LOW SOUND: Monsters Inc.

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  1. Yumbo

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    getting really annoyed with low level discs.

    the THX cow trailer sounded like it was in the next room.

    nothing like Toy Story 2 etc.

    disappointing. video looks good though.
     
  2. Troy LaMont

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    Chris,
    What region DVD do you own? Also, is your sound system calibrated? According to all the reviews I've read the R1 disc sounds fantastic.
    Here's a quote form Dan Brecher here at HTF;
     
  3. Yumbo

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    I have no problems with the mix of the movie.

    the mix of the THX trailer is not right, compared to the one on the TS2 disc.

    the level of Monsters Inc. I take issues with.

    my R1 disc is very low on my calibrated system at reference level.

    I HATE having to deviate (up or down) from reference level with different discs.
     
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    The level is most defintely low, yes!

    Also, the THX cow trailer sounds different. When the robot flys and then lands on the ground, the Toy Story version has a bassy thump when he lands. Not so with Monsters Inc. The only bass in this version comes only when the cows charge at the end.

    When they can't even get the THX intros to sound the same, it makes one wonder about just how accurate the mixes are for the movies.
     
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    I would agree with both Chris and Neil. That is the main reason why I prefer DTS over Dolby. If anyone has a R2 or R4 with DTS, I would love to hear what they thought of the DTS mix. In my honest opinion the differences between DD and DTS is the fact that DTS doesn't alter the original sound that is on the track of the film. Also, at a lower compression rate I am able to hear more detailed sound where Dolby falls short because of a higher compression rate. Also, the Dolby encoder allow a user to alter to the sound for small room enviornments where all types of Re-EQ and Dial-Norm alters the sound. At least if Dolby or the engineer that is transferring the film to DVD would just make the DD almost the same level as the original film transer, maybe there really would be that much difference between the two. There are some really great DD sounding dvds. For example, "Lost in Space", "Last Man Standing", and "The Long Kiss Goodnight".

    The bottom line is this: if the volume levels on the DD track don't come up, than DTS will ALWAYS sound better to me than its DD counterpart.

    That is my $.02 on this matter, now I am done.
     
  6. Yumbo

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    don't want to thread fart, but anyone else notice the dialogue distortion in the scene where

    James Coburn deceives John Goodman?
     
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  8. Ken Seeber

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    Chris, could you please add spoiler tags to your post for those who haven't seen the movie yet?
     
  9. Chris James

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    Yeah, Ken, I was going to say that too. Unfortunately, I have not seen the film (waiting patiently for Tuesday), but I guess I know some of what happens now. Too bad....

    Chris Caine, please use spoiler tags next time.
     
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    I added spoilers to that post.
     
  12. Nathan*W

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    So basically, you're complaining because the 30 second THX trailer sounds different than the other 30 second THX trailers in your collection? No problem with the movie itself? If so, then a more accurate thread title would be:

    LOW SOUND: THX trailer
     
  13. Yumbo

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    sorry,

    my bad, I really must have farted there. hadn't used them before; will do next time.

    ps. as above, the movie is also LOW.

    so..anyone notice distortion? anyone, two, three?
     
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    Exactly.
     
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  16. Yumbo

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    let's simplify:

    PET PEEVE: Having to constantly change volume settings.
     
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    dialnorm: guess it doesn't, and I hate it![​IMG]
     
  20. Evelio Figueroa

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    When LOTR came out, people were saying that its to loud. The dailnorm is set higher than normal. Is Toy Story 2 the same way? Maybe Monsters Inc. is set at normal. I have to wait until next week to find out.
     

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