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    Default Re: R.E.M. - IN TIME The Best Of [DVD-A]

    Ok, so with the announcement of "Out of Time" getting reissued on Blu-Ray in November, there's been a lot of talk about these R.E.M. 5.1 surround mixes once again.

    Over the past day or so, I have compared all of the R.E.M. 5.1 mixes on this compilation ("In Time") with the 5.1 mixes on the individual albums, and I can now say with utmost certainty that all of the 5.1 mixes on this compilation are the same as they are on the individual albums with the only exceptions being "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" and "Losing My Religion".

    Also, in case anyone's looking for opinions on the differences between those two mixes, "Losing My Religion" on "Out of Time" is clearly the better 5.1 mix of that song, as it's not only more discrete on the album, but the low end has more power and punch to it. It's very satisfying!

    As for "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?", the album 5.1 mix is definitely more discrete, but the "In Time" mix retains more of the original sound and feel of the stereo mix, so neither one is perfect.

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    Default Re: R.E.M. - IN TIME The Best Of [DVD-A]

    Thanks for doing the comparisons, Ryan! I believe Kenneth is an upmix on In Time which would explain why it would retain the original sound and feel of the stereo mix.

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    Default Re: R.E.M. - IN TIME The Best Of [DVD-A]

    Is this a DVD-v or DVD-audio?

    Discogs has two variants listed. The first appears to be the topic of this poll. The second looks like a true DVD-audio release.

    https://www.discogs.com/REM-In-Time-...elease/2243998

    https://www.discogs.com/REM-In-Time-...elease/3971836

    Which is the better audio quality? Interesting that the Discogs entry for DVD-audio (2nd link above) is cheaper. I'd expect it the other way around.

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    Default Re: R.E.M. - IN TIME The Best Of [DVD-A]

    I own both these releases and the DVD disc in both packages is, as far as content is concerned, identical. Both are DVD-A with a corresponding DVD-V layer. The only differences are the packages where one is delivered in a traditional DVD-A Super Jewel case and the other is delivered in a 6-panel digipak and comes with a CD version of the album. The printing on the DVD-A discs differs slightly, but these are both the same and feature MLP lossless stereo and 5.1 versions on the DVD-A layer and DD and DTS 5.1 and PCM stereo versions on the DVD-V layer.

    The Discogs entry for the CD/DVD-A version needs some tweaking to match the tracklist of the DVD-A only version. I'll try and take care of this at some point.




    Quote Originally Posted by sbrom View Post
    Is this a DVD-v or DVD-audio?

    Discogs has two variants listed. The first appears to be the topic of this poll. The second looks like a true DVD-audio release.

    https://www.discogs.com/REM-In-Time-...elease/2243998

    https://www.discogs.com/REM-In-Time-...elease/3971836

    Which is the better audio quality? Interesting that the Discogs entry for DVD-audio (2nd link above) is cheaper. I'd expect it the other way around.

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    Default Re: R.E.M. - IN TIME The Best Of [DVD-A]

    Thanks, that helps a lot!

    Nice to know that the 5.1 audio is the same for both, makes the decision on which to order much easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Failed Muso View Post
    I own both these releases and the DVD disc in both packages is, as far as content is concerned, identical. Both are DVD-A with a corresponding DVD-V layer. The only differences are the packages where one is delivered in a traditional DVD-A Super Jewel case and the other is delivered in a 6-panel digipak and comes with a CD version of the album. The printing on the DVD-A discs differs slightly, but these are both the same and feature MLP lossless stereo and 5.1 versions on the DVD-A layer and DD and DTS 5.1 and PCM stereo versions on the DVD-V layer.

    The Discogs entry for the CD/DVD-A version needs some tweaking to match the tracklist of the DVD-A only version. I'll try and take care of this at some point.

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