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post #21 of 53 Old 11-30-11, 10:21 AM
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Did anyone else find the sound on this movie to be too bright/harsh sound-wise? And the dialog nasally and hollow at times?

I know a lot of you are totally in love with the audio quality... Not second guessing your opinions, for sure. But even the train wreck scene seemed bright and trebly --- lacking some smoothness --- especially compared to a movie like dark of the moon that is effortlessly smooth and dynamic.

At least that's what my ears are telling me in my HT. I've only read one other comment to that effect in bluray.com submitted by a reviewer. I thought maybe something had changed in my set-up so I spent a while checking all of my settings.

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Re: Super 8 - Blu-Ray Review

Not really sure what to say, The audio seemed good to me. I did find the dialog to be a bit soft at times but other than that can't really complain.

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Re: Super 8 - Blu-Ray Review

As stated in my review, I noted some definite sibilance/treble sharpness at times in this mix - perhaps it has to do with the speakers used, but my current review system is very detailed and I know the instant any content has harsh highs.

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I just re-read your review... Thanks for the response!

My speakers run on the bright-side... But not in a significant way. Perhaps they aren't ideal for this movie just for that reason :-( ??? Bummer

Definitely not criticizing your review --- more or less asking if anyone else had a similar opinion.
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I just re-read your review... Thanks for the response!

My speakers run on the bright-side... But not in a significant way. Perhaps they aren't ideal for this movie just for that reason :-( ??? Bummer

Definitely not criticizing your review --- more or less asking if anyone else had a similar opinion.
Yes, I felt it was a bit harsh at times and dialogue a bit quiet. Problem is I seem to judge everything on Dark of Moon. Probably not fair.
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Re: Super 8 - Blu-Ray Review

I think any speaker that doesn't have rolled off highs (meaning any neutral or bright speaker) will exhibit some harshness in the treble here, so don't worry about your speakers

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Re: Super 8 - Blu-Ray Review

Okay...

Man, I'm disappointed!

The only other movie that I've ever had this experience with was Public Enemies. The dialog harshness almost made the movie unwatchable...
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Re: Super 8 - Blu-Ray Review

What speaker do you have as your center?

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Re: Super 8 - Blu-Ray Review

Odd that it would be so bright, Makes me wonder if its just an off occurrence and only with this movie.

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