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Thursday, May 21, 2009

NYA Preview Arrives But We Can Only Sit and Stare

Neil Young Archives Preview Blu-Ray Disc
Photo by Scott Waller

Well, as luck would have it, our Neil Young Archives preview Blu-Ray disc arrived yesterday.

And in the bizarro world of a life long Neil fan who has been awaiting for this day to arrive, we hold in our hands and gaze at a shiny disc.

Ain't got no Blu-Ray player. Ain't got no HD screen. Got mashed potato's but that's it. Talk about weird.

Anyways, we admit we didn't exactly jump on our pre-order. Or buying a bunch of fancy new-fangled hardware. We've been Charlie Brown'd once too often.

We've been wrestling with whether to go the PC route or the player route. We're hearing that the BD PC's are not ready for prime time as yet and have been advised to steer clear for the time being.

We've also been weighing the Sony PS3 vs. other players.

And then there's HD screens, amplifiers, speakers, memory, BD connections, cables, etc.

So we would like to hear what other folks are doing regarding Blu-Ray playback if starting from scratch?

Would love to hear folks specifics on makes and models, pros and cons. Any details that would be helpful to those in similar situations.



At 5/21/2009 09:54:00 AM, Anonymous tomlong95 said...

I live in Germany and I just ordered a Sony BDP-350.
(I pre-ordered the Archives some time ago for 240 Euros from Amazon). I really don't need HD picture so I'm not gonna buy a new TV. I'll just hook the player up to my old TV and my trusted stereo and I'll be happy!

At 5/21/2009 09:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'm in a similar boat. Unfortunately, with all the hype with BD, reality check: it's just all too much cost in this wretched economy.

Box store viewing seems almost sacrileges. In the end, might end up at B#*t B*y and see what I can see.

Maybe NYA2 will be different.

Can we 'party like it's 1999' with dvd Archives?


At 5/21/2009 10:01:00 AM, Anonymous karen said...

WHAT? You are so fired.
: )
T, I have a Panasonic player (DMP BD605?), HD TV, wireless internet connect, and fanatical enthusiasm. Works great so far with the preview disc. OMG go get yours! Or just drive on up here and watch mine with me : )

At 5/21/2009 10:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

even though i got no real interest in gaming,
i got me a PS3
so i could do the beatles rockshow
when that comes out - it's a double headed monster!
how could i resist!

At 5/21/2009 10:11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bought a Blu-ray player (JVC XV-BP1) and hooked it up to my 36" Sony regular TV. It works fine. I used to believe (like I would suspect many others did, or still do) that you needed an HDTV to use a Blu-ray player. I was prepared to get the DVD version because I could not wait until I could pop for the widescreen. When I found out that you don't need an HDTV to use a Blu-ray player, I got one so I could get the "ultimate" Archives experience. I have not yet tried to hook it up to the internet, but will do so soon. I know it will be letterbox for now, but someday I'll get the HDTV and will be glad I have the Blu-ray version and don't have to buy it a second time. The model I got has a "zoom" feature, so if something is too small to read for my standard screen, I'll just zoom in!

Art - Plymouth MN

At 5/21/2009 10:15:00 AM, Blogger Pinto (or Flounder) said...

Tough call. To me, the biggest selling point, by far, of the archives is the fidelity of the Blu-Ray songs. We've gotten so far away from the days when we used to obsess about turntables and amps - now it's all MP3s and surround sound systems and giant flat screen TVs. I've had a number of 5.1 surround systems and never felt that they did justice to music, played as music. They're optimized for movie sound and regardless of how much I screwed around with them, I've never been happy with the result. I'm not a technician - I just want to come home and listen to good music without having to program a computer system.

So, in regard to the archives, there are a bunch of decisions to make - you're not going to hear them at their best without Blu-Ray(plus you get all the interactive stuff - supposedly).

So you have to start with the Blu-Ray player, making sure it has the newest software, and, really, why wouldn't you go with the PS3? For maybe $100 more, you get the game player, with all the built-ins, including Internet browser, etc., even if you don't play games.

But then - what if you don't have an HD TV? Well, you have to get one.

And finally, what are you going to do about your sound system? I would be very interested in hearing what people are using for optimal music playback, assuming they already have the Blu-Ray and HD TV.

Neil has apparently presented us with the opportunity to spend thousands of dollars to hear the greatest Neil Young recordings ever produced. To me, it seems like maybe you either make sure you have the Blu-Ray and the HDTV and an adequate sound system, or you buy the CD version to hear the songs (and come on, it's not all that bad. Every other box set you've ever bought has been on CD and you probably didn't sit around thinking, "Gee, I wish I had this on Blu-Ray) and you wait until you can put together the whole package to buy the Blu-Rays.

Please, those of you who have put together entire systems, let us know what you're using and the approximate cost of components.

I suspect this discussion will still be in progress a year from now.

At 5/21/2009 10:59:00 AM, Blogger Rasputin1981 said...

PS3 all the way!! You can hook it up so your system can stream all your M3S, videos, etc from the computer. The PS3 has a really really great DVD upconverter too, which takes the DVD image and upconverts to HD. Plus, there are rumors that you'll soon be able to stream Netflix on it. And it has a ton of space. Really, go with the PS3!

At 5/21/2009 11:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I picked up a Samsung HD TV before Xmas when all the sales were on. The package inclused a free Samsung Blue Ray Player. All I can say is that I am happy that they are both Samsung. They communicate well with each other and set-up was a breeze. If you are fortunate enough to afford a new system I suggest you get them all the same brand.


At 5/21/2009 11:41:00 AM, Blogger Archives Guy said...


When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.

-Archives Guy

At 5/21/2009 11:59:00 AM, Anonymous sugarmtn said...


I put myself in lemming mode for this and went with the ps3 so I can have blu-ray. All of the Neil camp info makes is pretty obvious that is the platform this thing was designed for. The ps-3 supports a wireless network connection, has a hard disk rather than memory sticks, and of course bdlive capability. I didn't find any of the other blu-ray players had all of that. After putting so much energy into following this for so many years, I figured I'd give myself the best chance to experience it as Neil intended.


At 5/21/2009 12:14:00 PM, Anonymous karen said...

f*ck. now i wish i had the ps3. and in response to pinto/flounder, i have to say that when watching the preview disc i was like THESE SPEAKERS ARE INADEQUATE. the house is wired with bose speakers in the ceiling but now i have decided they absolutely s*ck, so now i need to buy a ps3 AND tear my house apart. not that i'm not willing to do it, mind you. as sugarmtn points out, why stop now? it's all a labor of love. : ) lovekaren

At 5/21/2009 12:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey all,

Question.Is there an affordable sound system that is 24/96khz compatable.'Cause I'm pretty sure there's not a sound system that's 24/192khz compatable offered on the market yet.

The Mugwump

At 5/21/2009 12:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pinto wrote:
"In regard to the archives, there are a bunch of decisions to make"

Here's some informative forums to check out for help in making decisions about Blu-Ray players, HDTV's, amps, speakers, cables ..everything



Pinto further wrote:
"I would be very interested in hearing what people are using for optimal music playback."

Personally I have a far from optimal playback system but it's pretty decent and I'm pleased with it:
Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-Ray > HDMI to Yamaha RX-V663 amp (= UK model RX-V763)> Panasonic PZ80 TV and some cheap-ish but decent Swedish speakers: Dynavoice Definition + some old Tannoy speakers I use for surround.

Everything works great for the few Blu-Ray discs I have. Can't wait to crank it up with the Archives!


At 5/21/2009 01:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, thrasher, and I thought I was a Ludditte..
A while back, I took advantage of Sony's offer for $150 off on the PS3 (the smaller one) by signing up for their credit card - brought the total cost down to $250 - and, I've been using it as my DVD player and I love it ! I already had a Samsung flatscreen, so, the picture is fantastic. I just ordered some ethernet cable which I plan to run from my router down to the PS3 in the hope that I'll be able to connect to grab any BD Live goodies that Neil throws our way. I can't wait to see if that works.. I also have a little surround sound system thing that runs through the TV/PS3, but it isn't anything like what I want. I'm thinking I'll just move everything downstairs and run it through my stereo.
- Jim

At 5/21/2009 01:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mugwump asked:
"Is there an affordable sound system that is 24/96khz compatable.'Cause I'm pretty sure there's not a sound system that's 24/192khz compatable offered on the market yet."

I think most home theatre systems/surround amps are 24/192khz compatable nowadays. Here's the spec's of my Yamaha amp (see above post)

Built-in Decoders: (in addition to the common DTS/Dolby decoders)
DTS 96/24, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio

D/A Converter: 24bit / 192kHz


At 5/21/2009 01:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


There are plenty of receivers out there with 24/192 D->A converters.

Here is a cheap one...Pioneer VSX-517

At 5/21/2009 01:17:00 PM, Anonymous expecting2fly said...

Here's my plan:

I'll order the Blu-ray version (yikes, I haven't gotten around to that yet.) Anyway, I'll do that. Then I'll download the mp3's to listen to the songs. And I'll decide what to do later about my system. When my son built my desktop PC, I had him put in a blu-ray drive so I guess I can play around with them a bit but as you say, it's not really an ideal setup to have on your PC even though this computer will eventually be the mainstay-piece of my entertainment center.

At 5/21/2009 01:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you decide to go the PS3 route you might want to wait a couple of weeks. It's rumored (google PS3 price drop) that during the E3 expo (electronics industry expo June 2-4) Sony may be announcing a price drop on the PS3. Perhaps as big as $100 dropping the price to $299 for the 80GB. No guarantee but worth the wait just in case. Fingers crossed.
FYI this week Amazon dropped the price on the PS3 by a measly $10.

Acrid smell of gunsmoke

At 5/21/2009 02:02:00 PM, Blogger Archives Guy said...


Just so everyone knows, NYA Vol 1 will released on June 2nd. This is not a test, we have passed the point of no return. The button has been pushed.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.

At 5/21/2009 02:07:00 PM, Blogger Archives Guy said...

Mimimal BD set up for HD picture and 24/192 sound:

- Profile 2.0 BD player
- monitor/TV with HDMI input
- stereo receiver
- stereo speakers
- HDMI cable (player to monitor)
- stereo RCA cable (player to receiver)
- speaker wires ( receiver to speakers)

note-receiver and speakers could be replaced with powered speakers.

At 5/21/2009 02:28:00 PM, Anonymous Babbo said...

I have an older 1080i HDTV with component inputs, no HDMI - what kind of picture quality can I expect? Sound-wise, I'll be running digital optical cable into a home theater system, so hope that will work fairly well. (Got my fingers crossed for that PS3 price drop.)

At 5/21/2009 02:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Just bought a Sony 350 blu-ray player and will hook it up to my old analog tv and Pioneer reciever.I got the NYA on blu-ray for future upgrades. That's the only way to go.

At 5/21/2009 03:07:00 PM, Anonymous Chris said...

I've got a Samsung BD-P1500 going to a Sony STR-DG820 receiver via HDMI. I'm a little worried though, because ever since I've upgraded to the latest firmware on the blu-ray player, it's been having audio "hiccups" on some discs which have DTS-HD MA encoding. If I remember right, that is the format NYA is using. Hopefully everything goes well come June 2; fingers crossed!


At 5/21/2009 03:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha Thrasher, welcome to BD-Player club! Same story over here. Had to laugh a lot after reading your introduction. And I do have the preview disc for a week or two. No spare time at the moment. Next week on the road again and after that it's all Neil. Ten discs and two shows in one week! Let's get lost.

Anyway, it's great to move the discussion from Blu-Ray to sound. I do agree with Pinto completely and am very surprised that there was not any discussion about sound before.

Just heard the rumour that NY himself has connected his giant Magnatone (the one he uses on stage at the moment) to his Blu-Ray player. He is watching the Archives with good sound quallity. That's why we don't hear so much from him recently.


At 5/21/2009 03:19:00 PM, Anonymous MARIAN M. said...

Thanks, Archives Guy, for the announcement. I still find myself holding my breath in gleeful anticipation!

My brother has an Asus D70 gaming computer with HD and Blu-Ray. I've been trying to get my hands on it to see if the disc works on that.

I also have a Preview Disc, but no player. As a matter of fact, I have 2 discs because Warner cancelled my order, and I had to re-order because my billing address and shipping address were not the same.

I'm wondering if anybody else has had this problem.

I'm still counting the days...12!!!

Marian M.

At 5/21/2009 03:24:00 PM, Anonymous SONY said...

"When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.

-Archives Guy"

AG - you da man!

Your info has been extremely helpfull. Your humor even moreso.

Tell Ol' Neil Young -THANKS!

At 5/21/2009 03:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To MM:
Had the same thing over here: my billing address and shipping address were not the same according to Warner. I did send them a mail that the billing and shipping adresses are the same. Only received one preview disc.

To Archive Guy:
Do you think I can play the Archives Volume 1 on my Technics SL-1200MK2 in the near future?


At 5/21/2009 03:30:00 PM, Anonymous dr dip said...

Shiiiiit!... And I was only going to buy a couple of new scalpels and a thermometer!...I think its time to get serious about my sound and picture systems to get the full "Shakin' experience. Thanks for all the confusion guys!!!

At 5/21/2009 03:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pinto (or Flounder) said of buying the Blu-ray version of NYA1: "But then - what if you don't have an HD TV? Well, you have to get one." This is not correct!

As I stated earlier, you do NOT need an HDTV to play Blu-ray discs! You current TV will suffice. The only issue I can think of, again stated earlier, is that some of the things one might like to read could be a bit too small, but if you have a "Zoom" feature on your BD player, you should be able to read anything you want to read.

Yes, it would be great to have a 1080p HDTV with all the bells and whistles, but my 36" Sony has a great picture and I will manage somehow until such time as I get my big screen and my monster sound system. As someone else said earlier, we've all been buying on CD for years and likely weren't complaining about sound quality....

Art - Plymouth, MN

At 5/21/2009 03:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing sez I love you like buying the wife a flat screen as a belated Mother's Day gift and the husband a BD player for Father's Day.

Let's get out there and stimulate the economy, kids. :-)

At 5/21/2009 04:06:00 PM, Anonymous Carlo said...

I think it's a worthwile investment to assemble a good quality home theatre system, not only for the Archives but for ALL your music DVD's and Blu-rays!

I've just completed mine, and it's worth every euro (or dollar)!

I have a very decent system, not absolute top but not far behind for not too much money. This is what I have :

- Blu-ray player LG BD300 : €250, supports the new audio formats TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio AND has BD Live for the Archives updates!

- A/V receiver Onkyo TX-SR607: €450, supports every audio format

- speakers Canton CD-1000: €600, don't save money on the speakers, this is the most important part of your system!

Just google these components and you'll see that this is very, very good AND affordable stuff!

Looks and sounds wonderful on my LG426100 Full HD LCD!

Don't forget to use 1.3 HDMI cables for best quality sound and vision.

Just watched Roy Orbison's Black and White Night blu-ray, and I was blown away, really incredible!


At 5/21/2009 04:22:00 PM, Blogger Lone Red Rider said...

While the PS3 is a fine choice technically....I just can't get past the idea of having a power hog gamebox in the whirring and all...and I've heard that some of the standalones have better sound and picture, like some of the newer panasonics.

I, too, am not nailed down on my solution. But I am strongly considering the Sony BDP-560, a player with built-in wifi (n band which the PS3 does not have) which should be released soon....

At 5/21/2009 04:36:00 PM, Anonymous SONY said...

Her I sit
Broken Hearted
Got some Archives
Can't get started

BlueRay Players?
I can't decide
Need a new Volt
to enjoy the ride

It's only money
you'll be spendin'
To catch the drift
The past he's sending

So all you fans
of Neil will find
The future is now
Comes a time

At 5/21/2009 04:54:00 PM, Anonymous SONY said...

Here I sit.....(can't tipe)

At 5/21/2009 05:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have the following setup, purchased it all in Jan of this year. The prospect of the blu ray archives just helped to convince me that now was the time to spend on a AV system. Overall I would class this as a Good Entry level system.

Blu Ray: Samsung BD-P2500 (~£200)
AV AMP: Sony STRDA2400 (~£400)
TV: Samsung 32"R87 (a little dated now and not technically mine but the gf’s, but it does)

All connected through good quality HDMI 1.3 cables.

At the moment I just have two Gayle Floor standing speakers, can't afford the full sound set, but the whole thing sounds and look amazing. Like Carlo said, spend as much as you can on speakers, it makes a difference.

I have been blown away with the improvement in quality of normal TV and more importantly blu ray movies (even without full 5.1 or 7.1 sound). There is a true difference that really make the investment worth it!

I've not had a problem with the preview disk, it looks and sounds awesome, can't wait to waste some days listening, watching and exploring the archives.

Cardiff, UK

At 5/21/2009 05:49:00 PM, Anonymous zejt said...

After 3 months of doing research I went back to what Neil said the PS3 is all you need at the Java presentation.I have always trusted his instinct. The man is ten years ahead of the pack.

Sony 40" LCD,

At the heart of the matter my analogue system:

all the material on the archives was recorded for 2 channel playback

June 2, should be a holiday. Archives Day 1.

Zejt up in T.O.

At 5/21/2009 07:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have the Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-Ray > HDMI to Yamaha RX-V663 amp and samsung 46 inch lcd with new speakers - all recently purchased. Need to upgrade anyway as all my hifi gear was 15 yrs old and speakers were screwed .


I think with the bluray player bdp1500 we may have issues getting the bd live downloads, as only supports firmware upgrades via ethernet.It supports bd live , so playing archives should be fine though, just the updates are the issue. I expect we will have to go PS3 or later model player down the track to get the content added to timelines post release. Be keen to know how you go when you get your bluray set.

At 5/21/2009 07:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm looking to get a new 1.3 HDMI cable - can anyone recommend the best available?

Thanks in advance,

-AB (Manchester UK)

At 5/21/2009 07:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

im getting the dvd for the clickable stuff and the book,just want to hear what i havnt heard before and dont care about the sound so much.i really am looking forward to 2 and 3.
i know ill miss out on more content but thrasher will let me know all about it im sure!


At 5/21/2009 08:41:00 PM, Blogger Sigma6 said...

@ AB (Manchester UK)

Highly recommend these guys, great quality at an affordable price. Not sure if they ship internationally though?

At 5/21/2009 08:53:00 PM, Blogger Sigma6 said...

My setup (Using AG's format). FYI all of these purchases were primarily made for the Archives release, I think I have a problem :-)

- Profile 2.0 BD player

- monitor/TV with HDMI input
Panasonic 50inch Full HD Plasma - TH-50PZ800A

- stereo receiver

- stereo speakers
Subsonic XM2 MKII, great Australian Brand (poorly designed website though, I think they should stick to making speakers!).

- HDMI cable (player to monitor)

- stereo RCA cable (player to receiver)
Yes, using the PS3's AV Multi

- speaker wires ( receiver to speakers)
Yes, 12 AWG

At 5/22/2009 12:13:00 AM, Blogger astrololee said...

MARIAN M 5/21/2009 3.19pm..Had the same thing happen to me. The problem was between the addy I gave for the delivery of the disc as compared to my address listed at the bank for my credit card.
My delivery address has got extra detail in it for my mailman to find us out here in the bush but the bank has only got my Mail Service Del No: listed on the statment...immediate confusion for warner. To Warner's credit I guess they were making sure that I was the correct recipient for the preview disc.
An email fixed the problem immediately and I have received to date only 1 preview disc.
Just make sure that because you have now received 2 discs that you don't get charged twice on your credit card!!!!

At 5/22/2009 03:49:00 AM, Anonymous Davide from Italy said...

I have a Panasonic BD 35 Blu Ray Player, and I am having problem with the preview disc.
The problem is that everything on the disc is mind blowing, except when I play each song trough the file cabinet. The problem is that when I am exploring the photos and the memorabilia with music playing at the same time , the sound clicks and jump for 2 seconds every time I press the enter button on the remote control of the player for looking at the memorabilia, or at the photos. Not a tiny problem, because one the main reason of the project being released on Blu Ray , is that people can listen to music and exploring the memorabilia at the same time!
Anyone having the same problem with Panasonic BD35 or other stand alone players?
If it's only my single unit having problem, well, that means that I am an unlucky guy, but if the problem is affecting more people, there is something wrong the blu ray authoring (especially if the error also happens with player of other brands). I hope that Archives Guy will read this post, because I am certainly making a serious question that deserves an answer form an insider of the blu ray project

At 5/22/2009 08:18:00 AM, Blogger JK said...

Re Davide from Italy,
I just bought and hooked up a Panasonic DMP-BD60. I had the same skipping sound problem with navigating until I changed the Sound settings through the player. I chose "PCM" which disabled "bitstream". I also switched off "secondary audio". Not sure if your Panasonic has the same settings. This fixed the skipping for me. The BD60 seems great. Main down side for me is the lack of wifi connection. Apparently wifi enabled players are not yet available in Australia. I've hooked mine up via ethernet to my Airport wireless (Apple) base station. Downloaded the extra BDLive content without a problem.
JK from Australia

At 5/22/2009 08:28:00 AM, Anonymous Davide from Italy said...

John , thank you very much for your kindness, I will try to verify if I can do the same with my player.Let's hope I can solve the problem because I have to repeat that I bought the Panasonic Bd 35 only after Archives Guy last december wrote down on a thread here at Thrasher's Wheat the list of stand alone players that were tested successfully for NY Archives

At 5/22/2009 08:42:00 AM, Anonymous dr dip said...

Sony, I wanna do an album withya..
We could do an album of reworked Neil songs.(with Thrasher's blessing of course!)I'm sure we could bring Shakeyspeare on board as well..We could call ourselves..
The 3 tenners... or "Thirty Quid"

Our first album...we could call it

"Stand and Delete..the Wrath of Thrash"

At 5/22/2009 12:18:00 PM, Anonymous SONY said...

Doc -

Well, I cut alot of my teeth on original Neil tunes, getting some chops.

I send on the rewrites and rhymes out of pure sarcastic humor in support of this here site and all the strong work that goes along with it. I'm on board.

"Everybody's sayin' that music's for FUN"


Thanks for the offer. When I make it to the land down under, I'll look you up.

At 5/22/2009 02:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ordered the BR archives last week (It will be my Fathers Day gift). I don't have a BR player, but bought a large Samsung LCD HD TV last December when my old rear projection TV died. The picture on the new "touch of color TV is spectacular, especialy compared to the old big screen.

Holy s++t, as I am typing this a small box from Warner Brothers was delivered by the mailman! So now, I am also staring at the preview dis with no way to play it also!

Anyway, after much investigation, yesterday I ordered the Panasonic DMP-BD60 player from Amazon for $250. Decided against the PS3, mainly because a new version (PS3 "Slim") is coming out in a few months. The Pan is BD-Live, Updatable firmware, and uses both USB and SD memory to store and transfer those sweet NY mp3 tunes, I hope.

Peace to all,
"Big Time" Bob

At 5/23/2009 01:10:00 AM, Anonymous dr dip said...

Hey, "Big Time Bob"...speaking of Father's day....
What's the definition of confusion?

Huh? well what is it Dip?......

....Father's Day in West Virginia!

At 5/23/2009 01:22:00 PM, Anonymous Davide from Italy said...

To JK from Australia a very heartfelt thank you. If I ever come to your country I owe you a lot of rounds of your favourite drink. I changed the settings on my Panasonic BD 35 as you said, and now everything is fine.
PCM audio and Blu Ray rules!

Davide from Italy

At 5/23/2009 07:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS3 is the way to go. Unlike previous game systems playing DVD's, etc, the PS3 has been rated by many magazines as the top player for both picture AND audio.. plus huge storage space and updatable firmware very easily....

My receiver takes Optical but can't yet get 192

At 5/23/2009 11:33:00 PM, Blogger JK said...

Hey Davide - that's great news. Glad your bluray player is up to the task now. Your welcome in Oz anytime - I was in Rome twice in the last year.

At 5/24/2009 11:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey all,

I've been meaning to tell y'all this.When I was finally able to sit down and REALLY enjoy the preview disc.When all was said and done I swear to ya's at least about 3 hours had gone by.Albeit I did listen to a few songs more than once.But still. I'd have to say that's pretty SWEET!!Can you gimme an AMEN?!I knew ya could.Later gators.

The Mugwump

At 9/21/2009 02:41:00 PM, Anonymous rustyblack1a said...

Please,help me !!!
I live in Italy and I'm looking forward to buy Neil Archives in blu-ray but I have a question for you:
From the moment I live in Italy,if I buy Archives in USA or from Amazon,can I play on my Sony PS3 and on my TV??
..or I must buy it in Europe? I know In usa use pal system.
Hope in your reply.
Thank you

At 9/21/2009 02:52:00 PM, Anonymous guido said...

Please,HELP ME!!!!
I live in Italy and I'm lokking forward to buy Neil's Archives in blu-ray but I have a question for you:
If I buy Archives in USA or Amazon,from the moment I live in Italy and here we use pal system,can I play Archives on my Sony PS£ and my tv??.. I know in USA they use NTSC system.
Hope in your reply.
Thank you in advance.


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Neil Young Setlists
Rust Radio


Bands Covering Neil Young songs


Official Neil Young News Site

The Bridge School

The Bridge School Concerts
25th Anniversary Edition

**100% of Proceeds to Benefit Bridge School***

The Essential Neil Young

Fans Favorite Neil Albums

Top 50 MP3
Neil Young Song Downloads

Top 10 Best Selling Neil Albums Today
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Neil Young Songbook Project

In the fields of wheat

"Children of Destiny" will NOT be harvested
However, the chaff will be burned by unquenchable fire

Neil Young + Promise of the Real

Europe 2016 Tour Dates

2015 Rebel Content Tour

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Alchemy Concert Tour Reviews

Fall 2012 N. America Tour
Spring 2013 Australia/New Zealand Tour
Summer 2013 Europe Tour

Europe Summer 2014 Concert Tour
Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Thrasher's Wheat Radio Supporters Go To Europe

Neil Young Films

2010 MusiCares Honors Neil Young

Features Elvis Costello, Crosby Stills & Nash, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Ben Harper, Elton John, Norah Jones, Lady Antebellum, Dave Matthews, James Taylor, Keith Urban, and others.
Proceeds from sales go to MusiCares,
which helps musicians in need of
financial and medical assistance.


"There's more to the picture
Than meets the eye"



Neil Young FAQ:
Everything Left to Know About the Iconic and Mercurial Rocker
"an indispensable reference"

Paul McCartney and Neil Young


"You can make a difference
If you really a try"

John Lennon and Neil Young

"hailed by fans as a wonderful read"

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young:
The Supergroup of the 20th Century

Director Jonathan Demme's Exquisite film "Heart of Gold"

eddie & neil
Eddie Vedder and Neil Young

Revisiting The Significance of
The Buffalo Springfield

"The revolution will not be televised"
... it will be blogged, streamed,
tweeted, shared and liked
The Embarrassment of Mainstream Media

Turn Off Your TV & Have A Life

"Everything Is Bullshit" +
"Turn Off The News"
Turn Off the News (Build a Garden)

Neil Young 2016 Year in Review:
The Year of The Wheat

Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain and Neil Young

Neil Young's Feedback:
An Acquired Taste?

Young Neil: The Sugar Mountain Years
by Rustie Sharry "Keepin' Jive Alive in T.O." Wilson

"the definitive source of Neil Young's formative childhood years in Canada"

neil & joni
Joni Mitchell & Neil Young

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Bob and Neil

So Who Really Was "The Godfather of Grunge"?

Four Dead in Ohio
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So What Really Happened at Kent State?

The Four Dead in Ohio

May The FOUR Be With You #MayThe4thBeWithYou


dissent is not treason
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism

Rockin' In The Free World

Sing Truth to Power!
When Neil Young Speaks Truth To Power,
The World Listens

Emmylou Harris and Neil Young

Wilco and Neil Young


Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young


Elton John and Neil Young

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young


The Meaning of "Sweet Home Alabama" Lyrics

Neil Young Nation -
"The definitive Neil Young fan book"

What does the song mean?

Random Neil Young Link of the Moment

Bonnie Raitt and Neil Young

I'm Proud to Be A Union Man


When Neil Young is Playing,
You Shut the Fuck Up

Class War:
They Started It and We'll Finish It...

A battle raged on the open page...
No Fear, No Surrender. Courage

"What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees?"
Full Disclousre Now

"I've Got The Revolution Blues"

Willie Nelson & Neil Young
Willie Nelson for Nobel Peace Prize

John Mellencamp:
Why Willie Deserves a Nobel



Love and Only Love

"Thinking about what a friend had said,
I was hoping it was a lie"

We're All On
A Journey Through the Past

Neil Young's Moon Songs
Tell Us The F'n TRUTH
(we can handle it... try us)

Does Anything Else Really Matter?

"Nobody's free until everybody's free."
~~ Fannie Lou Hamer

Here Comes "The Big Shift"

Maybe everything you think you know is wrong? NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
"It's all illusion anyway."

Propaganda = Mind Control
Guess what?
"Symbols Rule the World, not Words or Laws."
... and symbolism will be their downfall...

Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge
Be The Rain, Be The Change

the truth will set you free
This Machine Kills Fascists

"Children of Destiny" - THE Part of THE Solution

(Frame from Official Music Video)

war is not the answer
yet we are
Still Living With War

"greed is NOT good"
Hey Big Brother!
Stop Spying On Us!
Civic Duty Is Not Terrorism

The Achilles Heel
Orwell (and Grandpa) Was Right
“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.”
~~ Bob Marley

The Essence of "The Doubters"

Yes, There's Definitely A Hole in The Sky

Even Though The Music Died 50+ Years Ago
Open Up the "Tired Eyes" & Wake up!
"consciousness is near"
What's So Funny About
Peace, Love, & Understanding & Music?


Show Me A Sign

"Who is John Galt?"
To ask the question is to know the answer

"Whosoever shall give up his liberty for a temporary security
deserves neither liberty nor safety."

~~ Benjamin Franklin


(Between the lines of age)

And in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make

~~ John & Paul

the zen of neil
the power of rust
the karma of the wheat