Originally Posted by Geoff D
Josh, I said that the HD DVD has the SC remix in post #92. Yes, it's only in 5.1, but if it's not a downmix of their 7.1 track then I'll eat an item of head-related apparel.
I'm not trying to be pedantic here, but what you said was that the boxy sound problem was "common to the 5.1 tracks on their initial HD DVD and Blu-ray offerings," which is not the same thing as saying that you know that this specific HD DVD has the problem. The French HD DVD predates the first appearance of the 7.1 track on other releases. I find it more likely that the 7.1 is an upmix of the 5.1 track, not the other way around. If the problem were introduced during the upmix, the original 5.1 may not suffer from it.
After all, Terminator 2 already had an official 5.1 mix long before the French HD DVD. There was no need for Studio Canal to "mix" or remix anything at that point. All they had to do was take the original file and put it on their disc. On the other hand, the attempt to upmix the track to 7.1 could be where the boxy sound problem was introduced.
But, again, I haven't watched the HD DVD in ages. Until I have a chance to do so, I'm not going to argue that you're "wrong," just that I don't remember that disc having the problem you describe. Maybe I'm misremembering.