Christobald posted on Wednesday, 06 June, 2007 - 03:59 pm
Good news. The "Seville concert" is finally out on DVD.
Bill_d posted on Monday, 09 July, 2007 - 06:22 pm
You can get the DVD on Amazon.co.uk (from American dealers) but I saw this review on Amazon.com: Sacrifices had to be made in order to fit the Concert and Film profile all on a single disc.
If you play this dvd, you will notice that the colors are nowhere near as vibrant as they were on the vhs.
You will notice the reduced sound qualify if you turn it up. It sounds like the audio was compressed by a bad mp3 converter.
It would have been better to simply make two dvds, and thus preserve the audio and picture quality, or even enhance them, as I did.
I transfered my own purchased vhs copy to dvd, and set the converter to enhance the colors and sound. It might be hard to believe, but this vhs-to-dvd transfer surpasses the qualify of this professional dvd version.
If you don't really care about picture/audio quality, it's a good purchase.
Bill_d posted on Wednesday, 01 August, 2007 - 09:41 pm
As for the reservations about sound and picture quality, it is quite common to release a lower quality 4:3, stereo or even mono version of a DVD, then issue the widescreen Dolby 5.1 version later.
The Inspector Morse DVDs are all 4:3 mono, even although almost all were broadcast in stereo and the later ones widescreen. The latest Dr Who DVDs are only stereo. They are saving the 5.1 mixes for the Christmas box set!
So, you may want to wait for the UK PAL release of the Seville Concert.