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Old 03-15-2015, 10:00 PM
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It's the audio mix for this particular Blu-ray release I have a problem with. The dialog is so much lower than the background sound effects and music. Crank things up to hear the dialog, and then blow out your speakers when a gun battle happens.
Typical Michael Mann mix, right there.
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Never seen Avatar. But Heat on Blu-ray looked brown and soft and fuzzy and unclear. That is opposite to what a high def Blu-ray should be.
You might want to get your display professionally calibrated as if anything it looked a bit more teal (per director's guidance) vs brown. I watched it at 124" on a JVC RS4810 paired with a Stewart ST100 screen and it was not fuzzy and unclear. Yes, it does have a bit of a softer look and a bit grainy but that is the way it was made. Not every movie is going to be or supposed to be razor sharp and grainless.


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It's the audio mix for this particular Blu-ray release I have a problem with. The dialog is so much lower than the background sound effects and music. Crank things up to hear the dialog, and then blow out your speakers when a gun battle happens.
Not to sound like an ass but why don't you just raise the center channel?
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:23 AM
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Not to sound like an ass but why don't you just raise the center channel?
Because that will not change the balance between dialog and music/sfx.
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Typical Michael Mann mix, right there.
It's not just this, there are a lot of movies where the dynamic range works in a large commerical theater but in a home setting you had better keep the remote for the volume handy. A prime offender would be Star Trek Into Darkness, love the movie but the dynamic range is just crazy for the average sized room.
Of course there is always crank it and go deaf option. Oblivion anyone?

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Actually, STID is just plain loud which is different from dynamic. Tons of clipping too which compounds the loudness effect.
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It's not just this, there are a lot of movies where the dynamic range works in a large commerical theater but in a home setting you had better keep the remote for the volume handy. A prime offender would be Star Trek Into Darkness, love the movie but the dynamic range is just crazy for the average sized room.
Of course there is always crank it and go deaf option. Oblivion anyone?
I run into this issue more likely than I want. I also suffer from Tinnitus (ear ringing) and anything over 85db or so is generally not recommended in terms of protecting your hearing, so I do have to turn it down then back up at times dependingon the movie. Some movies it's not an issue, but on others it can be pain. I think because my theater room is relatively small doesn't help either.


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