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    Default Eagles - HOTEL CALIFORNIA [DVD-A]/[SACD-JAPAN]

    Post your thoughts and comments on the 2002 5.1 Mix of this classic album, originally issued by WB/Rhino as a DVD-A, and subsequently released in Japan as an SACD in August 2011.

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    Default Re: WE 11/21/2004 [DVD-A]: Eagles HOTEL CALIFORNIA

    Great music, and a decent surround mix, but i feel the surround mix could have been more descrete, {or something}, it just sounds a little muddied up. I give it a 9.

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    Default Re: WE 11/21/2004 [DVD-A]: Eagles HOTEL CALIFORNIA

    Very enjoyable! It does suffer from the quality of the master tapes, but what can you do?

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    Default Re: WE 11/21/2004 [DVD-A]: Eagles HOTEL CALIFORNIA

    Excellent disc, the surround mix should be a bit more aggressive, as for the quad "border" and "nights".

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    Default Re: WE 11/21/2004 [DVD-A]: Eagles HOTEL CALIFORNIA

    Ditto most of the above comments about the mix. Decent sound quality too. A classic of course. The one I really want though is One of these Nights (my favourite of all the Eagles albums).

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    Default Re: WE 11/21/2004 [DVD-A]: Eagles HOTEL CALIFORNIA

    A very good disc that brings back some fine memories.

    However I tend to prefer the HFO DVD. This is the best combination of outstanding audio, on a concert DVD.
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    I agree with Campbell about the master tapes possibly holding this DVD-A back. Still... It's quite good. Maybe not the most invitingly warm recording, but it's a nice mix and the songs are good. I gave it an 8.
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    An '8'....I go with Cai here, problematic tape situation, but hard to imagine it being mixed and presented much better than this...glad to have it!

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    I just got my used copy off ebay and I have to say I was impressed. For the most part, it fell in line with Border and Night by having basically the same instrument placement. What's the story on the problematic master tapes?? I didn't seem to notice anything.

    I gave it a solid 9!

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    Default Re: Eagles HOTEL CALIFORNIA [DVD-A]

    I didn't seem to notice anything either. This disc is top notch in all areas. I give it a 10.

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    Default Re: Eagles HOTEL CALIFORNIA [DVD-A]

    Just one of those albums everybody bought back in the day and all the days since. I sold hundreds of copies when I worked at The Wherehouse. FM radio blitzed it enough that I never felt I had to own it.

    So I come to the DVD-A from a slightly different angle; it sounds GREAT and so familiar w/o buring absolutely burned out. [same thing with Rumours too]

    Nice job, we just need more!
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    This is one of those discs you could use to demo your system to others. Very nice sound and music that almost everyone likes. An 8.
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    Default Re: Eagles - HOTEL CALIFORNIA [DVD-A]

    Does anyone else have trouble playing the Hi-Rez stereo mix?
    I've tried 2 different discs on two different players and can't get it to play.

    5.1 mix is great.
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    Trouble playing it? No. But it may depend on your player and setting. I just go to Top Menu, which offers up DD 5.1 and stereo, and just press stereo...which I did once only, bought this for the MC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelee View Post
    Does anyone else have trouble playing the Hi-Rez stereo mix?
    I've tried 2 different discs on two different players and can't get it to play.

    5.1 mix is great.
    YEP ! I bought a used one at FYE cheap and guess what, the stereo mix is blank. There is an electrical pop every so often but that is all that is there.

    I still have the one I bought new years ago and it plays the stereo mix just fine.

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    I have to change my dvd-a player settings from multi-channel to stereo before I play the hirez stereo layer.

    I have 2 copies of this disc, and both of my discs are the gray ones. There's also a white disc version of this most awesome dvd-a.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob R View Post
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    If you own both, any specific way we should vote? Perhaps a poll for the SACD and one for the DVD-A?

    The DVD-A is slightly brighter and the SACD is slightly warmer, but both are immensely enjoyable. It is nice to play the SACD (I've listened twice) without having to deal with menus.

    I would give each format an 8. Rock n Roll the way it should be listened to, in high resolution!

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    Where did post #17 come from? A sports board or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cupboy View Post
    Where did post #17 come from? A sports board or something?
    No, it came from the Quad forums. I'll tone down the sports rhetoric. I saw Bob R's .sig file, got excited and replied. Then I noticed that it was posted YEARS ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmrosen View Post
    If you own both, any specific way we should vote? Perhaps a poll for the SACD and one for the DVD-A?

    The DVD-A is slightly brighter and the SACD is slightly warmer, but both are immensely enjoyable. It is nice to play the SACD (I've listened twice) without having to deal with menus.

    I would give each format an 8. Rock n Roll the way it should be listened to, in high resolution!
    I thought the audio was exactly the same? Could the difference you hear be a result of your systems playback differences between sacds dad and DVD-a PCM?

    It would add confusion, IMHO, to have 2 polls. There are not 2 polls for Tommy or gbybr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeP View Post
    I thought the audio was exactly the same? Could the difference you hear be a result of your systems playback differences between sacds dad and DVD-a PCM?
    It always makes me wonder when I see the statement that the sacd and the dvd-audio sound the same for a particular title. Even if everything else about the recording is identical, it's still 2 different methods of sound reproduction. There is bound to be some difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wavelength View Post
    It always makes me wonder when I see the statement that the sacd and the dvd-audio sound the same for a particular title. Even if everything else about the recording is identical, it's still 2 different methods of sound reproduction. There is bound to be some difference.
    I agree. There most certainly is a slight difference. I have the titles on DVD-A and now on SACD and my statement holds true that all of them have a slightly warmer sound on the SACD format. Both formats sound great to my ears, but the formats have an inherent sound quality that makes each unique. If you can afford to, pick up the 10 SACD titles. The folks in Japan did a very good job on these titles that were formerly released on
    DVD-A about 10 years ago.

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    There may be a slight difference in the sound of formats, just as you might find differences between two CD or vinyl masterings from the same source. That said, when dealing with what are, admittedly, subtle differences at best, one can also rationalize those differences due to hardware, or even the mastering itself. As we know from experience, with titles you are very fond of and familiar with, the more pressings in any format you own, the more likely you are to catch the nuances, notice the improvements and deficiencies, and generally, in the process become an obsessive, anal audiophile.

    Not counting myself, o' course...

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    Default Re: Eagles - HOTEL CALIFORNIA [DVD-A]/[SACD-JAPAN]

    Ed, I resemble that obsessive, anal audiopile remark. My audio piles runneth over.

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