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post #11 of 41 Old 09-24-11, 08:26 PM
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Re: Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Blu-Ray Review

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Dave, Did you get to listen to this using any height speakers?
Hey Thomas, I watched it tonight with the 9.1 and remembered reading your post about the height so I went ahead and ran one scene twice with and without the height engaged and there were subtle differences, but it was more of a quantitative than a qualitative difference. It really didn't add anything.

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post #12 of 41 Old 09-25-11, 03:42 AM
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Re: Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Blu-Ray Review

I am jealous of you guys over there, we don't get it in UK until end of November


Can anyone tell me for definate if it is region locked at all as I would like to order it now?
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Re: Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Blu-Ray Review

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While certainly not going to make the Criterion Collection, (then again Armageddon and The Rock somehow did) this honestly is the best sounding Blu-ray that I have ever owned. I am especially impressed with the Surround Steering. This is truly a Demonstration Disc of the highest caliber.

The Movie itself is what it is. However, I have never known a BD to sound this good.
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While certainly not going to make the Criterion Collection, (then again Armageddon and The Rock somehow did) this honestly is the best sounding Blu-ray that I have ever owned. I am especially impressed with the Surround Steering. This is truly a Demonstration Disc of the highest caliber.

The Movie itself is what it is. However, I have never known a BD to sound this good.
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Re: Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Blu-Ray Review

Well,

After the unbelievably offensive, direction-less, misfire known as "Revenge of the Fallen" (IMHO, of course), I went against my better judgement and blind-bought "Dark of the Moon." I watched it this afternoon, and was... pleasantly surprised. Gone are most of the immature, bottom-of-the barrel attempts at humor, and there is actually a story (and a pretty good one, too... IMO). I really enjoyed the film, and the PQ was second-to-none. I have no interest in 3D, so I'm fine with not waiting for the "uber-edition" coming in December. Besides, I really cannot see how they could possibly improve the PQ on the 2D version. Given that I loved the first installment, I would almost place this on the same level... And, being an avid old-school Trekkie, I really appreciated the nod to "Wrath of Kahn." Glad I got it!

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Got this on sale @ Costco for well under $20!

Got it home, slapped it in the LG and I must say that the picture is without a doubt, reference quality of the highest caliber. Critereon has nothing on this disc in my opinion.

Unfortunately, my Denon is in the shop getting the network card replaced so audio was really limited to the TV speakers. But before anyone says anything, this is the BEST I have EVER heard these speakers sound! I can only hope (and expect) this quality to morph and expand once I get my sound system up and running again in a week or so, whenever I get the AVR back.

I saw this movie twice before the BD; the first time in 3D. I was sorely disappointed but there were one or two decent effects that worked. The second time was in 2D. The BD far surpassed PQ of the previous 2 theater viewings combined. The whole family agreed it was the best PQ we had seen to date.
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Hello,
Best Buy had it for $17.99 which is an awesome deal as it also includes a DVD and a Digital Copy. I wonder if the price went up today as the Sales run from Sunday to Saturday.
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$17.99? Yup, that's what Costco is charging also. I had just picked up the disc at Target for $20 (right next door to Costco here) so I walked it back and returned it. $2 (+ tax) is $2 dollars (+ tax) in this economy! Besides, thought I could use the walk.
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Re: Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Blu-Ray Review

Watched it last night and sure glad I got this one. My wife and I both agreed it was much better than Revenge of the Fallen. My wife immediately commented, "This one was much better. Especially since it didn't have as much toilet humor."

The audio track was definitely an added bonus to the experience, too!

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Although I found the first 30 min. of the movie a bit silly and not very good the rest of this movie really proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that having my SVS PB13u is fantastic!! This movies soundtrack is absolutely reference quality. The surround channels are used plenty and the LFE channel is given the best workout I have seen so far.
An absolute must have for a movie collection.

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