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post #121 of 130 Old 11-09-2018, 03:41 PM
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picked this up yesterday and watched last night, was pleasantly surprised. The story, though formulaic, as others have mentioned, it was quite entertaining! The picture quality was very good, Ralph again was spot on with the PQ, and AQ. In the Oasis, forget about it! In the live scenes, i thought it was very good, great detail and slightly subdued colours, but really good. I agree with others, you had to juice up the volume a bit, but holy moly when that explosion hit, I thought I was going to blow my 2 B&W subs! I don't have the Atmos, but fantastic nonetheless. But it did freeze up and skip on me a few times on my X800, I know someone mentioned there is a coating from the factory that a little Dawn and warm water won't fix, I just decided to exchange it today anyways, I will watch it again this weekend and see if it freezes/skips with this new disc. All in all, a real fun pop culture ride!
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But it did freeze up and skip on me a few times on my X800, I know someone mentioned there is a coating from the factory that a little Dawn and warm water won't fix, I just decided to exchange it today anyways, I will watch it again this weekend and see if it freezes/skips with this new disc. All in all, a real fun pop culture ride!
I just watched it tonight and I didn't have any issues on my x800.

I really enjoyed the movie and watched it with the whole family. It looked great and sounded great. My only real gripe is that Atmos wasn't the default audio selection.
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I finally saw this on 4K UHD and was blown away by the mostly 80's soundtrack. I felt the ATMOS was immersive when it was necessary. I enjoyed the story too especially it's references to the 1980's. Oddly, I had a few seconds freeze up moment towards the ending on my Sony X800 but it resolved itself. I have not washed the disc yet but don't quite remember where the freeze up was either.

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I finally saw this on 4K UHD and was blown away by the mostly 80's soundtrack. I felt the ATMOS was immersive when it was necessary. I enjoyed the story too especially it's references to the 1980's. Oddly, I had a few seconds freeze up moment towards the ending on my Sony X800 but it resolved itself. I have not washed the disc yet but don't quite remember where the freeze up was either.
i agree that the Blu-ray 4K UltraHD version is fantastic. It has a DolbyVision selection with Dolby Atmos. Ready Player One is a Spielberg accomplishment. I first viewed the 3D version on my LG65e6p played by my OPPO UDP-203. Then I listened to the audio book. The book fills in a lot of details. However the book is an inspiration for the movie and the movie is better in my opinion. There are many reviews of Ready Player One but I most enjoyed this YouTube with Spielberg and the actors:
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Well Best Buy has the 4K UHD for $7 as Black Friday, previously I just rented the Redbox blu-ray and our family enjoyed the movie.

Ok, totally worth $7, easily, movie has repeat watching value.
>> how many here have repeat watched it 2-3 times ?

The Atmos mix very immersive, heck the ending battle and it’s LFE is definitely demo subwoofer material.


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Well Best Buy has the 4K UHD for $7 as Black Friday, previously I just rented the Redbox blu-ray and our family enjoyed the movie.

Ok, totally worth $7, easily, movie has repeat watching value.
>> how many here have repeat watched it 2-3 times ?

The Atmos mix very immersive, heck the ending battle and it’s LFE is definitely demo subwoofer material.


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I have watched this movie in my home theater about 40 times already, so yeah, I would say it definitely has replay value! This is my go to disc for testing out my atmos setup, as well as my LFE setup (including my BOSS), and anytime I want to demo my system to a friend or visiting relative, I start off with the racing scene.
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I have watched this movie in my home theater about 40 times already, so yeah, I would say it definitely has replay value! This is my go to disc for testing out my atmos setup, as well as my LFE setup (including my BOSS), and anytime I want to demo my system to a friend or visiting relative, I start off with the racing scene.


I just swapped out my pre-pro a couple weeks ago and yes, the race scene has been played a LOT in the setup/testing/comparison phase.


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I use this movie as my primary reference disc. It's mixed well.

Lots of different voices with tons of music, panning effects, and LFE. It has it all.

And the crazy number of 80s references makes it a fun movie. I'm also a big fan of movies that don't use too many actors you know too well. Makes the story more immersive.

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I have watched this movie in my home theater about 40 times already, so yeah, I would say it definitely has replay value! This is my go to disc for testing out my atmos setup, as well as my LFE setup (including my BOSS), and anytime I want to demo my system to a friend or visiting relative, I start off with the racing scene.
I put this on the other week to test some audio changes I made after re-running Audyssey. My wife heard the soundtrack, came in to see what I was doing, and sat down and watched it to the end - again ! She loves this movie, and played the key video game at the end of the movie as a kid - and knew exactly what they were looking for. Something fun for everyone in this film ! Plus, it looks and sounds great in my theater !

It's really hard to take screen shots of this movie though - it's really dark. Looks great in person, but my Canon struggles, and I don't have time for endless manual exposure shots.
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I put this on the other week to test some audio changes I made after re-running Audyssey. My wife heard the soundtrack, came in to see what I was doing, and sat down and watched it to the end - again ! She loves this movie, and played the key video game at the end of the movie as a kid - and knew exactly what they were looking for. Something fun for everyone in this film ! Plus, it looks and sounds great in my theater !

It's really hard to take screen shots of this movie though - it's really dark. Looks great in person, but my Canon struggles, and I don't have time for endless manual exposure shots.

Greetings,

Great stuff Craig!


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