Senior HTF Member
- Oct 30, 1997
- Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
- Real Name
- Sam Posten
I have read several users posts throughout several forums and with there personal reviews it sounds like the audio is very good. I was just saying that 3/5 seemed a bit low for what I have read. A 5/5 could be viewed as a little high because it is viewed by many as a perfect audio disc. I am a huge fan of Peter Bracke's review work so in no means am I trying to say anything to degrade either individual. I think sometimes the rating system is a bit confusing because if it gets a 5/5 then people think it is perfect and that is not always the case. I think everyone has there own idea of how the audio should sound on the BD's so that is why we have these big differences sometimes in opinions in the various forums.Mike Frezon said:You even go ahead and question Peter's review of the audio without having spun the disc yourself!
If you do, in fact, think the audio should be rated higher after listening with your own gear and ears...have at it--by all means!
But imagine if the HTF reviewers started making judgments based solely on what they read by other reviewers. You wouldn't have much confidence in their opinion, would you?
I just don't know how you can possibly say such a thing having not heard the disc.
Thanks for clearing things up Sam. I am looking forward to your future reviews and I did mention over at the Doomsday review that I am looking forward to Doomsday.Sam Posten said:the first half of the movie doesn't match up to the second half surround wise and the score is a bit self referential, and dare I say it, boring. Remember:
-Scores our our personal opinions
-Scores count both the quality of the original material as a whole and this particular transfer used. This is a bit complex but it comes down to a gut feeling on how to balance those out.
3 is a very respectable score. If you want to here a GREAT Uni soundtrack, grab Doomsday! Again, this is just the first round, they can only go up from here one hopes =)
Thanks for clearing things up Sam. I am looking forward to your future reviews and I did mention over at the Doomsday review that I am looking forward to Doomsday.
No problem, and you are welcome. I have a very thick skin (and still a decent layer of blubber!) so I take everything with a grain of salt but I will never ignore feedback! Only through debate, learning and making mistakes do we grow. I'm happy with my review and am happy to hear the passion others have for debating my opinions.
The only thing worse than being talked about is NOT being talked about
Dare I hope that this is a new, improved transfer for BD, and not just the recycled transfer from HD-DVD? If so, I'm in!
Carlo, that's the impression I get. At this time however I have decided not to go crazy ABing HD DVDs vice their new BD versions. That simply isnt interesting to me. Personally I would rather know more about the content of the disk than the subjective quality of individual re-releases. I understand that this IS important to folks interested in double(triple-Quadruple) dips, but I'll leave that pixel peeping to those more qualified. Other HTF reviewers may do it as well and that's their prerogative. Personally even the most disappointing HD DVDs were leagues ahead of the respective DVDs so at this point we are rapidly approaching the point of diminishing returns.
And that was my only point, Sam! I'm all for someone taking you to task for opinions you exercise in one of your reviews! I would just hope they have some kind of basis for making their own claim.Sam Posten said:Only through debate, learning and making mistakes do we grow. I'm happy with my review and am happy to hear the passion others have for debating my opinions.
not only that but totally unnecessary to quote the entire review.Mike Frezon said:You even go ahead and question Peter's review of the audio without having spun the disc yourself!