. Both have expertly recorded and mastered audio as well as great video.

Some others I have and enjoy for quality:

Return To Forever Live In Montreux
Roy Orbison: Black and White Night
Porcupine Tree Anesthetize
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I just watched this again a few days ago and really dig it (Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds acoustic):

http://www.amazon.com/Dave-Matthews-...4007203&sr=8-1

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Dave, the site you referred me to is a good starting point. But it appears most of the disks listed are audio only (with some exceptions).

rdgrimes, I am aware that some of the high resolution concerts may not sound that great. I do have some concert DVD's that are Dolby Digital/DTS and sound pretty damn good! Thanks for the referrals.

holt7153, That Dave Mathews concert is exactly what I'm talking about. A live concert video with high resolution sound. I just wish there was a website that was all about this.

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Dave, the site you referred me to is a good starting point. But it appears most of the disks listed are audio only (with some exceptions).

rdgrimes, I am aware that some of the high resolution concerts may not sound that great. I do have some concert DVD's that are Dolby Digital/DTS and sound pretty damn good! Thanks for the referrals.

holt7153, That Dave Mathews concert is exactly what I'm talking about. A live concert video with high resolution sound. I just wish there was a website that was all about this.
The website below is decent, but it's more about all Blurays and not just concert stuff. I actually just ordered these discs yesterday:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Rush-S...-Blu-ray/1900/

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Po...-Blu-ray/3615/

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The website below is decent, but it's more about all Blurays and not just concert stuff. I actually just ordered these discs yesterday:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Po...-Blu-ray/3615/
Is this The Police live in concert video or just sound tracks? As I review a lot of these disks, I have a hard time telling if these are videos or just music. Some are obvious, such as your link to Rush and Dave Mathews. But others are hard to tell. Am I missing something?

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Is this The Police live in concert video or just sound tracks? As I review a lot of these disks, I have a hard time telling if these are videos or just music. Some are obvious, such as your link to Rush and Dave Mathews. But others are hard to tell. Am I missing something?
It looks like it's a live album:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certifi...n_Buenos_Aires

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Is this The Police live in concert video or just sound tracks? As I review a lot of these disks, I have a hard time telling if these are videos or just music. Some are obvious, such as your link to Rush and Dave Mathews. But others are hard to tell. Am I missing something?

It is a concert video with great audio. It comes with a CD of the concert that is well mastered also.
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Howard true my site lists mostly audio only discs (or at least I'm trying to restrict the list to audio-only)

You should look at the BD site http://www.blu-ray.com/ - especially the Music section

I haven't heard the Concert for George BD, but even the DVD Audio quality is good, you can't go wrong with the BD.

Another one to look out for is Porcupine Tree's Anesthetize BD they usually do good sound. If you don't know who they are, go to http://www.porcupinetree.com/ and listen to Fear of a Blank Planet.

oh, just remembered the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 - even the DVD sounds awesome.

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Here's a discussion of concert Blu-rays that include video:

http://www.whatsbestforum.com/showth...ncert-Blu-Rays

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It is a concert video with great audio. It comes with a CD of the concert that is well mastered also.

Another fantastic blu ray video concert is Jeff Beck live at Ronnie Scott’s, a really good show, AQ and PQ.
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But before taking the plunge, I want to make sure there are good concert videos available in these formats. Is there a list somewhere? Amazon is horrible as it doesn't list the sound formats for many of the Blu-Ray disks. I enjoy listening to all kinds of music, such as classical, jazz, blues, and rock. Any advice is appreciated. Google search for "Blu Ray concerts HD Audio" brings up too much unrelated junk.

The selection on BD is not great yet. And, while we can hope, it may never be. Blu-ray probably has a better chance of thriving than DVD Audio or SACD since high res discs play on the same player as movies. But, the discs still aren't portable and there's never been evidence that there's much of a market for high res multichannel concerts.
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