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 Post subject: Re: Titles with impressive AC-3 Dolby
PostPosted: 22 Nov 2020, 21:08 
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The soundtracks on the Star Wars Trilogy Special editions are easily better than the 2004 DVDs which are sometimes problematic.
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PostPosted: 23 Nov 2020, 07:56 
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darthmaul26 wrote:
The soundtracks on the Star Wars Trilogy Special editions are easily better than the 2004 DVDs which are sometimes problematic.


Im still yet to get around to watching my copy PILF-2434
Glad to hear you think it holds up!
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 Post subject: Re: Titles with impressive AC-3 Dolby
PostPosted: 16 Dec 2020, 16:04 
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ldfan wrote:
I’m also impartial to Air Force One but I did find that the AC-3 mix is the same as in the SuperBit (or even standard edition) DVD.

Then let me be very partial on that one as this is an example of great dynamic range through various media releases as already mentioned in another thread. Likely considered being a rather mediocre catalog title by the labels, there might have been no motivation to mangle with the audio afterwards which comes to an advantage here and so it's simply great on either LD, DVD and Blu-ray (probably even VHS at the time).

In general, the term "compression" in conjunction with lossy codecs is suboptimal and better be called "data reduction" as "compression" is also often associated with dynamic range reduction which is exactly one element which none of the usual suspects like AC3, DTS, MP1/2/3, AAC, Vorbis alter compared to their LPCM counterparts. All feature huge dynamic ranges with their floating point representation of the signal, even exceeding that of 24-Bit linear PCM audio (which due to the by far lower limits of human hearing and reproduction chain cannot be fully used anyway, but that is a topic on its own).
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 Post subject: Re: Titles with impressive AC-3 Dolby
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2021, 08:25 
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Rewatched: Romeo + Juliet: Special Edition (1996) [0414385]
With AC-3RF, very impressive.
The mix is really well done, rears are nicely active and great stage movements left right.
Fantastic LFE
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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2021, 20:03 
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I've had that title for awhile now but haven't had a chance to spin it up. I'll go look for it and make some time to experience it. Thanks for the recommendation. :thumbup:

Also, just re-watched some of the "Daylight" and once again I will say it's easily in my top ten for an excellent mix; could very well be a theatrical mix as the levels are impressive but not sure unless I had the DVD to compare.
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 Post subject: Re: Titles with impressive AC-3 Dolby
PostPosted: 02 May 2021, 21:33 
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Saving Private Ryan US Release has a stunning AC-3 soundtrack in my opinion. The Omaha Beach scene sound is superb.
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PostPosted: 03 May 2021, 08:04 
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Saving Private Ryan US Release has a stunning AC-3 soundtrack in my opinion. The Omaha Beach scene sound is superb.

Im sure it sounds epic on any format but would love to have on LD.
Watched around Christmas time on the DTS dvd release and was little underwhelmed but not poor at all sound wise.
Artifacting was shocking :problem:
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 Post subject: Re: Titles with impressive AC-3 Dolby
PostPosted: 03 May 2021, 23:26 
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I'm pretty sure, between the amount of space the DTS track takes up and the length of the film, the video is likely fairly low bitrate even with VBR (no clue if it's VBR or CBR) to fit on a single dual-layer disc/side.
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 Post subject: Re: Titles with impressive AC-3 Dolby
PostPosted: 09 Aug 2021, 22:02 
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I watched LA Confidential this past weekend. A movie I've never seen, and had picked up the LD a couple of months ago.

I was impressed with the AC-3 on this one. It was very tastefully and carefully mixed. Very directional, the channel each sound came from made sense, levels were good. The shootout scene was intense in 5.1!

It's also a great movie, and I highly recommend it. Very well done neo-noir stuff with a good plot and good pacing. Not a genre I'm typically into, but I liked this one. The LD's picture quality was well above average, too. I might as well have been watching a DVD. This was the US release, catalog number 14913.
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 Post subject: Re: Titles with impressive AC-3 Dolby
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Simply have to agree,
The AC-3 Dolby on LA Confidential is phenomenal,
Incredibly well done.
The picture is also spectacular, fantastic flick to grab on LD
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