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What do you think? Will it catch on?
It's clearly just a stab by the music industry to try to sell the same albums all over again, for double the price, in a nicely DRM-laden package.
Plus it won't actually sound any better than CD. I've posted this link on other threads about high-resolution audio before, but it's just as relevant as ever:
but very interesting.
right now nice and loud but I can't help but think WHAT WOULD THIS SOUND LIKE ON BLU-RAY?
Especially if you are a label needing to re-release old material for another wad of cash.
"At launch, the UK catalogue will contain albums such as The Velvet Underground and Nico's self-titled debut, Queen's A Night At The Opera and Marvin Gaye's What's Going On?"
Bleeding edge stuff, guys. Carry on!
as if VU&N is ever actually going to sound anything but shite (audiowise)
I wish there was some sort of format where you could have some control/interaction with the mix of different elements, like the ability to isolate the ocals or bring up the bass, etc. I know stems ripped from stuff like guitar hero do this a bit but an established format would be fun.
I only ended up buying about half a dozen SACDs/DVDAs that would play in it.
It won't catch on. I don't think we'll ever see a new physical format. What they need to do is make the default for mp3s 320kps.