Audio mix: movie & TV show streaming services vs Blu-ray
Does a movie or TV show on a streaming service sometimes have a different audio mix than what is provided on the equivalent Blu-ray version?
A 4K UHD movie on a streaming video service vs. that same movie on 4K UHD Blu-ray.
A 1080p version of that same movie on a streaming video service vs. that same movie on 1080p Blu-ray.
Those comparisons ensure that we compare the version on the streaming service to the same version (when it comes to visual resolution) on physical media.
Obviously, most 1080p Blu-rays have DTS HD-MA mixes while most streaming services use Dolby Digital+. So yes, there is a difference in the audio codec used. And yes, Blu-ray audio is less compressed than the audio from streaming services. That's not what I'm asking about. I'm asking about differences in the audio mix itself; for example: more sound in the front channels and less sound in the surrounds, or vice-versa. Another example: lower dynamic audio range, or higher dynamic audio range.
Last edited by Drew Neilson; 10-09-2019 at 10:56 PM.