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Thread: Solti Ring cycle on Blu-ray audio disk: Subtitles?

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    Does the Blu-ray audio disk of Solti’s Ring cycle display an English translation of the libretto (i.e., subtitles) on the HDTV screen?

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    Not when I've played it--track info, that's about all. I can start it up again and see if I've missed something.

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    Thanks Bill H. for answering my question – that’s what I suspected.

    Given modern Blu-ray technology I am disappointed that the consumer must try to follow the German / English translation in a printed libretto. It seems to me that it wouldn't be difficult to have displayed on the TV screen a series of static background artwork (perhaps a different painting for each scene), and the subtitles. Ideally the artwork images would be designed to minimize TV screen burn-in.

    When the entire Solti Ring is available on a Blu-ray audio disk, with subtitles, with the highest available quality audio, without the redundant paraphernalia (e.g., CDs), I'll be interested in buying it – if it’s a reasonable price.

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