The new DVD carrier will find immediate applications in computers and films. It provides a considerably-increased data storage and delivery rate compared with the Red Book CD.: : This paper examines the question of whether such a disc, by conveying more data, could significantly benefit audio applications. The paper focuses hard on the audio properties of digital channels, and in so doing, concludes that the current Red Book standard does not meet the highest performance requirements. Combining the need for more data per channel, with the obvious benefit that a multichannel format could provide, makes the conclusion a resounding yes! There is a need to develop this format!
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