That's bad considering he's reviewing audio performance of these discs and giving it a score. No way he can tell audio quality with that setup. I've never gone to that site and definitely have no reason now.We need someone to post a graph of the Atmos track for WotW. Ralph Potts here on AVS says the LFE on the Atmos track is lacking compared to the DTS-HD.
Matthew Hartman over on HighDefDigest says in the comments of his review that he compared the 4K's Atmos and the Bluray's DTS-HD of "every major action sequence ... and felt as a uniform experience the Atmos was much better than the old DTS 5.1 including better LFE presence."
I read that review. Matt seems like a very nice guy. I checked his equipment list and he reviews discs using a Pioneer Atmos Soundbar system:
Pioneer Surround Elite Atmos Soundbar FS-EB70
I don't mean to disparage anyone's set up, to each his own but, there's no way to competently review audio tracks like the one of War of the Worlds using a system with such limited capability.
This might explain his findings.
Also, if the ULF in the 4K version of War of the Worlds is neutered, then that is very disappointing and a pass for me. I really don't want to BEQ everything because a lot of studios are incompetent and continue mishandling audio. Sigh.