Anyone else out there missing surround channels on FORREST GUMP?

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  1. Dick

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    I've trouble-shot this in every way possible. Put other movies and and get surround channels fine, but FORREST GUMP leaves by rear speakers silent, even though my system shows that 5.1 is activated. And I know that surround channels are not always in use, but during the combat sequences, I put my ears literally up to the speakers and get nothing. It doesn't seem likely that just one copy would be like this - I assume they were replicated from the same source. Anyone else?
     
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    this has been covered in some other threads, basically this is how the film sounds naturally. This film is very front heavy with very small use of the surrounds. Don't worry about it. Hope this helps.
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    Actually, I was all set to post the same message as Dick's. Too bad that this film makes such little use of the surrounds as that vietnam sequence after the rain stops could make for some demo quality material. I must've also missed the other treads discussing this.
    ..oh and yes, I too put my ears right up against my surrounds [​IMG]
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    Gutless! Pretty much descibes the 5.1 sound on the Forrest Gump DVD.This movie doesn't need to rely on it's sound to carry it, though.
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  5. Ed Vandeweerd

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    Hi Dick,
    I noted that "Forest Gump" was heavy on the audio on the Front Channels and missing some punch on the rears. I was encouraged to read from others in this thread that it was meant to sound that way naturally. I must say though the Transfer is Pristine.
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    On the laserdisc the Dolby Prologic track was far better than the DD. I didnt listen to the DPL track when I watched the DVD tonight so I dont know if the same holds true for the DVD.
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    I have not ordered this disc yet, but my VHS was always a great demo of DPL. The war screen was extremely aggressive in the surrounds. There are a couple bullets that had toppled and would wiz by into the surrounds. And the Jets that almost got Forest would definitely go into the rears. Don't tell me the 5.1 is not this way.
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    Wes, As it has been mentioned, the surrounds are very active in all the scenes in Viet Nam. As far as DPL mode, I believe it is only available in French on the DVD.
     
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    Pro Logic mixes are often different to 5.1 versions (or at least they used to be). Of course, it's usually in favour of the 5.1 track.
     
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    I still have my LD, and will be getting the DVD in a few days (waiting for cdnow.com to deliver) I will compare and post my findings here.
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