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DocCasualty's Avatar DocCasualty 11:25 PM 07-11-2014
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Just got my shipping notice for Quadrophenia. Still not in my cloud though.
Received Quadrophenia: 1973 Studio Album (Blu-ray Pure Audio) earlier this week (which BTW is fantastic!) and no associated AutoRip showed up. Went ahead and used the mp3 credit they gave me for http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1. For an mp3 it will suffice.

As an aside, I think all of these HFPA discs should have an associated free download included with the disc, regardless what Amazon or some other third party chooses to do in that regard. I'm sure they don't see it that way but to me it just makes sense. We've already bought the content for the surround sound and/or HiRes, why not give us the digital download to play in the car, etc.? I hope some day this whole digital content mess shakes down to a system that makes sense from a consumer's perspective.

SeeMoreDigital's Avatar SeeMoreDigital 08:56 AM 07-14-2014
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Received Quadrophenia: 1973 Studio Album (Blu-ray Pure Audio) earlier this week (which BTW is fantastic!)
I've just backed-up the '5.1Ch DTS-HD MA' part of this disc to the .mka container and transferred it to my NAS...

These HFPA disc's really do make me laugh... Given they supposedly contain "No Video Content", I've managed to remove over 8.5GB worth
DocCasualty's Avatar DocCasualty 04:37 PM 07-14-2014
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These HFPA disc's really do make me laugh... Given they supposedly contain "No Video Content", I've managed to remove over 8.5GB worth
I never would have guessed the slideshow and menus would account for that amount of storage.
SeeMoreDigital's Avatar SeeMoreDigital 12:07 PM 07-15-2014
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I never would have guessed the slideshow and menus would account for that amount of storage.
Sadly, the Quadrophenia disc is yet another example of bizarrely created HFPA disc...

The disc comprises of 4No .m2ts files. Like this: -



When you run '00002.m2ts' file through MediaInfo you see the following: -

Spoiler!



However, when you run '00003.m2ts' file through MediaInfo you see the following: -

Spoiler!



EDIT: According to the disc's rear sleeve notes the disc contains a 2014 2Ch PCM mix and a 1973 2Ch PCM mix. Both at 96KHz/24-bit.

The first .m2ts file contains the new 2014 2Ch mix, with a duration of 81mins 49.774secs. And a video stream at 8.53GB.
The second .m2ts file contains the old 1973 2Ch mix, with a duration of 82mins 23.802secs. And a video stream at 8.59GB.

Sufficed to say, there's no mention on Universal's 'Pure Audio' web site that this disc contains the 1973 2Ch mix...
DocCasualty's Avatar DocCasualty 10:10 PM 07-15-2014
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Sadly, the Quadrophenia disc is yet another example of bizarrely created HFPA disc...
Thanks for the detailed breakdown. I have no idea how these BDAs are typically set up in their containers so have nothing to compare to. Still seems like way more space occupied by video files than the viewed content.

As I previously mentioned though (perhaps in another thread), I do like the slideshow presentation of the liner material they employed in this disc. I didn't know what the standard for video content in HFPA (or other BDAs) is but like the idea of having some kind of screen saver there as a default and it just makes sense to me to use the liner material, and preferably including the album credits. Why not have that available on the big screen?
SeeMoreDigital's Avatar SeeMoreDigital 01:43 AM 07-16-2014
Following on from my previously mentioned Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left HFPA disc debacle, the disc has reappeared on Universal's UK web site.

However, although the disc is listed within the 'Pure Audio' section of their web site, it's got the letters 'CD' next to the disc's title!!!

Who's in charge of 'web site' quality control over at Universal. Come on guys... Get the information right?!
Tornado Red's Avatar Tornado Red 03:11 AM 08-13-2014
Anyone have any news about the Sony releases that were originally expected back in May?
SeeMoreDigital's Avatar SeeMoreDigital 07:27 AM 08-13-2014
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Following on from my previously mentioned Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left HFPA disc debacle, the disc has reappeared on Universal's UK web site.

However, although the disc is listed within the 'Pure Audio' section of their web site, it's got the letters 'CD' next to the disc's title!!!

Who's in charge of 'web site' quality control over at Universal. Come on guys... Get the information right?!
The disc has disappeared from their web site... I guess Universal got it wrong - again
Scarpad's Avatar Scarpad 11:32 AM 08-13-2014
I Have'nt jumped into BD Audio yet I was thinking of picking up the New Tom Petty Album Hypnotic Eye. Is BR audio worth it, If I do pick up the disks I have two BD Players one an Oppo -93 the other a Samsung BD7500. Which one would be better to use for the Audio side of things ?
Bill Mac's Avatar Bill Mac 12:19 PM 08-13-2014
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I Have'nt jumped into BD Audio yet I was thinking of picking up the New Tom Petty Album Hypnotic Eye. Is BR audio worth it, If I do pick up the disks I have two BD Players one an Oppo -93 the other a Samsung BD7500. Which one would be better to use for the Audio side of things ?
I'm not familiar with the BD7500 but I would use the 93 as it is an excellent all around universal player.

Bill
ti-triodes's Avatar ti-triodes 03:10 PM 08-13-2014
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I Have'nt jumped into BD Audio yet I was thinking of picking up the New Tom Petty Album Hypnotic Eye. Is BR audio worth it, If I do pick up the disks I have two BD Players one an Oppo -93 the other a Samsung BD7500. Which one would be better to use for the Audio side of things ?

Buy Hypnotic Eye, it's the best Petty album in a while IMO and sounds great in BD. Then enjoy it on your Oppo 93.
Peter M's Avatar Peter M 08:57 PM 08-18-2014
I was in my local music shop on the weekend and they had a small shelf of HFPAs !

I picked up Sea Change, Selling England by the Pound and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road as they were the only 5.1s.

Haven't listened yet.

Cheers,
ti-triodes's Avatar ti-triodes 03:22 PM 08-21-2014
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I was in my local music shop on the weekend and they had a small shelf of HFPAs !

I picked up Sea Change, Selling England by the Pound and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road as they were the only 5.1s.

Haven't listened yet.

Cheers,



Congratulations! You should be happy with SC and GYBR, but if you're familiar with the 2009 remasters of SEBTP, you're going to be really disappointed.
007james's Avatar 007james 04:48 PM 08-24-2014
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Anyone have any news about the Sony releases that were originally expected back in May?
Is there any news at all about Pure-Audio Blu-Ray in general???? Tom Petty was a nice addition.....
Tornado Red's Avatar Tornado Red 04:58 PM 08-24-2014
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Is there any news at all about Pure-Audio Blu-Ray in general???? Tom Petty was a nice addition.....
Black Sabbath's "13" HFPA due late fall/ early winter, and I noticed Maroon 5's new "V" will be released on BD-A, though first glance looks like it's stereo only.
ti-triodes's Avatar ti-triodes 03:13 PM 08-25-2014
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Is there any news at all about Pure-Audio Blu-Ray in general???? Tom Petty was a nice addition.....

Petty wasn't a HFPA release. He's one of the few musicians that's doing BD's on their own.
Tornado Red's Avatar Tornado Red 06:23 AM 09-01-2014
Though not an HFPA, Maroon 5 is releasing their new "V" this week and SA-CD.net has a blu-ray version listed, but it only seems available in Europe, which seems rather odd...anyone have an idea why they went this route?
ti-triodes's Avatar ti-triodes 02:31 PM 09-01-2014
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Though not an HFPA, Maroon 5 is releasing their new "V" this week and SA-CD.net has a blu-ray version listed, but it only seems available in Europe, which seems rather odd...anyone have an idea why they went this route?

Thanks for clarifying . All BD audio releases seems to be getting lumped in the mess that is HFPA.
007james's Avatar 007james 03:12 PM 10-06-2014
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Petty wasn't a HFPA release. He's one of the few musicians that's doing BD's on their own.
Good point, I was refering to BD-Audio in general, looking forward to upcoming BD-Audio releases from YES, XTC, Bryan Adams and Tears For Fears
Tornado Red's Avatar Tornado Red 05:31 AM 10-26-2014
Saw this (Days Of Eternity (Pure Audio Blu-Ray) - Lichtmond 3) on the SA-CD.net site, so went to Amazon.de to investigate. There's a 6 minute medley video there, thought the music was pretty cool (and the video). Lots of resolution to choose from, kind of reminiscent of a 2L release. Wouldn't mind seeing this in NA.

http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00MF1JXSC/?tag=sacdinfocom-21
Tornado Red's Avatar Tornado Red 05:54 AM 10-29-2014
I'm seeing Supertramp's COTC on HFPA from elusivedisc with a release date of Dec.9 for around $29 if I recall. It appears to be a stereo only release from what I can make out, like BIA was. It's also listed for Dec.9 release from HMV in Canada for $20 CDN.
SeeMoreDigital's Avatar SeeMoreDigital 08:47 AM 10-29-2014
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I'm seeing Supertramp's COTC on HFPA from elusivedisc with a release date of Dec.9 for around $29 if I recall. It appears to be a stereo only release from what I can make out, like BIA was. It's also listed for Dec.9 release from HMV in Canada for $20 CDN.
It's also listed on Amazon UK with an Decemer 8th release date

Currently there's no mention of it over at Universal Music UK/EU... Their efficiency keeps getting better and better
SeeMoreDigital's Avatar SeeMoreDigital 02:09 PM 12-09-2014
So... Did anybody here order/receive Crime of the Century on HFPA?
gillcup's Avatar gillcup 03:28 PM 12-09-2014
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So... Did anybody here order/receive Crime of the Century on HFPA?
I have it on order and it supposedly shipped today. It should be here by Thursday or Friday.
Tornado Red's Avatar Tornado Red 04:41 AM 12-10-2014
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I have it on order and it supposedly shipped today. It should be here by Thursday or Friday.
My order was supposed to ship on Dec.9 from Amazon.ca, it's been bumped to Monday the 15th. At this point I have little faith on these HFPAs arriving when advertised, so I'm not as disappointed as I used to be I have the Tears For Fears, but it had been bumped like 3 times, on the other hand, Bryan Adams came exactly when promised so go figure....
ti-triodes's Avatar ti-triodes 03:50 PM 12-10-2014
I'd love to hear some impressions of COTC. The only reviews I've seen so far mention it's very bass heavy.
Tornado Red's Avatar Tornado Red 06:20 PM 12-10-2014
I received the HFPA for Nat King Cole's The Extraordinary today, just played a few tracks so far. It's mostly been good, but sounds like the songs are coming from different eras and sources making it a bit of a mixed bag. I wanted to mention something that's happening on this and a couple other HFPAs I have...I've only noticed this on discs that are stereo only with the 3 audio options of pcm, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master. My source is an Oppo 103 running HDMI to a Pioneer Elite SC61. When I choose the DTS option, the receiver shows Neo 6, and when I choose Dolby, the receiver shows ProLogic II Movies. PCM works fine. I've had a similar experience with the HFPA Symphonica from George Michael and others, but never one in MC. Has anyone else had this happen?
SeeMoreDigital's Avatar SeeMoreDigital 01:20 AM 12-11-2014
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My source is an Oppo 103 running HDMI to a Pioneer Elite SC61. When I choose the DTS option, the receiver shows Neo 6, and when I choose Dolby, the receiver shows ProLogic II Movies. PCM works fine. I've had a similar experience with the HFPA Symphonica from George Michael and others, but never one in MC. Has anyone else had this happen?
Unfortunately most makes and models of surround sound amplifier are configured to carry out some form of audio processing 'by default'. And it would seem you Pioneer amplifier is no exception!

You need to visit your amps set-up options and re-configure each HDMI input, for each audio format to 'pass-though' or 'direct' . This will give you 'manual control' over your amps 'audio processing' options

Cheers
Tornado Red's Avatar Tornado Red 04:08 AM 12-11-2014
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Unfortunately most makes and models of surround sound amplifier are configured to carry out some form of audio processing 'by default'. And it would seem you Pioneer amplifier is no exception!

You need to visit your amps set-up options and re-configure each HDMI input, for each audio format to 'pass-though' or 'direct' . This will give you 'manual control' over your amps 'audio processing' options

Cheers
Thanks for the reply SMD, I'll have to look. The reason I'm pointing a finger at the HFPAs is that the Pioneer has NEVER failed to properly decode what the Oppo sends it, be it a cd, SACD, blu ray movie, BD-A etc. These stereo HFPAs seem like an anomoly.
SeeMoreDigital's Avatar SeeMoreDigital 12:08 PM 12-11-2014
Provided your amplifier is set to 'pass-through' or 'direct'. There's no reason I can think of why a surround sound amplifier would handle a 2-channel or multi-channel bit-stream differently...
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