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Anybody listened to the James Taylor HD DVD? How does it sound and look?
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I have not seen this one but I have screened Alice Cooper and Eric Clapton/Cream. Both are first rate. These are mastered from HD Video and should look as good as HDNet
I would not shy away from this one. They look better then most of the movie transfers.
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Looks and sounds great. I've watched it a couple times already. Worth getting.
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It's fantastic. Some of the performances are amazing (personal favorite is Alison Krauss doing a jawdropping "Carolina On My Mind"). The video is very good, not incredible, the audio is VERY well recorded. Definitely a buy if you like his music at all.

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very cool - what studio puts out the James Taylor and Eric Clapton HD-DVD? I'm wondering if BD versions might become available as well;
please don't flame me - I do both formats; I'm just wondering....

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If you're referring to the Musicare tribute, I have it. It's an awesome disc! PQ and AQ are fantastic. I am really enjoying this one.
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Same here. A rental that was so impressive I have it on order.
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If you're referring to the Musicare tribute, I have it. It's an awesome disc! PQ and AQ are fantastic. I am really enjoying this one.


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I ordered this from BestPrices almost two months ago and it has never shipped. Their website has shown it to be in stock the entire time so I sent them an email two weeks ago. I received a reply stating their website was incorrect and they did not have it in stock. Did anyone else have this problem?
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very cool - what studio puts out the James Taylor and Eric Clapton HD-DVD? I'm wondering if BD versions might become available as well;
please don't flame me - I do both formats; I'm just wondering....

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Don't worry, it actually takes more than that to get flamed in here. It's put out by Rhino Home Entertainment who haven't announced any plans for Blu-Ray support yet I don't think. A decent number of music titles hare going to come out for Blu-Ray though next year by the looks of it. If Columbia/Sony starts releasing music videos there could be a really good selection.

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thanks greg - things have been running so religiously sensitive around here lately...
THis sounds like a must have - I'll pick it up on HD-DVD;
thanks again-

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Got this title in the mail and watched it last night...

Man, the Boss will always give me chills (and of course, so does James Taylor) - he's probably been helping guys get laid since he started singing hehe
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I recorded off PBS in 1080i and the quality was great plus excellent music. Should be a must have on either format for Taylor lovers. Would be interesting to compare quality of OTA with HD-DVD or BD (if they make it) on this one.
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We had a get together over the weekend and a friend brought it over. I thought it was an amazing presentation.

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A great show. The Pic quality is Ok, not the best but the artists are.
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Unfortunately, the HD-DVD wouldn't play past the menu on my Xbox360 HD add-on .
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How does it compare with the picture n sound quality of 'HEART' hddvd ??

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I pre-ordered this HD-DVD back in October and it finally arrived last night.

Here are some screenshots (HD-A1 into Lumagen for 1080P to G90 CRT at 9' wide)...









Great disc. I did get a few 5.1 drop outs as mentioned in another thread. I'll check to make sure the disc is clean... I've gotten new HD-DVDs with smudges before.

I'm a huge Alison Krauss fan. Bonnie Raitt is on this tribute, too. I don't recall seeing it mentioned elsewhere, but if you're a Alison Krauss fan, she performed in a tribute for Bonnie Raitt. I recorded it from INHD or HDNet a couple of weeks ago.


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Just ordered it based upon the comments in this thread. Thanks to all for the recommendation!

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but I digress......
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IMO, the Alison Krauss track with "Carolina..." is by itself well-worth the price of the disc. We really need to have more HD concert disc releases...hopefully in TrueHD or 5.1 PCM lossless.
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Great disc. I did get a few 5.1 drop outs as mentioned in another thread. I'll check to make sure the disc is clean... I've gotten new HD-DVDs with smudges before.

I had a few dropouts also but when I replayed the section it was fine. Next time when I played the disc, the dropouts were there but again on replaying the section, no dropouts. What gives? This has happened with a few of my other HD discs.

We enjoyed many of the performances particularly Alison Krauss, India.Aire and of course James.
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Where can I get this? Amazon has no James Taylor HD-DVDs on their site. What is the "official" name of it? I'd also like to get the Creem one too, but can't find that either.
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Where can I get this? Amazon has no James Taylor HD-DVDs on their site. What is the "official" name of it? I'd also like to get the Creem one too, but can't find that either.

"James Taylor - MusiCares Person of the Year Award" HD DVD
$13.26 with free shipping at newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...603497271023DV
http://www.buy.com/prod/Taylor_James...203172501.html

"Cream - Royal Albert Hall London" HD DVD (in stock, $19.87)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...603497216628DV
http://www.buy.com/prod/Cream_Royal_...203172459.html


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Awesome, Thanks Clarence. I'm going to order right now.
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Can anyone verify the aspect ratio of James Taylor? DVD Empire is listing it at Standard 1.33:1. Is this right? If so, how does it look?
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Can anyone verify the aspect ratio of James Taylor? DVD Empire is listing it at Standard 1.33:1. Is this right? If so, how does it look?

That's silly. It's a true 1:78-1 HD transfer.
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Based on the reviews here I picked this up. It is fantastic. I have watched it a few times. It is a steal for the price. Some of the performances are amazing. My favorite was the Dixie Chicks, they gave me goose bumps.
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Based on the reviews here I picked this up. It is fantastic. I have watched it a few times. It is a steal for the price. Some of the performances are amazing. My favorite was the Dixie Chicks, they gave me goose bumps.

I agree, I also enjoyed many of the other performances particularly Alison Krauss, India.Aire and of course JT.
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Thank you everyone for the recommendation.
The "You've Got A Friend" duet with Carole King and James Taylor was very special.
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