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#356983 - 10/18/11 11:37 PM New Transformers movie?
terzaghi Offline
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Has anyone watched this bluray yet? Should be arriving via netflix soon. I'm excited to put my axioms to the test for this one. A review of the audio quality on the new transformers bluray over at AVS makes it sound awesome, plus they rated the audio a 100/100. From AVS review:

This 7.1 channel Dolby TrueHD soundtrack is not only of reference quality but is among the best surround sound experiences I have had in my theater room. I was treated to an impeccably detailed, powerfully dynamic, and demonstrative surround sound presentation infused with multi-layered sound effects and bolstered by a mix that makes effective and aggressive use of the surround channels to elongate the front soundstage to reproduce the spatial and discrete sounds of this demanding soundtrack. The front and rear sound fields are integrated with precision which enables a seamless transference during panning sequences. The listening position is submerged into a 360 degree web of sound that is sometimes riveting as it bombards the senses with a combination of well placed effects and ambience. Dialogue is supremely articulated with excellent focus, clarity and descriptive intonation. The extended dynamic range of the recording coupled with the inherently higher resolution of lossless audio renders the bombastic nature of battle with superlative high level sonics and authoritative bass transients that are deep, powerful and sometimes timber rattling. I love deep, clean, powerful bass and this track delivers it in spades. Low frequency effects can be substantial and occasionally reach seismic levels that will test the limits of lesser subwoofers. As viewers I think we sometimes miss some of the intricacies that go into the design of soundtracks such as this. Not so in this case as even seemingly inconspicuous minutia within the recording is detectable. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute with terrific soundtrack.
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#356991 - 10/19/11 01:02 AM Re: New Transformers movie? [Re: terzaghi]
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I've watched the Blu-ray. The audio is certainly fun, but I don't know that I'd necessarily rate it THAT highly. There are a lot of good soundtracks out there these days.

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#357005 - 10/19/11 07:04 AM Re: New Transformers movie? [Re: CV]
Murph Offline
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Any particular scenes worth mentioning for demo purposes?
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#357018 - 10/19/11 08:05 AM Re: New Transformers movie? [Re: Murph]
CatBrat Offline
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I watched it. But need to watch it again. All I remember is getting a big yawn from too much action. Brain overload.

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#357020 - 10/19/11 08:11 AM Re: New Transformers movie? [Re: CatBrat]
Murph Offline
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#357043 - 10/19/11 10:51 AM Re: New Transformers movie? [Re: Murph]
nickbuol Offline
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I own the blu-ray mainly because any more I justify movie purchases by saving the cost of NOT going to the theater and then waiting until it is out on disc, but I heard that the movie is visual stunning (easier to do when most of it is CG) and had a decent 7.1 soundtrack.

I have yet to watch it though. Maybe by Christmas I will have the new theater done... Boy will I have a lot of movies to catch up on.
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#357047 - 10/19/11 12:11 PM Re: New Transformers movie? [Re: nickbuol]
terzaghi Offline
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Netflix shipped out star wars episode 1 bluray instead. I hear that the star wars blurays have great sound quality as well.
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#357051 - 10/19/11 02:10 PM Re: New Transformers movie? [Re: Murph]
CV Offline
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Originally Posted By: Murph
Any particular scenes worth mentioning for demo purposes?


From Dark of the Moon or any movie? In either case, I'd need to jog my memory. I really should be taking exhaustive notes during every viewing session.

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#357071 - 10/19/11 08:19 PM Re: New Transformers movie? [Re: terzaghi]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
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Quote:
Dialogue is supremely articulated with excellent focus, clarity and descriptive intonation.

Too bad the dialog wasn't worth listening to...

Its a fun movie that's long on special effects and short on plot/dialog.
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#357081 - 10/19/11 10:43 PM Re: New Transformers movie? [Re: fredk]
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Any of the fight scenes in Dark of the Moon are impressive sound wise and some of the off beat times they transform you can really pick up on the different sounds involved.
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