Chris, I own the original stereo cd and it plays at the same speed as my Pal video.the PAL dvd version runs a bit faster.....The NTSC laserdisc/dvd is at normal speed....
I realize this is not a DVD-A, but I have been listening to this disc for the last few days. And I have to agree with the bit about all the vocals being in the center channel. Even the wife commented that it souned "wierd"...like the vocals were much to "loud" compared to the rest of the music. I turned off the center speaker and it went to the opposite side of the spectrum - I thought the vocals were a bit flat, but it was better than before.This was one of my most anticipated DVD-A's.
What a let down. All the vocals are in the centre channel and lack any dimension.
I just loved the cd (and concert) and couldn't believe that their songs could sound better live than on the studio cd's.
That said, I thought this DVD-A could take it to ever a higher level, but it doesn't.
I'm not sure who mixed it, but if it's the same guy who designed my car stereo (Acura RDX), and who also produces The Eagle's, he should be ashamed.
I agree: Hell Freezes Over (DTS RBCD) IS a solid 10.I gave it a 10 even though it's 20-bit it's still only 44.1 kHz. I would have preferred 96 kHz but this was mixed by Elliot from the original master tapes and for a "CD" it sounds the best a "CD" could ever hope to sound.
I realize it's not an actual red book "CD" but this is how "CD's" should have been released from the beginning.
Here is an example of 44.1 kHz but oh how much better it is in MCH 5.1 on the same format as a CD.
In other words, why did they even release red book CD's in 44.1 kHz in the first place when they could have released them like this?
I realize your player needs a DTS decoder but that should have just been standard from the start and why is it not still standard now?
Also, confirmed it's just not my ears but the DR of this disc is spectacular: