Recently on Best of Jackie on the Web discussion has taken place about the best DVD settings for listening to Jackie Evancho. For earlier comment on a similar discussion, see No Cheap Chip.
Today, Brian Bain offers this advice:
Some fans are not getting the most out of the audio of Jackie Evancho’s DVDs, Music of the Movies and Dream With Me in Concert.
The audio on these DVDs has a default setting of PCM Uncompressed. That setting is good for DVD players that are a part of a stereo system.
Most home DVD players that are not part of a stereo system play these DVDs better on the Dolby Digital 5.1 setting.
Here is how to change the audio setting:
Go to the MAIN MENU. Select , AUDIO SETUP. That will take you to another menu. Select, Dolby Digital 5.1.
See if that improves your enjoyment of these wondrous shows.
Update: Since posting this, already we have some interesting comments. You might want to experiment with the options presented by Brian and those who have left a comment.
(For those who are interested, here is a discussion about home theatre Dolby settings.)
The powers that be in Washington appear to like Jackie Evancho; they love her at PBS.
On May 25 Jackie will be making her fourth appearance at an official event in the nation’s capital. The by-then 14-year-old Jackie will perform at the National Memorial Day Concert on May 25, to be held on the lawn of the US Capitol.
Jackie has performed twice before the President, at the National Christmas Tree lighting in 2010 and at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2012. Last last year she sang in Washington at the July 4th celebrations, nationally televised on PBS.
Counting her two Great Performances specials, Dream with Me In Concert and Music of the Movies, this will be her fourth collaboration with PBS.
The concert will be broadcast live nationally on PBS television, NPR radio, and on the Armed Forces Network, worldwide.
Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise will host, as they have done for several years.
As with the July 4th concert, so for the National Memorial Day Concert Jack Everly and the National Symphony Orchestra will accompany the performers.
The emphases of this event will be on the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of France in 1945.
Help us celebrate the upcoming one year anniversary of Jackie Evancho’s performance of Bridge Over Troubled Water at the One Drop, Cirque du Soleil charity event March 22, 2013 in Las Vegas by participating in a Best of Jackie on the Web opinion poll.
We’d like to run a poll of your favorite Jackie Evancho performances that have been caught on video and are available to watch on YouTube or Vimeo.
In a comment to this posting, please give us between one and five of your favorite performances. We’ll see what the results are and from those compile a list of ten performances to choose from in a poll we’ll publish later this week.
By performance we mean Jackie’s presentation of an individual song. If your top choices include more than one performance of a single song, that’s fine.
This is just for fun, there’s nothing scientific or objective about it; it’s a way for us to reminisce and an excuse (should it be needed) to look and listen once again to Jackie perform.
Here’s Jackie’s performance of Bridge Over Troubled Water: