Originally Posted by carp
Speaking of Atmos...
I thought about posting this in the Atmos thread, but I thought I might get in trouble.
Last weekend I watched Avatar with the family off of Disney +. I swear the surround effects were almost as good as any of the best Atmos movies I have ever seen and Avatar is only 5.1 (I used the DTS upmixer). I felt completely surrounded the whole movie with plenty of sounds seeming to come from directly behind me which doesn't happen very often even in the best Atmos mixes.
It could be that it's been a while since I've watched a good Atmos movie so the "newness" of being surrounded caught me off guard since I haven't been used to it lately?
I don't know, but I remember thinking during the movie that good old 5.1 with an upmixer is extremely underrated when it's a great mix.
Sorry for the off topic guys, just curious if anyone else has experienced this and I didn't want to stir up a hornets nest.
Originally Posted by carp
I was using Neural X. You guys should try and let me know if your impressions are similar to mine.
Ok, watched it tonight, and you are absolutely right!! The 5.1 upmixes extremely well. I felt the same way about it as you …completely surrounded the whole movie. Sound coming from everywhere with lots form in back and above in lots of places. Way cool and so very immersive!! Pretty crazy that the up-mixer can be this good huh!!!?? I used Nueral:X as well. I tried DSU but preferred N:X.
Also, I thought the ULF was INSANE!!! Lots of it felt pretty hardcore single digit too. In fact, on some parts I had to back off the LS’s a bit as it felt a bit too hot on overall ULF and lower LF (I know, blasphemy right!!?? LOL). Insanely cool though too have this kind of ULF to go with this movie an gives a totally different and way better experience!!! I think the BEQ is for the extended edition and I watched the 3D which is not. Don’t know that there is much difference in the bass track, but possibly, I guess? I think I had my sub trims set a couple db hotter than normal too, so that could have been part of it.
Speaking of 3D, I started the movie in 2D, but then switched to 3D not too far into it. HUGE diff in emersion!!!! IMO, the only way to watch this movie is in 3D. The diff was like the difference in watching with and without BEQ LOL.
The 3D in this movie is just OFF THE CHARTS AMAZING for all the stuff in the Navi world!!!!! Still the very best I’ve seen yet I think. The forest, foliage, the lights and just everything in that world is just freaking insanely good. Hahahha, I knew it was great, but I think I had kind of forgotten just how great!!!!
There are so many wicked cool scenes that I’d like to comment on but will just mention one that I remember being super cool for everything. Beginning of chapter 18 (I think this was the chapter) where the giant red (whatever they are called that they ride) is trying to get them in the air is just sooooooo cool for ULF, Surround and 3D. I watched that part about 5 times in a row LOL. So VERY, VERY, VERY realistic!!!!
The ULF and LF seemed perfect here too and wasn’t until later that I had to back it off a bit.