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Solo: A Star Wars Story (1080p)
Before I slipped this into my Samsung player I was warned of its less-than-stellar PQ. Guess what? They (the vast majority of reviewers) were right! This one was a mess during most of its 2+ hour running time. It was MURKY, NOISY, FLAT, DRAB, and LACKING DETAILS. Incredibly, the PQ "came to life" during the last couple of scenes (nearly a half hour) with remarkable clarity, excellent details, appreciable depth, and pleasing colors.
I kept thinking through the first 90 minutes, "Man, I'm going to have to drop this down to the bottom of Tier 3 or even the top of Tier 4." But those last 30 minutes, which probably averaged a Tier 1 ranking, has me thinking either a 2.75 or a 3.0 placement. I feel my old "generous rating gene" kicking in, soooo.....
Tier Recommendation: 2.75*
PS Audio-wise, you have really turn this up to appreciate the decent DTS Master Audio mix (I had mine set to -5).
LG OLED 77C8...Denon X4300H 9.2 AVR...LG UHD UBK90 (Dolby Vision BDP)...Philips UHD BDP-7501...Toshiba HD-A30...Dish Hopper 3...Roku Premiere Plus...Harmony One
5.2.4 Set-up: SVS Prime Bookshelf Speakers (4)...SVS Prime Center...SVS Prime Elevation (4)...SVS PC-2000 & PC12-NSD Subs