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Re-watched Ex Machina. Love that movie...one of my favorites from the last few years.
So did I and one of the few out with the DTS:X soundtrack.
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Re-watched Ex Machina. Love that movie...one of my favorites from the last few years.
I really loved Ex Machina easily one of my favorite movies from last year and definitely one of the better Sci-fi movies in a long time... I really need to watch it again!
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So did I and one of the few out with the DTS:X soundtrack.
It's sound is top notch... this is the first time I've watched it with DTS:X activated on my AVR. Image quality is weirdly soft though... but the movie is so go that I can over look it. ;-)
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It's sound is top notch... this is the first time I've watched it with DTS:X activated on my AVR. Image quality is weirdly soft though... but the movie is so go that I can over look it. ;-)
I found it to also be on the soft side. I had to turn it up much higher than we normally do. Regardless, I was just excited to see DTS:X lit up on my Marantz.
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^^ I think he was referring to the image being soft, not the sound. As in, the image was not as razor sharp as he has come to expect from today's blockbusters on blu ray. Although there have been a couple titles I've played lately that have required higher master volume settings to achieve the level I expect. What happened to standards?
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Yes, looks like he was talking image quality. I wasn't nearly as impressed with the audio. Mostly dialogue driven but I found the audio mix to be on the tame side. Maybe I'll spin it again to see if I still feel the same. I did some reassigning of my speakers after watching it.
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Yes, looks like he was talking image quality. I wasn't nearly as impressed with the audio. Mostly dialogue driven but I found the audio mix to be on the tame side. Maybe I'll spin it again to see if I still feel the same. I did some reassigning of my speakers after watching it.
There were a few moments in there movie that were "dynamic" but for the most part it was fairly tame as to be expected in a mostly dialog driven movie. Interesting that it was chosen as the first blu-ray title to feature DTS-X
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Yup, I was talking about the video transfer.

Jeff, I know it's not a crazy action oriented surround experience... but the audio is highly nuanced. It has a ton of height...and when the power shuts down....
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Yup, I was talking about the video transfer.

Jeff, I know it's not a crazy action oriented surround experience... but the audio is highly nuanced. It has a ton of height...and when the power shuts down....
Now I do remember some serious LFE during the power scenes. You've got me wanting to spin it again.
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I watched The Peanuts Movie with the kids last night. I thought it was a great throwback to the past. It was simple and charming and thankfully didn't feel the need to reinvent itself to appeal to today's kids. My kids (from 2 to 10 years old) all enjoyed it a lot. The video was pristine, of course. The audio is very subdued in general, which I thought was appropriate. However, when the airplane scenes come along, there is great directionality throughout the soundfield, including one or two examples of audio that seemed to come from overhead (no Atmos or DSU/DTS:X Neural upmixing here). A very enjoyable watch.
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