All I mean is that we shouldn't use the term "lossy asset" for a different, maybe less dynamic mix. There may two mixes - one with more dynamic range, and one with less. Either mix could be delivered with lossy compression (via say Netflix or Apple TV) or with lossless compression (Dolby TrueHD on either disc or Kaleidescape). If you are hearing a difference then your instinct is probably correct - KScape switched to different asset. Other people in the thread have suggested that it may sound different because of a different encode, which is the misconception I am trying (not very well it seems) to correct.You have some circuitous manner of speaking.
My original post was:
“So I hesitate to say it but I also think the audio is improved on the recent BR2049 - much more spacious and more environment from above and sides
Now, I know K cannot do anything in terms of changing/tweaking the audio, so I am wondering if they have different asset files and /or a version meant for lower quality streaming services was inadvertently used or supplied”
That’s exactly what I postulated at the start.