I believe that is the $60K question with these UMe HFPA releases. I would say there will be no consistency with these releases in both SQ and the way they are formatted (menu wise). When I read UMe was planning on releasing up to 1K HFPA titles I thought then that there is no way all those titles will be mastered from the "original master tapes" .
Below is a blurb from Music Direct in reference to the HFPA titles.
Universal Music Group has gone back to the original master tapes to deliver fully uncompressed, high-resolution versions of many of your favorite albums. Mastered at 24bit/96k, the label's Blu-Ray Pure Audio Discs deliver the sound the artists heard in the studio when these classic albums were recorded.
•Recordings are transferred from the original master tapes and delivered in High-Resolution 24bit/96khz audio
•Three separate choices of audio file format for playback: PCM 2.0, Dolby True HD, or DTS-HD Master Audio (Note: 5.1 available where noted)
•Your preferred audio format is chosen either by pressing the "Audio" button on your Blu-ray remote or via the On-Screen Menu Display
So my question would be how could UMe possibly churn out 1K titles in a years times going back to the "original master tapes"? Could they actually find the "original master tapes" of all these titles? Do they have that many mastering engineers to do that? I'll be honest and admit I know very little if anything about the music industry. But I see how long a process it takes to get new SACDs released by MOFI, APO and AF. So with that I do not believe for a second all the hype behind UMe's HFPA campaign. I was hoping that these HFPA titles would sound incredible and was really looking forward to them. But looking at the releases so far I have to be realistic and think it is nothing but a slick marketing scheme by UMe.