Originally Posted by teckademic
Note: As with other recent Disney releases on Blu-ray I found that I needed to set playback at volumes above where I normally listen. In this case I found it to be less of an increase, only requiring a 4db boost. Once there, it played back as expected with no signs of unwanted dynamic compression.
I see you only added this note to the bluray, so is the UHD finally free of this issue?
My comments pertain to the audio portion of both the DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (Atmos core) tracks.
Originally Posted by analog8
With the weak "Dolby Atmouse" audio on these recent Disney releases, I'm going to need to see more opinions on the audio.
It sounds like this one has limited height channels and a 4db boost needed (which is an improvement versus the previous 10db I guess). What about LFE levels?
I didn't find the LFE issues to be unbalanced versus the track's overall output. In terms of response, I didn't find myself taken out of the film by something that sounded disproportionate based upon what was transpiring onscreen. That has been the case with instances in recent releases like Thor and Black Panther.
Originally Posted by GalvatronType_R
I loved this movie and I didn't think I would. I thought it would be overcrowded both with characters and plot but I was wrong, it perfectly balanced its cast and story. I will buy the 4K disk for sure.
But I've been reading reviews of the VUDU 4K ATMOS version and most have stated that it's the typical Disney mix with too low volume levels, gimped bass, and little to no use of the overheads.
Why can't Disney learn its lesson? Maybe because of consumers like me who will buy their stuff regardless so they have no incentive to change.
Originally Posted by DaGamePimp
Disney doesn't have a track record for full throttle sound designs that feature unfiltered low frequency effects. Not sure why this is the case and queries to them go unanswered. Looking at this track as a whole, after bringing the volume up, I didn't find it lacking in balance.
Originally Posted by markmon1
No offense to Ralph is intended here with these comments. The review is extremely well written. However, I have some issues with reviewers giving the movie studios rave reviews for things like 4K resolution when:
* Film is fake4k not even mastered in 4K. It can't possibly have great 4K resolution. This should be noted *hard* in the UHD review. If I buy a UHD 4K video, I expect it to have great 4K not just great HDR.
* Film is watched on a small 100" screen with an eshift projector so maybe that's why the resolution is not really reviewed fairly. A much larger screen and a true 4K projector is probably going to look a ton different in this type of case.
* Disney is having all sorts of dynamic problems in audio lately and the review gives 5 stars to the atmos track without so much as even addressing this. I mean there are petitions and stuff going about this. This is either fixed in which case this review should discuss this or it's not fixed in which case this review should *hammer this hard* in negative points.
It seems like every UHD review is a 92, 94 etc. Why is no one giving fair reviews? If the UHD is fake 4K, then the video portion shouldn't be able to get more than a 50% in my opinion.
No offense taken. Not sure how many reviews you've read here but, not every UHD review is given scores above 90, nor did I give this Atmos track a 100. I am assuming that you have a "much larger screen and true 4K projector". See how you feel after you've played it back on your system.