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post #31 of 252
Dolby TrueHD on a Universal release?
post #32 of 252
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Originally Posted by PeterTHX View Post

Dolby TrueHD on a Universal release?

I don't think so. It says DTS-Master 7.1
post #33 of 252
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Originally Posted by dropzone7 View Post

I don't think so. It says DTS-Master 7.1

I was referring to the music-only track, which Mr. Potts listed as being in Dolby TrueHD.
post #34 of 252
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Originally Posted by EAGLEFAN67 View Post

Street date purchase for me... You guys crack me up on the rental first, then you buy the movie sooner or later and you end up spending more for the movie, making the studios richer.

Great review King P !
Unless the movie is only worth one view, like Oblivion.
post #35 of 252
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Originally Posted by bjornolsson View Post

This part in the review seems a little wrong wink.gif

How so?confused.gif
post #36 of 252
Saw this in a Dolby Atmos theater and it was AWESOME. At the sound was...the movie was ok-to-good.
post #37 of 252
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Originally Posted by Lloyd-TX View Post

How so?confused.gif
Prometheus, not Oblivion.
post #38 of 252
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bjornolsson View Post

This part in the review seems a little wrong wink.gif

Greetings,

Great catch. That should have been edited. Thanks! smile.gif


Regards,
post #39 of 252
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Originally Posted by PeterTHX View Post

Dolby TrueHD on a Universal release?

Greetings,

Apparently so...


Regards,
post #40 of 252
Looking forward to checking this out when it's released didn't get a chance to see in theater.
post #41 of 252
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Originally Posted by warpdrive View Post

I don't buy many movies on disc these days, but this is one I am going to pick up.

I saw it in the theater and I thought "this is like good old fashioned space sci-fi story". not enough sci fi movies these days (actually this year is an exception).

I'm glad they made it and the payoff at the end was perfect for me.

The visuals are a real treat too which makes owning the disc worthwhile.

Agreed it was reminiscent of 2001 Space Odyssey for me. I loved the feel of the movie and the overall mood.
This is by far one of the better Sci-Fi movies I have seen in years.
Perhaps the movie has some plot holes, but as an overall product this stands out this year for Sci-Fi.
I am quickly becoming a fan of Joseph Kosinki, not only because of his directing ability but the score to the movie by M83 was a great choice.
If rumours are true and he is remaking Logan's Run, I don't think there is anyone more qualified.
post #42 of 252
Definitely liking the isolated soundtrack included in the bonus features!!! I wish more releases would include them!!!
post #43 of 252
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

Awesome! Blind buy on this one for me.

Really? A $10 buy for me, eventually, like most Blu-rays - no point in wasting money anywhere near retail price.

A lot of plot overlap with "Moon" really deflated this one for me when I saw it in the theater. Nice looking, though.
post #44 of 252
I hear what your saying but many of us aren't waiting for the 2 year old price. Plus we like the UV and digital copy part. I haven't seen this movie, I've heard the plot was a little lacking but with audio and video this good I can't help but to buy it.
post #45 of 252
I seen Oblivion on opening weekend with a friend and we really enjoyed it. I particularly loved the audio mix. Excited to get this on BD.
post #46 of 252
I haven't seen the movie yet. So thank you for the great review. Looking forward to viewing this on my new Receiver.
post #47 of 252
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Originally Posted by Exist_To_Resist View Post

Agreed it was reminiscent of 2001 Space Odyssey for me. I loved the feel of the movie and the overall mood.
This is by far one of the better Sci-Fi movies I have seen in years.
Perhaps the movie has some plot holes, but as an overall product this stands out this year for Sci-Fi.
I am quickly becoming a fan of Joseph Kosinki, not only because of his directing ability but the score to the movie by M83 was a great choice.
If rumours are true and he is remaking Logan's Run, I don't think there is anyone more qualified.

Too many sci-fi movies disappoint because the sci-fi part of it is missing. In this movie, you could probably guess what's going to happen but it was still interesting seeing it unfold. I left satisfied by the explanations and how it wrapped up.

I also liked the production quality of the technology that was shown, it was appropriate and felt real. I liked that in the flyover sequences, they actually used footage over real earth locations.

Anyway, I think this movie is worth buying for the visuals and audio alone, and to boot it was an interesting watch for a sci-fi fan. So welcome in the sea of super hero summer movies
post #48 of 252
I really enjoyed this movie and give it 4 out of 5 stars, and the audio and video was alomst perfect just as Ralph wrote in his review. Highly recommended!smile.gif
post #49 of 252
In my book, "Oblivion" was a stinker, the biggest plot hole being an intelligent machine[supposedly] needing energy
would have done better to just park itself near the sun, or any sun. Or if fusion fuel was needed in a cooler form, then the outer solar
system, with the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn would have been better choices, plenty of hydrogen and helium, with their moons, even
Neptune and Uranus, some of it in frozen form. Thusly compacted, gobs of methane [natural gas ] as well,also frozen. Far more than the waters of Earth could hold.
Plus it takes energy to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen, yet only a spark of lightning for the reverse in taking oxygen and hydrogen to make water.

Though it was a visual delight, After Earth was the better movie of the two, though evolution doesn't occur that quickly, it would have taken hundreds of years for grass and plants
to reclaim the land followed by animal species filling in the niches vacated by man. The Smiths' should have written a longer time line.
post #50 of 252
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Originally Posted by browncoat View Post

In my book, "Oblivion" was a stinker, the biggest plot hole being an intelligent machine[supposedly] needing energy
would have done better to just park itself near the sun, or any sun. Or if fusion fuel was needed in a cooler form, then the outer solar
system, with the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn would have been better choices, plenty of hydrogen and helium, with their moons, even
Neptune and Uranus, some of it in frozen form. Thusly compacted, gobs of methane [natural gas ] as well,also frozen. Far more than the waters of Earth could hold.
Plus it takes energy to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen, yet only a spark of lightning for the reverse in taking oxygen and hydrogen to make water.

Though it was a visual delight, After Earth was the better movie of the two, though evolution doesn't occur that quickly, it would have taken hundreds of years for grass and plants
to reclaim the land followed by animal species filling in the niches vacated by man. The Smiths' should have written a longer time line.

If everything should be so authentic why do you watch sience fiction??smile.gif

But of corse I was a little disappionted with the hole machine thing and some other plot holes in Oblivion, bit it did not make it a stinker in my eyes...
post #51 of 252
Story is very familiar and their is homage to tons of other sci-fi's here. See if you can find a little 2001, Star Wars, even Indiana Jones in this movie. I bet you will find a lot more if you look closely. Despite being so many other movies rolled into one here the story stands well on it's own. I saw this in the theater and totally enjoyed it, but have to agree that Morgan Freeman was underused and the ending was more sentimental than I would of preffered. With such a high rating for sound and video and me being a sucker for Sci-Fi makes this Blu-ray a must have.
post #52 of 252
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In my book, "Oblivion" was a stinker, the biggest plot hole being an intelligent machine[supposedly] needing energy

[SNIPPED SPOILER]

Really? This is the plot hole that made it a stinker?

Science fiction always requires some suspension of disbelief. If you are starting to analyze it in that kind of fashion, I can think of dozens of things in many of the best science fiction movies that are much more ridiculous.
post #53 of 252
^^ I did not see this yet, but I have to agree that there has been some ridiculous things in sci fi movies. But that's part of the allure of these movies, at least to me. As long as they are not too ridiculous I enjoy them, and a nice change of pace from "normal" movies.
post #54 of 252
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Originally Posted by browncoat View Post

In my book, "Oblivion" was a stinker, the biggest plot hole being an intelligent machine[supposedly] needing energy...

They had to have that for the subtle political message, same as in Avatar. Think about it.

That said, I really enjoyed Oblivion in the theater and enjoy most Tom Cruise movies. Glad to hear the quality of this Blu-Ray is so good.
post #55 of 252
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

Yep blind buy for me too smile.gif
Same here
post #56 of 252
I wasn't sure about this one but after reading a bunch of reviews and comments I'm now thinking that I can't wait to see it and I'm going to order it so I can have it delivered the day of release.

Same here 2!

Al
post #57 of 252
Mr. Potts,

Did the Oppo 103 firmware upgrade a couple of days ago improve the performance on the dedicated soundtrack?

I'm getting more and more excited about listening to that score in 5.1, I really enjoyed the movie's soundtrack at the theater.
post #58 of 252
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Originally Posted by Done Deal DR View Post

Mr. Potts,

Did the Oppo 103 firmware upgrade a couple of days ago improve the performance on the dedicated soundtrack?

I'm getting more and more excited about listening to that score in 5.1, I really enjoyed the movie's soundtrack at the theater.

Greetings,

Unfortunately not. I have been in touch with Oppo and they are aware of the problem and will work with Dolby to resolve. Hopefully we will see something prior to street date. In the meantime switching the player to LPCM output rather than bitstream output will allow problem free playback.


Regards,
post #59 of 252
I watched this last night. I thought the center channel dialog was mixed way too low. Low enough that I would consider it a flaw in the transfer. The opening narration that sets up the movie's premise was almost inaudible so I turned up my receiver much higher than I normally do watching any blu-ray and of course, once any sort of side/rear channel audio came blasting out, it was really loud. I wound up watching the movie with subtitles. Afterwords, thinking perhaps I may have an issue with my receiver's settings or perhaps an actual physical problem with my center speaker, I checked several other Blu-rays and no issues to be found. I would like to hear feedback from anyone else about the mixing of the audio on this title once it officially streets.

The movie itself was just ok, imo. I won't go into plot and spoilers for the benefit of those who have yet to watch it but the first thing I thought of seeing "the house" was The Jetsons.
post #60 of 252
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Originally Posted by Partyslammer View Post

I watched this last night. I thought the center channel dialog was mixed way too low. Low enough that I would consider it a flaw in the transfer. The opening narration that sets up the movie's premise was almost inaudible so I turned up my receiver much higher than I normally do watching any blu-ray and of course, once any sort of side/rear channel audio came blasting out, it was really loud. I wound up watching the movie with subtitles. Afterwords, thinking perhaps I may have an issue with my receiver's settings or perhaps an actual physical problem with my center speaker, I checked several other Blu-rays and no issues to be found. I would like to hear feedback from anyone else about the mixing of the audio on this title once it officially streets.

The movie itself was just ok, imo. I won't go into plot and spoilers for the benefit of those who have yet to watch it but the first thing I thought of seeing "the house" was The Jetsons.

Greetings,

Thanks for sharing your experience. Needless to say I didn't have the problem you describe .confused.gif


Regards,
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