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Star Trek Into Darkness (UHD)
I know I watched this back in 2016 when I purchased my first 4K display (Sony 940D LCD/LED) but I could NOT find a review from me...or anyone else. I was absolutely blown away by the PQ/AQ on this one!! Reference Quality from beginning to end!!! In fact, it had some of the best shots I've ever seen with jaw-dropping clarity and details in the IMAX scenes!!!!
I believe one big improvement watching this on my OLED (compared to the LCD/LED) was the amazing BLACK LEVELS. Of course, this had tons of deep space scenes to highlight them and there were many interior shots inside the USS Enterprise as well. Shadow details were marvelous; contrast was "out of this world"; flesh tones were perfect; and colors were dazzling at times (an excellent example was the first scene as Kirk and Bones were running through the "Red Jungle").
The Dolby Atmos mix was most definitely one of the best I've heard. I did NOT have my dual subs or my Dolby Atmos speakers when I viewed this in 2016 and I simply couldn't believe the accuracy in the surrounds and overhead speakers, the clarity in the center channel, and last, but not least, the thunderous bass/LFE in the subs. Again, "Reference Quality" all the way through!
Tier Recommendation: Tier 0* (.33)
PS I almost nominated this for .25 but there were a few soft shots here and there.
PPS Next up...Star Trek Beyond!
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
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Last edited by djoberg; 12-02-2019 at 07:44 AM.