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#48299 - 06/05/04 11:32 PM I had a little "whine" with LOTR: ROTK
BigWill Offline
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Registered: 05/01/03
Posts: 1951
Loc: Corona, Calif. USA!!!
For about 5-10 minutes, near the beginning of the movie, there was an audible whine coming from the vicinity of my center channel. Loud scenes, quiet scenes, didn't matter. I turned the volume down (to -20) on my Denon 2802, but the whine persisted for a while. I run the rears at like +8 so when I had the Denon at -15, I guess it was more akin to -7. My M60s are set to "large".

What is the deal? Anybody else hear that whine? Could it have been the disc (rental - already gone back )? Overdriving the amps?

Muchos grassyass.

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#48300 - 06/05/04 11:36 PM Re: I had a little "whine" with LOTR: ROTK
Zarak Offline
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Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 1849
Loc: PA
Assuming this whine issue doesn't exist for others, how's the sound for this movie compare to the first two on DVD?

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#48301 - 06/06/04 11:52 AM Re: I had a little "whine" with LOTR: ROTK
BigWill Offline
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Registered: 05/01/03
Posts: 1951
Loc: Corona, Calif. USA!!!
It was a 2 hour battle scene followed by 30 minutes of anti-climactic character summation. And people thought Master & Commander was long and drawn out!

I would say the SQ was on par with the other two. Treebeard was a little difficult to understand. Smiegel was good. There seemed to be some poor sound dubbing when Gandolf meets with the steward of the throne of Gandor (name of the guy escapes me) for the first time.

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#48302 - 06/06/04 12:24 PM Re: I had a little "whine" with LOTR: ROTK
mhorgel Offline
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Registered: 10/02/03
Posts: 438
Loc: Louisville, KY
The half hour of "anticlimactic character summation" was both necessary (IMO), and considerably cut down from the book. What was the whole story about if not so Frodo and Sam could go back to the shire and live long full lives and so Aragorn could get the girl and become the king of Men? When you take into account that it is a 9 hour plus story, 30 minutes of epilogue isn't excessive.

Mark

And the sound was great on my system, btw.
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#48303 - 06/06/04 01:03 PM Re: I had a little "whine" with LOTR: ROTK
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16298
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
bigwill, you're killing me with those names.
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#48304 - 06/06/04 07:00 PM Re: I had a little "whine" with LOTR: ROTK
Ray3 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 2844
Loc: Rochester, NY
BigWill, I can't help you with your question. However, (I can't help myself here), do you want some cheese with that whine?

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#48305 - 06/06/04 10:31 PM Re: I had a little "whine" with LOTR: ROTK
BigWill Offline
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Registered: 05/01/03
Posts: 1951
Loc: Corona, Calif. USA!!!
Sorry about the names. I stopped reading the books after "The Hobbit".

"Analyze That" last night had about 5 minutes of whine and then it disappeared.

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#48306 - 06/07/04 09:13 AM Re: I had a little "whine" with LOTR: ROTK
bigjohn Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
sounds like you might be having some probs with your equip somewhere there bigwill??

BTW- i plan on watching the LOTR/ROTK this week.. i will update with my thoughts on the sound and the movie in general later on. in case anyone is interested?

OH- and i watched a movie this weekend called 'UNDERWORLD'. now, its been out on dvd for a while and a friend of mine let me borrow it. its about vampires and werewolves, and its set in this very dark, goth-like world. i wouldnt normally like movies like this, but i found myself completely interested and sitting on the edge of my seat for every scene. it has unpredicitable plot twists and is filmed very well.. it does have an extreme amount of graphic violence, but overall, i thought it was an interesting and entertaining movie. and it has great sound effects. forget reality, and let yourself emmerse in the fantasy of the movie. i give it two thumbs up!! ZANG

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#48307 - 06/07/04 09:39 AM Re: I had a little "whine" with LOTR: ROTK
Radspecv Offline
old hand

Registered: 04/14/04
Posts: 62
Loc: Minnesota
I second the Underworld recomendation. It's a good flick - and Kate Beckinsale is tasty. Back to the ROTK topic - does anyone know when the extended edition DVD is coming out? I haven't seen it yet.

Pete

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#48308 - 06/07/04 12:06 PM Re: I had a little "whine" with LOTR: ROTK
WhatFurrer Offline
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Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 692
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
Radspecv,

If memory serves me right, the Extended Edition DVD is slated to come out in November, just like the previous two...perfect Christmas gift...

Enjoy the Theatrical Release until then...

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