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post #3001 of 3092
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

There is nothing wrong with the audio, it just wont give the demo worthy titles a challenge. A lot of the film is not geared toward showing off the audio though. There are a few good scenes, but again nothing special when put up against the better and best tier 0 and above.

Report back on your opinion though.

I thought the audio was fantastic, especially the gunfire in the final rescue sequence. The car chase also gave my sound system a good workout.

I would vote for Tier 0.
post #3002 of 3092
Snitch - DTS HD-MA - tier 0. Very well done audio and visual movie. Very wide sound stage and great lfe at the correct times. Movie is dialog heavy with great clarity. Recommended!
post #3003 of 3092
It seems like "tier 0" is bandied around here pretty loosely, compared to the blu-ray PQ thread. Too bad we lack a single quality-enforcing curator, a la Phantom. frown.gif
post #3004 of 3092
Jack Reacher, chapter 12 car chase is an awesome demo scene. I loved that the director didn't put some cheesy chase music. It's just pure engine and car chase sound. I especially loved the surround effect when they went into the tunnel. I thought the movie was great, but that chapter alone is worth buying. That scene and Rosamund Pike cleavage.
post #3005 of 3092
OZ: The Great and Powerful - DTS HD-MA - reference
The overall movie was pretty bad in my opinion. The sound quality on the other hand was impressive. There are many demo worthy scenes throughout the movie but they are short lived. The LFE was present and plentiful in the appropriate scenes and well balanced. As an audio showcase I recommend it but as a movie I do not!
post #3006 of 3092
LEGO Batman: The Movie DTS-HD MA Tier 2

It's not quite reference material, but the animated film has an aggressive soundtrack that will impress children of all ages.
post #3007 of 3092
Just got an Onkyo 7.1 system. So far, the best blu I've heard is probably Casino Royale.

I'm going to make my way through the rest of the reference quality list one movie at a time. Cloverfield and Star Trek both sounded fantastic.

One thing I know is that I need to own Jurassic Park.
post #3008 of 3092
you will be slightly disappointed in Jurassic Park. LFE is not as powerful (but cleaner) than the LD...the only impressive souround was the galimimus herd across the valley.....
post #3009 of 3092
Blade Runner: The Final Cut
Dolby TrueHD
Tier 2

I can't believe no one else other than the one vote has rated Blade Runner: The Final Cut. First a preface: I just upgraded from satellites to the Def Tech Pro Monitor 1000's on the front and Def Tech ProCenter 1000 for the center channel, so the soundstage really opened up for me. Still using satellites for surrounds. The opening sequence sounds amazing! The music is dynamic and rich. Ambient sounds are very good also. Dialog clarity is unfortunately muddy and anemic at times and clear at others. The LFE channel is deep and pleasant. Surround sounds are seldom and in my opinion don't really add anything to the mix.

With all of this in consideration, I rate this movie Tier 2. Dialog and infrequent surround usage are holding this track back. Like always, I welcome other people's opinions on this title.
post #3010 of 3092
21 Dolby True HD - tier 1

Clear dialog but pretty boring track. No reference material here
post #3011 of 3092
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Originally Posted by KBMAN View Post

you will be slightly disappointed in Jurassic Park. LFE is not as powerful (but cleaner) than the LD...the only impressive souround was the galimimus herd across the valley.....

Should I just watch the DVD instead, or is the blu a significant upgrade in terms of overall audio?
post #3012 of 3092
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Originally Posted by Sheriff Woody View Post

Should I just watch the DVD instead, or is the blu a significant upgrade in terms of overall audio?

There is a night and day difference between the dvd and bluray. The surrounds are active in almost every scene and as long as your system levels are set properly, you'll enjoy one of the better audio tracks out there. Enjoy!
post #3013 of 3092
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Originally Posted by Draden1 View Post

There is a night and day difference between the dvd and bluray. The surrounds are active in almost every scene and as long as your system levels are set properly, you'll enjoy one of the better audio tracks out there. Enjoy!
I still have the old DTS version of the DVD. Anyone know if the BD is equal or better than the DTS DVD version? I also still have the Dolby Digital version of the DVD too but it's weak compared to the DTS version.
post #3014 of 3092
The original issue DTS DVD was the "weak" LFE one.Universal did a quiet reissue to remedy the situation.The Dolby version was correct all along,the same goes for the LD versions,but for different reasons.
post #3015 of 3092
I guess I have the reissue then because my DTS version is a LOT stronger in LFE than my DD version. .
post #3016 of 3092
Evil Dead [DTS HD-MA] Reference
I am not a huge fan of bloody flicks but this one was intense. The audio was some of the best I have ever heard. The sound stage is very wide creating a creepy atmosphere. Lfe was present and plentiful during the intense scenes. There is a scene where the rears add gory detail to really gross you out (face scene) and it is awesome. This movie come highly recommended for a demo track!
post #3017 of 3092
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (Dolby TrueHD) - Reference

Yes, I know it's been out for a while, but I figured I'd chime in on my thoughts. This movie's audio is absolutely phenomenal! Top 5 of all my blu ray's I own (150).
post #3018 of 3092
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Originally Posted by blastermaster View Post

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (Dolby TrueHD) - Reference

Yes, I know it's been out for a while, but I figured I'd chime in on my thoughts. This movie's audio is absolutely phenomenal! Top 5 of all my blu ray's I own (150).

I 100% agree with you. The sandstorm scene is with the price of admission alone!
post #3019 of 3092
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Originally Posted by DrMichael View Post

Evil Dead [DTS HD-MA] Reference
I am not a huge fan of bloody flicks but this one was intense. The audio was some of the best I have ever heard. The sound stage is very wide creating a creepy atmosphere. Lfe was present and plentiful during the intense scenes. There is a scene where the rears add gory detail to really gross you out (face scene) and it is awesome. This movie come highly recommended for a demo track!

agreed...rented this and was highly impressed with the audio...the surrounds are masterfully used throughout much of the film and the overall soundstage is excellent

too bad this Audio Tier thread is not posted in as much as the PQ Tier thread...I think Audio is equally as important as video when watching a movie...any chance the first page listing can be updated with the newest Tier standings?...would make it much easier to compare
post #3020 of 3092
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

agreed...rented this and was highly impressed with the audio...the surrounds are masterfully used throughout much of the film and the overall soundstage is excellent

too bad this Audio Tier thread is not posted in as much as the PQ Tier thread...I think Audio is equally as important as video when watching a movie...any chance the first page listing can be updated with the newest Tier standings?...would make it much easier to compare

I agree this thread needs to get some life into it. What do we need to do to get people to rate some damn movies?mad.gif
post #3021 of 3092
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Originally Posted by DrMichael View Post



I agree this thread needs to get some life into it. What do we need to do to get people to rate some damn movies?mad.gif

A lot of us regulars just seemed to loose interest in this thread for some reason (?) after the forum switch over. Not sure why, but I fall into this camp. confused.gif
post #3022 of 3092
How is Hunger Games not listed as reference? I never once struggled to understand dialogue and the surround usage is constant throughout, especially when they get to the arena. The part at the end where the dog thing leaps out of the woods actually made me jump, the dynamic range is fantastic. With a properly setup audio system, this soundtrack is absolutely reference.
post #3023 of 3092
How is Hunger Games not listed as reference? I never once struggled to understand dialogue and the surround usage is constant throughout, especially when they get to the arena. The part at the end where the dog thing leaps out of the woods actually made me jump, the dynamic range is fantastic. With a properly setup audio system, this soundtrack is absolutely reference.

Hunger Games - dts ma 7.1 - Reference. Just read the "rules." I agree with the above posts that this thread needs some life as I enjoy the audio more than the picture and would like to discuss it with people.
post #3024 of 3092
No thoughts from anyone on The Cabin In the Woods (dts ma 7.1)? Not sure if it is reference but I would probably put it in tier 0. Any thoughts?
post #3025 of 3092
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Originally Posted by Draden1 View Post

No thoughts from anyone on The Cabin In the Woods (dts ma 7.1)? Not sure if it is reference but I would probably put it in tier 0. Any thoughts?


Tier 0 sounds about right for me as well from what I remember, but I have not watched it since it first came out on blu. I do remember being impressed with the audio though!

Oblivion has some killer overall audio! Watched this last night and the A/V presentation really sucked me in. The isolated score is fantastic as well.
post #3026 of 3092
I'm going to watch Oblivion soon, can't wait!
post #3027 of 3092
Just watched Oblivion......awesome audio on all counts. The bass when he falls from the cable at the beginning is worth seeing the movie. Heavy use of lfe throughout so if that's your thing, you'll be into this. Play it loud!
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

Tier 0 sounds about right for me as well from what I remember, but I have not watched it since it first came out on blu. I do remember being impressed with the audio though!

Oblivion has some killer overall audio! Watched this last night and the A/V presentation really sucked me in. The isolated score is fantastic as well.
post #3028 of 3092
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Originally Posted by Draden1 View Post

Just watched Oblivion......awesome audio on all counts. The bass when he falls from the cable at the beginning is worth seeing the movie. Heavy use of lfe throughout so if that's your thing, you'll be into this. Play it loud!

I have been wanting to check this movie out! I have to wait for it to come out on Redbox as we have no other form of video rental here in Minneapolis. Do the redbox movies have lower audio quality?
post #3029 of 3092
I've only seen blu ray rentals with lower sound quality with Lionsgate, and that was only with Hunger Games and Cabin in the Woods.
post #3030 of 3092
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Originally Posted by blastermaster View Post

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (Dolby TrueHD) - Reference

Yes, I know it's been out for a while, but I figured I'd chime in on my thoughts. This movie's audio is absolutely phenomenal! Top 5 of all my blu ray's I own (150).

Totally agree!

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