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#1 of 113 OFFLINE   T r o y

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Posted October 14 2002 - 05:06 AM

Just read the Bits review of BOB and I noticed they gave it a B+ audio rating. I figured BOB would have at least received something in the "A" dept. I guess I was expecting BoB to get the same kind of Audio rating that SPR received or something similar. Anyone else feel the same way?
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#2 of 113 OFFLINE   Joseph DeMartino

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Posted October 14 2002 - 05:10 AM

WTF is "BoB"? Posted Image How about spelling these things out at least once (in the thread title and the post), so that people have some idea what you're talking about. It is not immediately obvious what "BoB" might stand for.


#3 of 113 OFFLINE   Seth T

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Posted October 14 2002 - 05:12 AM

Band of Brothers...my most anticipated purchase of the year.

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#4 of 113 OFFLINE   Scott Simonian

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Posted October 14 2002 - 05:22 AM

I never got to see this series in anything but regular cable. The picture sucked, of course. The sound was in an all fantastic prologic. I cant wait to hear this baby in 5.1!
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#5 of 113 OFFLINE   Dan Brecher

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Posted October 14 2002 - 05:48 AM

[quote] I guess I was expecting BoB to get the same kind of Audio rating that SPR received or something similar. [quote]
Well you're forgetting this is made for TV. It carried 5.1 in it's HDTV transmission too I believe, which is obviously what's presented here on the DVD. It's not like Gary Rydstrom did it. Posted Image


#6 of 113 OFFLINE   Bill Hunt

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Posted October 14 2002 - 05:51 AM

Since when is B+ a bad review grade? Not everything is going to get an A you know. It's great sound, just not as dynamic as something like Star Wars. I mean, come on. We gave the 2-disc LOTR a B+ for audio.
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Posted October 14 2002 - 08:25 AM

Yo Joesph,

BoB = Band of Brothers, so what exactly is WTF ?

hmmmm ????

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#8 of 113 OFFLINE   Bill McCamy

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Posted October 14 2002 - 08:38 AM


You beat me to it. WTH is WTF? BoB same quality sound as LOTR? HCTB? HUH?

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#9 of 113 OFFLINE   Kyle McKnight

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Posted October 14 2002 - 08:41 AM

C = average, acceptable grade. C+ and higher is a grade that is above average. B+ seems to me to mean this will be a disc with sound well above normal.
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Posted October 14 2002 - 09:05 AM

WTF = What's That, Friend??

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Posted October 14 2002 - 09:24 AM

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#12 of 113 OFFLINE   BrianV


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Posted October 14 2002 - 04:52 PM

I have to say that the 5.1 mix that was broadcast was very, very impressive. In fact it's the only thing that's ever caused aneighbor to complain. I haven't read the review yet to see why it received a B+ rating.

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Posted November 05 2002 - 05:29 PM

So now that it is out for you that have bought it, hows the DD and DTS on these discs. Is it comparable to the DTS Saving private Ryan? Wes
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Posted November 05 2002 - 05:40 PM

Anybody wanna loan me 80 bucks for this set?
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#15 of 113 OFFLINE   Jerry Gracia

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Posted November 05 2002 - 07:04 PM

B+ is OK, but I draw the line at a B- !

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Posted November 05 2002 - 07:20 PM

I think, considering this is a TV series, the 5.1 sound mix is pretty aggressive. Some of the sound effects used for artillery shell drops sound odd but since I have never heard -and hope to never hear- the real thing, maybe they are more accurate than they sounded. The quality of the sound itself seems to be pretty good.
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#17 of 113 OFFLINE   T r o y

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Posted November 05 2002 - 11:36 PM

Like Wes, I too would like to know from those of you that bought BOB, your thoughts on the DTS audio presentation on BOB? How's it compare to it's big brother SPR ? Thanks Troy
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#18 of 113 OFFLINE   Jim Robbins

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Posted November 06 2002 - 12:15 AM

Got my BOB set last night. I watched the first two episodes and thought it was great. The sound on the second episode was very good with lots of surround effects.

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Posted November 06 2002 - 03:14 AM

I have only previewed the set so far but the sound in DTS is very impressive. It is the best sound for a TV production I have ever heard but its tough to expect a TV production to compete with a big budget movie on the technical side. So I think the B+ is a good rating for this. It is the best TV I have heard and better than alot of movies but maybe not quite the level of some of the newest blockbusters. I do think it holds up to Saving Private Ryan very well though but again not quite as good.
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#20 of 113 OFFLINE   Joel Vardy

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Posted November 06 2002 - 03:30 AM

I am anticipating getting this in the mail any day now ($55 from bestbuy.com after $25 digital coupon). I remember seeing/listnening to this on my Mits 55" HDTV and thinking that this is on par with any 'blockbuster sight/sound' out there. If the resolution downgrade 1080 vs. 540 will be noticable, I don't know. But even if the audio is the same DD 5.1 quality I heard during the broadcasts that would rank at least an A- rating vs. the >1100 DVD titles I own. We have to remember that all these ratings are subjective and have to be weighed vs. the expectations of the reviewer and the equipment they use for reviews. A DTS presentation of this material should be plenty realistic if it is comparable to the HBO broadcast audio quality. I have no doubt it will be. Any additional opinions from those already in possession? Joel

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