jimlynch22 wrote:That sounds interesting, tell me more.
My brother owns a 28 year old car (300ZX Anniversary edition for the curious) and the radio started having intermittent issues. Finally the on/off switch stopped functioning (it was permanently on) as well as the tape player, so we're replacing it with a car computer. This way we can have a large solid state hard drive to store music on as well as support automatic CD/DVD-Audio ripping (as well as bluetooth, auto equalization, and any other fancy things you can do with a computer). Not a whole lot to talk about, but since CD drives aren't any cheaper than DVD drives we might as well support DVD-Audio in it as well. The great part is the spot in which the original radio was is just the right size for a Mini-ITX motherboard.
The difficulty in my quest to support DVD-Audio though is there aren't a whole lot of releases that support it. Makes sense since CD quality is probably high enough for most uses, but it is kind of a shame that it seems like most of the audio specific DVDs (take "Weird Al" Yankovic's Straight out of Lynwood album for example) only have a DVD-Video track when an audio standard has already been defined. (DVD-Audio discs can contain a DVD-Video track for backwards compatibility.) From a quick search
(I haven't really done a whole lot of research on this yet) it seems like a lot of the interesting DVD-Audio releases are collector's items now, but I do know that Nine Inch Nail's The Downward Spiral has a DVD-Audio version (but that's only 48KHz 24-bit IIRC).