Can the Sony DRU-500AX read DVD-Audio discs?

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#1

Can the Sony DRU-500AX read DVD-Audio discs?

Sony’s not a big fan of DVD-Audio with their big push of the SACD. I have an Audigy2, however, and love love love DVD-Audio. Sounds breathtaking.

Will the DRU-500AX read a DVD-Audio disc ok?

Thanks


#2

Yes it should. Isn’t that what Creative is pushing with their Audigy 2? They say that you can play DVD-Audio discs in your dvd drive ( which the 500AX is ), if you have an Audigy 2.


#3

Originally posted by Bhairav
Yes it should. Isn’t that what Creative is pushing with their Audigy 2? They say that you can play DVD-Audio discs in your dvd drive ( which the 500AX is ), if you have an Audigy 2.

“It Should” doesn’t answer the question. Since Sony does not want DVD-Audio to take off, it would be easy for them to write a firmware that ignores DVD-A. And many DVD-ROM drives do not correctly read DVD-Audio discs. Just because it’s a DVD drive doesn’t guarantee anything.

Does anyone that own this drive use DVD-Audio with it?


#4

All right. Buy a DVD-Audio disc and try it. Don’t be paranoid enough to think that about Sony… but hey, who am I to stop you.


#5

Originally posted by Bhairav
All right. Buy a DVD-Audio disc and try it. Don’t be paranoid enough to think that about Sony… but hey, who am I to stop you.

sigh

I am interested in BUYING the Sony but was asking someone who ALREADY OWNED it BEFORE I purchased it.

oy.


#6

Originally posted by seanmcgpa
[B]Can the Sony DRU-500AX read DVD-Audio discs?

Sony’s not a big fan of DVD-Audio with their big push of the SACD. I have an Audigy2, however, and love love love DVD-Audio. Sounds breathtaking.

Will the DRU-500AX read a DVD-Audio disc ok?

Thanks [/B]

Well, I went out and bought one today. Yes, it can read DVD-Audio discs fine.


#7

I just saw your post, but would have told you the same…that it does read them, rip them, write them (with the appropriate programs)…and yeah, the Audigy-2 does kick major ass!

BTW, that’s one helluva system you got there! Awsome…maybe the most loaded system I have seen. You must be running a 3rd country with that rig! :slight_smile: Now we just have to get some sweet Rambus and Radeon 9800 lovin for ya. Pisser to be stuck with that much PC-2700 DDR though for the long term.


#8

Originally posted by PCStuff
[B]I just saw your post, but would have told you the same…that it does read them, rip them, write them (with the appropriate programs)…and yeah, the Audigy-2 does kick major ass!

BTW, that’s one helluva system you got there! Awsome…maybe the most loaded system I have seen. You must be running a 3rd country with that rig! :slight_smile: Now we just have to get some sweet Rambus and Radeon 9800 lovin for ya. Pisser to be stuck with that much PC-2700 DDR though for the long term. [/B]

Thanks :slight_smile: Rambus isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be … I had an older Xeon system with Rambus, the PC2700 in dual channel config actually gives me better bandwidth (according to Sisoft Sandra). The SuperMicro motherboard I have uses the Pc2700 in dual channel banks (similar to Rambus) for some really impressive bandwidth results.


#9

What kind of 3DMark2001 score do you get published?