I think that HT is still a new enough hobby for most people that they are still so in awe over what they can achieve sound and video wise that they haven't yet progressed into discussing what makes a film, editing choices, camera moves, etc.For me, DVD immediately changed the way I watch movies. From the first few movies, I started noticing things about movies that I never paid attention to before, like cinematography. Lighting, camera angles, composition, even the use of music all became apparent. This newfound appreciation has turned me into a movie nut. Before DVD, I wasn't that interested in movies.
I was always this way. However, I used to spend huge chunks of money on high-end gear thinking it would increase my enjoyment of the music. I ended up paying more attention to the gear than the music. I used to say "wow, the air and detail in that part was incredible. Rewind and play it again." So I traded the high-end gear for mid-priced stuff, and I found that I enjoy music a whole lot more.
Many audiophiles that I have met also play music as amatuars and love the music first and the equipment second.
Interesting to note, Stereophile has mentioned in their magazine many times that they will not hire someone as an equipment reviewer unless the value of their music collection exceeds the value of their equipment.
|Originally posted by kromkamp|
"a flesh-and-blood orchestra, chamber ensemble, jazz trio, or blues group."
*This* is what I hate about traditional "Audiophile" perspective . Are these the only 4 types of music that exist in the Audiophile universe?
|The same can be said about HT hobbyist, it is clear when you read threads in forums that many only are interested in movies that test their speakers and couldn't care less about content and would only watch a mono B&W movie if their wifes made them.|
|Originally posted by srgilbert|
I will be soon buying a whole new system, 42" 16x9 Plasma, Dolby Digital/DTS, ect. She will probably want to watch Dr. Strangelove (OAR is 1:33:1, Dolby mono sound..... never mind.....)