Originally Posted by KMFDMvsEnya
Closet Geek, I did not do an A/B comparison but certain audio differences stood out in my memory. I watched the 04 DVD two weeks ago and lack of dynamics has always been noticeable to me over the years.
On that front the new mix is an excellent experience and for audiophiles that alone may justify the upgrade.
In regards to audio balance between the various audio elements, I feel the positive improvements outweighs what I view are less than ideal decisions. Thankfully the disparity in levels between effects, dialogue, and music is not as severe as what is found on the 04 DVDs.
New audio elements do stand out infrequently, likely due to originating from higher fidelity modern recordings, perhaps not as seamless level choices, or just due to my residual memories of certain sounds from the various iterations over the years.
Nothing has changed in my setup, aside from perhaps my hearing. ;}
Well I trust the hearing change is from pushing SpL's...lol!
Again, great feedback. I mentioned earlier in the thread that I've been abstaining from viewing any of the movies to further heighten the experience I hope to have come this Friday. And even before that timeframe, when I watched the movies I only did so through the tv, not my Denon. I'm pretty good noticing differences, especially with these films, so I'm anxious to see what stands out. I am glad to hear your sentiments about the new mix for the "sound sensitive".
I'm not a critic here, my plan is to simply kick back and enjoy the movies. I'm sure certain things will jump out at me, but my purpose here is to just be involved, share in the excitement, get some tidbits along with the anticpation and maybe a few laughs along the way. So thanks, I appreciate the reply.
On another note simply out of curiosity, is the THX Optimizer on this release or is this the plan for the Media Director? I don't use it I'm just curious.