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My DualDisc version of the second Franz Ferdinand album, from Sony BMG Music Entertainment, can't play on my portable CD player, made by Sony Corporation in 2004.

DualDisc has been kind of a bust. A lot of the early DualDiscs featured long-form video extras, surround mixes, full DVD-Audio, or better audio quality that can play on a DVD player, but these days it's usually just a few videos and enhanced stereo (which means you get a whopping 10% more bits than the CD version).

And, in practical terms, DualDisc is surprisingly dodgy when it comes to compatibility with CD players. I've never had a problem playing a hybrid SACD (yet another format adopted and then seemingly orphaned by Sony) on any CD player.

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datapanik
Sep. 20th, 2006 01:36 pm (UTC)
My dualdisc version of Talking Heads '77 is a pain to try and play. Sometimes my CD player will spin it, and sometimes it won't. I haven't bought any of the other TH reissues.
rpkrajewski
Sep. 20th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
That sucks, man. I have a few of those Talking Heads reissues, and I haven't had a problem, but that could be mostly because I play them at home for the video and surround features on the DVD side.

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