Direct disc, I will have to remember that.
The only ones I know that have done it on a regular basis are Mobile Fidelity, Analogue Productions, Classic Records, and Music Matters. Older ones are Speakers Corners, Nautilus, and Simply Vinyl. So I would say unless its an all digital recording from Day one, unless its on one of these labels, buy the originals.
Then of course there are the mastering engineers.
Another thing would be if its digital, why put it on a record to begin with?
If it was so expensive to make an analog record in the past, how did they do it? why did they change things? Sort of like Plasma. The new TVs have black blacks, crushed blacks that is and look almost cartoon like in presentation of film and video. Some things just do not get better, they get cheaper.