April 24, 2009
| by Arlen Schweiger
I respect people who have large DVD and Blu-ray (or HD DVD) collections, but I’ve found that over the years I’ve purchased many more concert DVDs than regular movies. Pretty simple for me, really, like music I’m bound to play these discs over and over again while movie discs tend to gather dust.
My Blu-ray collection is very small at this point, but I can see it’ll go the same way. I was pretty quick to snap up a few music titles, so it got me thinking, “What are some of the best Blu-ray discs out there to get your surround-sound audio cranking?”
Perusing the lists of available titles out there, it’s nice to see that several famed music releases have been transferred to high-def, with even more drool-worthy audio quality. And several concert tours of the last few years have been captured with sweet Blu-ray release editions to satisfy those who have stepped up to the format.
We saw a flurry of Blu-ray concert activity last fall to really whet our appetites, and it’s nice to see the choices have only grown. And we know that other gems, like Neil Young’s Archives Vol. 1, are waiting in the wings.
So what have been your favorites to rock out to in your theater? Any standard DVD titles you’d like to see transferred to HD? We’ve pegged 15 (hey, we had to put a cap at some point) that you should check out, but of course we’re bound to have missed some noteworthy titles.
Sure, the Rolling Stones, Zeppelin and U2 are covered, but click here to see a slideshow of every title that’s caught our eyes, er, ears that is.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.