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    Can I play DVD-audio on my PS3?

    I have a PS3 slim, will it play a DVD-audio such as this?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vespertine-D.../dp/B00005NSXN

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    The first customer review says this:
    If you don't own a DVDA yet, well a good compromise is DVDVideo compatable 5.1 which comes on side 1 (yes there are three versions on this one disk!) so you can enjoy the surround effects (albeit at a reduced sample rate) whilst waiting for an excuse to shell out for that DVDA player.
    So yes, you should be able to.
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    Cool

    ANYTHING that plays DVD is supposed to play DVD audio, but if its not a DVD audio
    player it will only play the limited tracks that will not be full range like DVD audio.
    In other words, YES and NO. not that important anyway, the format is dead.
    I have about ten discs, only reason I keep a player around, that and its about the best
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixelthis
    not that important anyway, the format is dead.
    Which is irrelevant if the musical content you want to hear is in that format!

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-Stat
    Which is irrelevant if the musical content you want to hear is in that format!

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    like I said.
    If you don't have any "legacy" discs, like I do, stay away from DVD audio, about as
    relevant as eight track tapes.
    And the "musical content " you want to hear will not be in "that format", as its pretty much
    toast. You want a certain musical performance it would be a lot less hassle to get it in CD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixelthis
    like I said.
    If you don't have any "legacy" discs, like I do, stay away from DVD audio, about as
    relevant as eight track tapes.
    And the "musical content " you want to hear will not be in "that format", as its pretty much
    toast. You want a certain musical performance it would be a lot less hassle to get it in CD.
    None of which is pertinent to answering aa's question.

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    The short answer is yes and no.

    Yes, it will play audio from a DVD-A disc.

    No, it will not play the high resolution 5.1 PCM audio from the DVD-Audio layer.

    Basically, DVD-A discs are pressed with two layers.

    One is a video-compatible DVD-Video layer that will play on ANY DVD player. The DVD-V layer will typically come with a 5.1 Dolby Digital/DTS track and a two-channel audio track. With DVD-V, that two-channel track can be either 2.0 DD/DTS, or two-channel uncompressed PCM (up to 96 kHz/24-bit resolution).

    The DVD-Audio layer can only be read by DVD-A compatible players. The PS3 is NOT a DVD-A compatible player. The DVD-A layer will feature 5.1 PCM tracks with up to 96 kHz/24-bit resolution and/or two-channel PCM tracks with up to 192/24 resolution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E-Stat
    None of which is pertinent to answering aa's question.

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    I think he got the gist of what I was saying, which you did not.
    Mainly that DVD audio is toast, not worth wasting your time.
    The younger set is too busy downloading cheap MP3, and so called "audiophiles"
    are mostly hypnotized by tech developed before 1960.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixelthis
    I think he got the gist of what I was saying, which you did not.
    Mainly that DVD audio is toast, not worth wasting your time.
    The younger set is too busy downloading cheap MP3, and so called "audiophiles"
    are mostly hypnotized by tech developed before 1960.
    But that doesn't mean that he can't enjoy DVD audio if he already has something to play the disk on.
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