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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   King Jeff

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Posted December 29 2006 - 03:50 PM

I've noticed in every HD-DVD I've watched the gunshot sound effects sounded really weak, nowhere near as powerful or rough as I thought they used to be. Anyone else think so? I didn't like how they sounded in Full Metal Jacket, Miami Vice, Unforgiven, and The Dirty Dozen. If they release Heat they better do the sound effects right.
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#2 of 9 OFFLINE   Harminder

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Posted December 30 2006 - 04:14 AM

Have you tried Terminator 3, We Were Soldiers, Doom, Chronicles of Riddick or Swordfish?

Have you turn on dialog enhancement on your HD-DVD player? Sometimes that helps for DD+ tracks. But turn it off for TrueHD tracks.

#3 of 9 OFFLINE   King Jeff

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Posted December 30 2006 - 09:13 AM

I don't think mine has dialog enhancement, I'm using the 360 add on. But I'll check those movies out to see if I have the same problem.
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#4 of 9 OFFLINE   BrianShort

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Posted December 31 2006 - 10:58 AM

This is why I bought Blu-Ray instead. Way better gunshots than crappy HD-DVD!

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Yes I'm kidding. I actually recently watched Miami Vice on regular DVD, and the gunfire seemed pretty realistic, though it definitely wasn't giving my subwoofer a workout or anything. Been awhile since I've seen any of those other movies.

#5 of 9 OFFLINE   TWISTED BULLET

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Posted January 01 2007 - 10:18 PM

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I don't think mine has dialog enhancement, I'm using the 360 add on. But I'll check those movies out to see if I have the same problem.


I'm just double checking you have your sound set to dolby digital in the digital output settings? The sound on the xbox 360 is incredible, better than the toshiba in my opinion, and better than the ps3.

#6 of 9 OFFLINE   King Jeff

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Posted January 02 2007 - 11:04 AM

Yeah I have it set to Dolby Digital with WMA Pro. Just curious, does Dolby True HD still sound as good with an optical cable instead of analog cables?
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#7 of 9 OFFLINE   Marko Berg

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Posted January 03 2007 - 01:40 AM

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does Dolby True HD still sound as good with an optical cable instead of analog cables?

You will not be able to get full TrueHD quality with an optical connection, although I don't know how audible the difference might be on your system.

#8 of 9 OFFLINE   Robert Harris

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Posted January 03 2007 - 01:52 AM

There's a wonderful story, possibly now apocryphal, about the premiere of Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde.

Seems that every time gunfire erupted on screen, the audio would go down measurably.

Finally, after several occurences, Penn went up to the projection booth to see what the problem was, and was told by the projectionist that he was "saving" the film.

The alert projectionist felt that the gunshots had been over-modulated on the track and was doing his own remix in the booth by lowering the volume by many db each time a gun appeared.

Legend has it that Mr. Penn offered to have the helpful projectionist singing with the castrati if he touched the audio again.

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#9 of 9 OFFLINE   Robin9

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Posted January 03 2007 - 05:50 AM

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There's a wonderful story, possibly now apocryphal, about the premiere of Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde.
I've heard that same story with Warren Beatty going into the projectionist's booth.





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