HiRez Poll Eagles - HOTEL CALIFORNIA [DVD-A/SACD-JAPAN/BDA]

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JonUrban

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Post your thoughts and comments on the 2002 5.1 Mix of this classic album, originally issued by WB/Rhino as a DVD-A/V disc. This 5.1 mix was subsequently released in Japan as a Multichannel SACD in August 2011 and in 2017 on Blu-Ray Audio as part of a new 40th anniversary box set.

DVD-A/V scan:


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2017 40th anniversary Box Set:
 
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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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Excellent disc, the surround mix should be a bit more aggressive, as for the quad "border" and "nights".
 

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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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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! :sun

ED :)
 

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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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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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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.

ED :)
 

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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.
 

quattroatl

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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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Recently, I have had the pleasure of seeing the Boston Red Sox win two World Series And the New England Patriots win three Superbowls. Not bad, eh?
I had the same pleasure, except I was equally 'pleasured' while the Boston Celtics won Banner 17 two years ago AND the Boston Bruins became the first team in the history of the NHL to win THREE - games seven's in the finals on the way to the 2011 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP.

God Bless America! (and God bless the Boston Celtics, New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox & Boston Bruins)! Amen.
 

jmrosen

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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!
 

jmrosen

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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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