For the car I use the cds...hi-res would be wasted there...(well in my car anyway...)I don't have a portable player that plays Blu-ray or hi-res.
The only place I really listen to stereo is in my car, and for that, I'm fine with the rips of the CDs I have on my iPod.
This would be an interesting set to know the sales figures on. IIRC, you could get just the 2 CDs for about $13 or the edition with the quad BD for $18.Same here. It was the quad blu-ray that pursuaded me to buy this one.
I think that when a problem arises like the Sly Hits SACD issue, the person who blew it should forfeit their mastering or authoring fee. Yes, not get paid because the job was completed incorrectly. Yes, so a Guy, Kevin, or Steve simply pays the label back their fee and start over again to correct it (if they are not let go right there and then). Of course the reason given for the odd channel offset sounded bogus to me. They just could not name the person involved who's fault it was and I can understand that. Then the repress was also affected - same thing. That might have been the plant's fault for not using the new master sent to them.The problem is that the people testing have no clue about surround or what they're supposed to test. I can tell you for a fact that there were at least 2 AF releases that Marshall sent me preview SACD's of that had the channels wrong. One was a very big title that was about to go to press. He told me that I reported it to him at the last moment, which was the minute I heard it. Luckily I had wav files from my reels to compare to the SACD and that saved a lot of time, money and goodwill by not having that album pressed with the channels 90 degrees out of place. The internal problem was that the engineers or mastering folks had no clue what it was supposed to sound like. It was 4 channels, and that's all they knew!...
An interesting thing Rhino did in regards to the Chicago debacle. When they knew that they were in for replacement discs, they were also noticing that the run was nearing sell-out. Not sold out but going to be in a while. So they ordered up a new batch with corrections, and ordered replacement discs at the same time as the full sets were being redone. This saved them some of the cost of repressing and replacing those defects.I wonder if the fact that the stereo tracks got screwed up on a few of the Chicago discs and Rhino had to go through the trouble and cost of creating and sending out replacements caused the bean counters to pull out the "it's not worth it" hat with regard to multiple new titles.
This is not factual, just a hypothesis:
QuadGuy: I would like to see us release some quad titles
VP of Beans: Why. No one buys that stuff
QuadGuy: I think you would be surprised. There's a demand in some circles
VP of Beans: How do you know
QuadGuy: Rumblings on the internet
VP of Beans: That doesn't mean anything
QuadGuy: Blankity-Blank sold quite a few surround titles last year
VP of Beans: Did they make any money
QuadGuy: I am sure they did, they sold out of a lot of titles
VP of Beans: Well, if you want to try it, it will be on you
QuadGuy: Great. Let's do it.
QuadGuy: Um, that quad release got out with a pressing error
VP of Beans: What? How did that happen?
QuadGuy: We missed it in the manufacturing
VP of Beans: What's it going to cost us
QuadGuy: We'll have to remake and repress the discs
VP of Beans: Wonderful. This is on your ass, QuadGuy
QuadGuy: But the title was selling quite well
VP of Beans: Fine.
QuadGuy: Now what about the next release?
VP of Beans: Next release? The next release is going to be YOU from your job!
Jon, Rhino/Warner is too busy readying the 50th Anniversary 'mid~fi' 38 RBCD box set of Woodstock '69 ...... and as I said to a fellow poster via a PM, Rhino could have instead released 38 QUAD reissues from their vaults in probably the same amount of time this Woodstock extravaganza took to assemble!After many false starts and high hopes, there is still no word on this one way or the other, which is somehow troubling. We need some words one way or the other from ForagingRhino or someone else at the company.
Or like the Chicago Quadio boxset [TOTALLY out of left field save for their induction into the R & R Hall of Fame] or the Doors BD~A 4.0 release .... it will magically appear out of nowhere.I honestly think we already have the answer.....the silence is deafening...if this was AP or Mofi I would hold some hope out....but I've never seen Rhino drag out a project this long....you've been the most optimistic voice among us but I think you are having doubts....the irony is I think you might have already given us the answer in one of your posts when you were joking around....or maybe you weren't....you played the devil's advocate and used a hypothetical conversation from a "suit" at Rhino mentioning the headaches and costs associated with having to issue correction discs for the Chicago set....which resonated with me....because those are the type of things that bean counters at these companies use to kill projects and perhaps some problems with the source material also contributed to shelving the project...
At this point I can't see this happening....just my opinion...
It's ALL well and good that 'conversions' are floating around but IMO, the REAL DEAL are the QUAD masters which are usually 15 ips. Those conversions might satisfy the small segment that own them but I'm sure either SONY Japan QUAD SACDs or those emanating from D~V would be MUCH MORE PREFERABLE!Honestly, I'm still pinching myself that they got the Chicago set out. As happy as I'd be with a matching Doobies set, those four albums were released on reel (plus the awesome 5.1 mix of Captain on DVD-A) and there are some excellent conversions of those floating around. Even the CD-4s aren't bad. Compare that with the nine Chicago albums released only on SQ and Q8.
So if it does come to pass, awesome. Sign me up! But if it doesn't, I wouldn't be too crushed. I felt the same way when Sony Japan cancelled their Multichannel SACD of Bridge Over Troubled Water, as there's already a high quality copy of the quad mix out there.