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Tino Vision (Multi-Channel Music DVD-Video Compilation)


Picture: C+     Sound: B-     Extras: C+     Main Program: B-



Occasionally, someone takes the DVD-Video format and tries to do something exciting and different with it when it comes to music.  Besides the many concerts and Music Video collections, which often have their share of special features, the idea that the format could offer more goes back to what many companies tried to do with the now obsolete 12” LaserDisc format in its heyday by making it viewer friendly by involving them in fun ways.  Tino Vision is a compendium of music that emphasizes the multi-channel music possibilities.


After one of the most entertaining 5.1 audio tests we have seen to date, the following songs with videos by Ben Stokes that have nice 5.1 remixes are offered:


1)     Attention Earth People – D.H.S.*

2)     Fromage – Meat Beat Manifesto*

3)     Aztek – Afrunk

4)     Tino’s Factory – Tino

5)     Horned Grandma – Davy Force

6)     Walkie Talkie – D.J. Shadow

7)     Tape Music – Jack Dangers

8)     House Of God – D.H.S

9)     Say What? – D.J. Radar

10)  Yello Mix – Enitokwa

11)  Tino’s Drum Lesson – Tino



Titles marked with an * have multi-angel feature function, a DVD function that never did take off much.  In the extras, there are more music segments.  Tino Live has five angles to choose from in a live taping, while a D.H.S. concert is one camera angle and at least as interesting.  5.1 Audio Mixes show the soundwaves for the five tracks from beginning to end, while 5.1 Ambiences are available in four sections that try to punch up the images to go with the sound.  Dub-L-Mercial mocks advertising, whi8le three trailers for two other titles and the Tino website.  This is an ambitious, interesting, fun disc that music fans will like and anyone with a 5.1 home theater surround system will want to get their hands on.  The video quality is as good as it can get for the kind of animation employed, while the Dolby Digital 5.1 is better than the Dolby 2.0 Stereo, though the disc also offers options for two channel set ups.  Too bad the 5.1 version was not in DTS as well, but Tino Vision is worth seeking out.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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