Originally Posted by Craig Peer
Atmos and DTS:X both sound simply outstanding in my theater. And HDR looks excellent now on a 4K projector. And my guests say so every week.
There are a few (Jumanji, Blade Runner 2049, Hacksaw Ridge
), but the vast majority of Atmos/DTS:X blu rays don't sound any better than a DTS Master-HD disc, especially with the DSU upmixer applied. And I have a perfectly dimensioned dedicated room with 7.2.4 sound. The Revenant
sounds better than almost all Atmos, and it's just 5.1 sound.
HDR adds nice color depth. That's a nice addition. But most 4K doesn't outshine 1080p in sharpness or clarity much, if at all. In fact, some 1080p material looks more "4K" than some actual 4K material.
Content, content, content.
The industry has to pick up its game, and I'm not even talking about the stupid Marvel comics and Fast & Furious nonsense. We need much more intellectual movies with better stories and better production value.
Where is Forrest Gump? Where's Gladiator, Interstellar, Saving Private Ryan, Shawshank Redemption, Schindler's List, Braveheart, Gandi, The Last of the Mohicans, The Godfather, Master and Commander, etc, etc, etc.?
We don't get these movies anymore. We just get preachy garbage and comic book characters. It's disgusting. Hollywood has checked out in favor of overly PC "safe" movies.