: Just tried a music DVD-Audio... WOW



ascariSTS
05-28-06, 12:37 AM
hey,

I noticed a while ago when reading the Navigation user manual about types of CDs and DVDs that can be played... I found something called a DVD audio... I thought it's just music DVD you make through DVD-R driver in any PC...

However, I talked with that specialist in sound systems.. he said that DVD-Audio is somthing else... It's like any music CD sold in shops but with EXTREME high quality (dunno what is the bitrate.. maybe 320)... but they don't make a lot of that...because it's very expensive... few people will buy it...

Anyways, with these 15 speakers, I really wanna try one... So I ordered that "Metallica" DVD-Audio from Amazon... (big fan of metallica)


I just got it and tried it... I couldn't believe it... sharp sharp sharp... try one if you didn't... It's much better that a concert...


btw, when I go to the audio settings... there is something called "multi-channel"... User manual says that it works with the DVD-Audio... but it's still grayed... how to get that to work...?

Jesda
05-28-06, 12:48 AM
So because CDs lose some of the treble to keep the sound clean, do you get more hissing with DVD-A?

Cajonkev
05-28-06, 03:15 AM
Multi-Channel will only work in a format like DD 5.1.

PCM Digital and such will not envoke the setting although you will still get the actual reproduction as mastered on the disk.

If you have a DVD-A that is two-sided; you will typically find the DVD-V side encoded as DD 5.1 and the DVD-A side as PCM.

Don't worry about the greyed out toggle. You are still getting the full audio channel by channel and just crank it up and enjoy.

I have been buying DVD-A and SACD discs for years and love to "demonstrate" them for folks either at home or in the "Car"...

Enjoy!

soupero
05-28-06, 10:21 AM
yeah we listened once to a special cd from sting and it blew us away, the sound is incredible

flyboy767
05-28-06, 07:40 PM
It seems the DVD audio disks come with multiple audio formats. With the car in park--select menu on the screen of the DVD and try the "audio options" selection if there is one. From here you can usually select 5.1 Dolby digital or lpcm or some other format. Go for the 5.1 and you will get the full experience--your multichannel button on the audio page will now be illuminated.
If there is no audio selection on the DVD, then selecting the play icon until you get the Dolby digital symbol at the top of your screen works on some DVD's.
The sound is truly phenominal--enjoy!!

Devil_concours
05-29-06, 08:48 PM
It seems the DVD audio disks come with multiple audio formats. With the car in park--select menu on the screen of the DVD and try the "audio options" selection if there is one. From here you can usually select 5.1 Dolby digital or lpcm or some other format. Go for the 5.1 and you will get the full experience--your multichannel button on the audio page will now be illuminated.
If there is no audio selection on the DVD, then selecting the play icon until you get the Dolby digital symbol at the top of your screen works on some DVD's.
The sound is truly phenominal--enjoy!!
doesn't cadillac advertise our system as capable of converting stereo into 5.1 sound?

ascariSTS
05-30-06, 01:22 AM
So because CDs lose some of the treble to keep the sound clean, do you get more hissing with DVD-A?

Nope.. or I didn't notice... but I don't think so...



Multi-Channel will only work in a format like DD 5.1.

PCM Digital and such will not envoke the setting although you will still get the actual reproduction as mastered on the disk.

If you have a DVD-A that is two-sided; you will typically find the DVD-V side encoded as DD 5.1 and the DVD-A side as PCM.

Don't worry about the greyed out toggle. You are still getting the full audio channel by channel and just crank it up and enjoy.

I have been buying DVD-A and SACD discs for years and love to "demonstrate" them for folks either at home or in the "Car"...

Enjoy!


DVD-V... I did try one.. but if i'm getting full audio channel, then why bother... I'll check for 5.1 encoding... Thanks :)



It seems the DVD audio disks come with multiple audio formats. With the car in park--select menu on the screen of the DVD and try the "audio options" selection if there is one. From here you can usually select 5.1 Dolby digital or lpcm or some other format. Go for the 5.1 and you will get the full experience--your multichannel button on the audio page will now be illuminated.
If there is no audio selection on the DVD, then selecting the play icon until you get the Dolby digital symbol at the top of your screen works on some DVD's.
The sound is truly phenominal--enjoy!!

No audio selection... yea I get that DD symbol... anyways, the sound with center point is more than great

LoveMyCad
11-11-07, 11:56 PM
There is nothing thats sounds as good as DVD audio in the STS equipted with the Bose package.

*I just made my own DVD audio disc using Roxio Easy Media Creator. I was able to to have over 50 of my favorite albums and 1,000 songs on a single DL DVD. The only problem is that I have to be in park in order to change fron one track list to another. Does anyone know how to use the DVD audio controls without placing the car in park? I would like to know.

MARKVIII
11-12-07, 05:40 AM
how do u go about making a DVD audio disk..would love to try it

thanks

loman
11-12-07, 01:30 PM
I have the same Metallica dvd, that i ordered at the same time as the
Santana ( think its called supernatural ) dvd. The Santana doesnt play in
the car but plays on my home system . Metallica works fine . If you touch
the nav screen all the buttons disappear , so when you are listening to a music dvd and you are stuck in traffic , put the car in park and the video
appears on the screen. You can amuse your friends , not to mention yourself.
Nothing better than sitting in a traffic jam watching Stevie Ray or Eric
Clapton play their guitar. I was checking out Pink Floyd the other day ,
Comfortably Numb , timing was perfect . You kinda hope the traffic doesnt
start moving , as you get more involved into the music. I was in no rush.
Why should i be, i`m driving in a great car with a great audio system .
Enjoy!