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I don't know the ranking methodology that well for the audio tiers but Short Peace, an anthology of animated shorts, has one of the best surround tracks I've heard from anime.
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Winter Soldier IMO is the overall audio track to beat so far this season and a solid reference audio track from my perspective.
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Winter Soldier IMO is the overall audio track to beat so far this season and a solid reference audio track from my perspective.
Agreed, also get ready for Guardians of the Galaxy, and Expandables 3, both sounds awesome.
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Guys,

I would like to hear your opinion about The War Horse. I think it is another reference grade track.

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Guys,

I would like to hear your opinion about The War Horse. I think it is another reference grade track.
Have not watched in a few years, but I was VERY impressed with that track! Great one for sure!
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yea, why aren't they updating the list? Seems like last movie added was at least 2 years ago?
Agreed, its been a while since I've been on here and noticed that the BD picture quality hadn't been updated for a while then I was directed to the current thread that is up to date. I looked around but couldn't find an up to date version though. I hope this thread can get updated soon.
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It takes a fair amount of work to keep something running more than a year or two. Compounding the problem is that the responsibility almost always lands on one person. The Picture Quality Tiers would have died years ago if I didn't update it every three or four months.
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The upcoming Dolby Atmos Blu-rays should land very highly in the Audio Tiers. Someone told me that John Wick's Dolby Atmos soundtrack is awesome.

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  1. On Any Sunday (Red Bull Media House): Release date February 17, 2015
  2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (Lionsgate): Release date March 06, 2015
  3. Unbroken (Universal): Release date March 24, 2015
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The upcoming Dolby Atmos Blu-rays should land very highly in the Audio Tiers. Someone told me that John Wick's Dolby Atmos soundtrack is awesome.

https://davidsusilouncensored.wordpr...nd-next-month/

  1. On Any Sunday (Red Bull Media House): Release date February 17, 2015
  2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (Lionsgate): Release date March 06, 2015
  3. Unbroken (Universal): Release date March 24, 2015
  4. Gravity (Warner Bros.): Release date March 31, 2015
The title that gets me mad that did not get released with Dolby Atmos is Fury. It was awesome at the theaters and thought for sure they would release it on Blu Ray with that soundtrack. Maybe a double dip?

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Fury wasn't released or mixed with ATMOS... FilmMixer has confirmed this.
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Fury wasn't released or mixed with ATMOS... FilmMixer has confirmed this.
Sorry for the confusion, then what did it mean when I saw it at the theaters in ETX?

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...then what did it mean when I saw it at the theaters in ETX?
I am not sure what "ETX" is, sorry. Did you see this title in a proper ATMOS cinema? I guess if there wasn't a current ATMOS title showing they could have put this title in the ATMOS theater. Also, I think Film Mixer stated that there is no cinema "upmixing" going on so you heard the proper 5.1 mix.

By many reports here the mix on this is awesome and I am looking forward to hearing it in my home theater.
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I am not sure what "ETX" is, sorry. Did you see this title in a proper ATMOS cinema? I guess if there wasn't a current ATMOS title showing they could have put this title in the ATMOS theater. Also, I think Film Mixer stated that there is no cinema "upmixing" going on so you heard the proper 5.1 mix.

By many reports here the mix on this is awesome and I am looking forward to hearing it in my home theater.
Yes this was a full Atmos theater that I saw this movie when it came out.

https://www.amctheatres.com/etx

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Sorry for the confusion, then what did it mean when I saw it at the theaters in ETX?
We didn't mix "Fury" in Atmos... 5.1 only.

ETX is a premium in house AMC experience. It includes a large floor to ceiling screen and custom 11 channel sound system.

They do use a passive upmixing technology to expand 5.1 and 7.1 to the proprietary 11 channel speaker setup.

However, the studios, on a title by title basis, allow the use of the upmixer..

I'm not sure what Sony's position was on that film.
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We didn't mix "Fury" in Atmos... 5.1 only.

ETX is a premium in house AMC experience. It includes a large floor to ceiling screen and custom 11 channel sound system.

They do use a passive upmixing technology to expand 5.1 and 7.1 to the proprietary 11 channel speaker setup.

However, the studios, on a title by title basis, allow the use of the upmixer..

I'm not sure what Sony's position was on that film.
Ah I see. So that is confusion for me. AMC says Atmos so I right away thought that meant the movie was a true mixed sound for Atmos. Now it makes sense. Thanks!

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Yes this was a full Atmos theater that I saw this movie when it came out.

https://www.amctheatres.com/etx
Wow...nice theater! No theaters like that in my home town...
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Cat People. One to skip on Blu-ray for sound.

The Blu-ray version has a DTS-HD MA 2.0 and 5.1 track on it. I am not a fan of re-mixes of Dolby Stereo tracks so I purchased this disc thinking the 2 channel track would be the original Dolby Stereo. Very disappointed because the 2 channel track is now almost mono. The 5.1 is not any better.

The DVD sound track is much better than the Blu-ray version.
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That often seems to happen, sadly. A film will get a 5.1 remix and the original audio will get forgotten, replaced by a new downmix.
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