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post #7861 of 8898
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Originally Posted by dragonbud0 View Post

The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall [Blu-ray]

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...3HCSS29QV6TSDX

For some reason, I could only played DTS 2-channel, not 5.1.

Thinking back, I remember that it defaults to 2.0 and you have to click 5.1, just like back in the day in the early days of DVD.
post #7862 of 8898
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Originally Posted by tony123 View Post

Adele- I very much enjoyed it. For content alone, it's one of my favorites now. She's a delight, making the concert very personal. Technically, it was a mixed bag for me. Particularly the faster tempo songs, were almost ruined by the goofy, busy video editing. Audio did some things very well and others not so much. Her voice was well presented and was the clearest and most direct vocal of any concert I have. On quiet acoustic numbers it was distinct and impressive. However, I did notice compression on the louder numbers. When the full orchestra joined in, it lost separation and simply became muddy. I also would have preferred a more solid low end. It wasn't as tight and potent as some. I boosted the LFE by 4db and it helped bring it out some, but overall it was sloppy LFE I thought.

Still, I would put this near the top of the pile as a great night of musical enjoyment that will get repeated viewing in our theater!


I second that. I liked it alot and now consider it in my top 10.
post #7863 of 8898
Ditto. I got this one on SD-DVD. Her voice was awesome at time. It's amazing that she was 21 when the "album" was released.
post #7864 of 8898
You ppl are sooooooo mainstream. 'Yawn'...........
post #7865 of 8898
I'm sure you're ribbing us, but I've never understood the "mainstream isn't cool" theory. As if popularity waters down talent? I really don't care how many other people like what I like.

I've said this before, my enjoyment of production value and the technical quality of a disc are in most cases more important than the content itself. I love to hear my system at its best. Don't think I'd listen to my favorite performer if it was only available in a thrown together piece of junk disc.
post #7866 of 8898
Why are all most all the Bluray concerts 1080i now?
post #7867 of 8898
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Originally Posted by vision-master View Post

Why are all most all the Bluray concerts 1080i now?

Because they look much better at 1080i60, vs the film look of 1080p24. The ones shot at 1080p24 that I have seen make it seem like you are watching a movie rather than a live concert.
post #7868 of 8898
Why don't you call Sony and find out?
post #7869 of 8898
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Originally Posted by primetimeguy View Post

Because they look much better at 1080i60, vs the film look of 1080p24. The ones shot at 1080p24 that I have seen make it seem like you are watching a movie rather than a live concert.

So why the 1080p TV's?
post #7870 of 8898
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Originally Posted by vision-master View Post

So why the 1080p TV's?

Its about framerate, not resolution. 60i will always look more live, real and smooth compared to 24p. Bluray does not support 60p.
post #7871 of 8898
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Originally Posted by primetimeguy View Post

Its about framerate, not resolution. 60i will always look more live, real and smooth compared to 24p. Bluray does not support 60p.

Yeah sure, 640 x 480 looks real smooth too.
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Santana live at Montreux 2011 blu ray. Excellent video and audio (see review at bluray.com). The concert is almost three hrs. long and spans the greatest hits of his career including the classics from the late 60's and 70's. I was a little apprehensive during his intro and then version of AC/DC "Back in Black", but then the real fun kicked in and I was in heaven (even a guest appearance by Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi). This may be the best sounding blu ray concert in my collection, the dts HD audio is incredible.
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post #7873 of 8898
You forgot Carlos new wife (played with the band in one song).



They don't have the fire of new groups, very polished and more jazzy these day's..... BUT - One of the best live act's I've ever seen.
post #7874 of 8898
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Originally Posted by TBert View Post

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Santana live at Montreux 2011 blu ray. Excellent video and audio (see review at bluray.com). The concert is almost three hrs. long and spans the greatest hits of his career including the classics from the late 60's and 70's. I was a little apprehensive during his intro and then version of AC/DC "Back in Black", but then the real fun kicked in and I was in heaven (even a guest appearance by Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi). This may be the best sounding blu ray concert in my collection, the dts HD audio is incredible.

I just watched Santana live at Montreux 2011 Bluray this weekend everything about the release is top knotch.
post #7875 of 8898
It's in my Amazon cart. Just need another concert DVD/BD to get free shipping, but it's a toss up right now between Peter Gabriel's "New Blood Live..." BD & a Moody Blues BD.

Hmmm... the price of the Santana BD just went up two bucks since putting it in my cart yesterday.
post #7876 of 8898
The Moody Blues: Lovely to See You: Live from the Greek......... is a good one, even though Ray Thomas retired a few years ago.
post #7877 of 8898
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Originally Posted by rich3fan View Post

It's in my Amazon cart. Just need another concert DVD/BD to get free shipping, but it's a toss up right now between Peter Gabriel's "New Blood Live..." BD & a Moody Blues BD.

New Blood is very good. If you're okay orchestral arrangement's of the material, you should enjoy it. I really like the selection of songs.
post #7878 of 8898
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Originally Posted by vision-master View Post

The Moody Blues: Lovely to See You: Live from the Greek......... is a good one, even though Ray Thomas retired a few years ago.

I love that disc.Wish they would release new material and a new concert disc.
post #7879 of 8898
Heres a recommendation from left field.The disc I use to show off my Samsung 55 8500 is a concert by Take That called The circus Live.Its the biggest concert spectacle I have ever seen and must have cost a ton to produce.Its from Wembly stadium a few years ago.Kind of like cirque De solei combined with the BEE GEES if you can picture that.Robbie Williams used to be in this group but he is not in this concert.There is a second disc included where the group sings with acoustic instruments and strings at Abby Road studios and it really shows off the wonderful harmony and songwriting of the group that kind of gets lost in the spectacle of the circus show.
Concert is beautifully shot in HD with amazing PQ.I picked this up used on amazon Marketplace for under 10 bucks.Most entertaining three hours I have spent in a while.
post #7880 of 8898
The circus Live...........

Interesting, I'm in the mood for a huge production!

Just ordered a used (all regions) from the UK - shipped to door (under $10)........
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Amazon UK?How did you get a US price on the disc?I would like to buy their new dvd Progress from last summers tour where Robbie Williams joined them.Still a bit high on Amazon US.but pretty cheap in pounds on amazon UK.Did UK take your credit card?
well anyway hope you like the Circus spectacle.I cant get some of their songs out of my head which is a good thing for music that i would normally ignore.
post #7882 of 8898
I just logged in as I do with Amazon USA........... Now Amazon Japan is another story.
post #7883 of 8898
So Amazon UK did the conversion into dollars and you used credit card to pay?I see a bunch of them on there for under 3 pounds.Is that what you bought?
post #7884 of 8898
You can click on a button to convert pounds to dollars.

I did nothing more than log-on as I do with Amazon USA.
post #7885 of 8898
thanks
post #7886 of 8898
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Originally Posted by mattg3 View Post

thanks

I've bought several BD's from Amazon UK. Shipping is reasonable and the price difference can be pretty substantial compared to the US site. No worries.
post #7887 of 8898
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Originally Posted by David James View Post

New Blood is very good. If you're okay orchestral arrangement's of the material, you should enjoy it. I really like the selection of songs.

Can't say I agree. The pace is just too slow for my tastes...I was disappointed.

But on the plus side the video and audio quality are top notch.
post #7888 of 8898
Ok, why can't I purchase DVD's from Amazon Japan?
post #7889 of 8898
This one: and this one: are due to arrive tomorrow. Should provide for some good entertainment during my rain-soaked weekend.
post #7890 of 8898
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Originally Posted by rich3fan View Post

This one: and this one: are due to arrive tomorrow. Should provide for some good entertainment during my rain-soaked weekend.

Love them both! Have fun!
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