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Discussion in '4K Ultra HD Blu-rays' started by dragonz, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. dragonz

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    Hi, quick query. I haven't joined the 4K camp just yet, but going to very soon.
    My question is, only my panny all-in-one for Blu-ray (non-4k), I have to crank up the volume when playing Dolby TrueHD, less so for DD and even lesser for DTS Master.
    To get any decent sound from TrueHD, the volume is at 55-55 e.g. The Dark Knight

    Is this the same scenario for 4K blu-rays?
    I will be using a AV receiver but will also be buying a 4K all-in-one for a smaller room.

    Never understood why Dolby always had lower sound levels.
     
  2. Indiana Jones

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    I believe DTS has always been mixed louder so it’s not a case of Dolby mixing lower however Disney have been releasing lacklustre mixes on BD and now UHD so it’s best to just alter your settings on a release by release basis.
     
  3. dragonz

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    Thanks for chiming in Indy. Yes I agree DTS is mixed louder, but I see that as being at correct levels, while Dolby far too low.
    I feel like my panny will burn out quicker than it should.
    From the old days of DVD I used to rip the movies and then edit/increase gains on the DD tracks before muxing into MKV.

    Oh Disney that bad?

    I will probably as this later and search it, but what 4K Blu-ray would you regard as a good reference movie?
     
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    Have only watched a handful of UHDs so far but thought Dunkirk, The Matrix and Saving Private Ryan sounded great.
     
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    Deepwater Horizon
    Lone Survivor
    Blade runner
    Blade runner 2049
    Everest
    Dawn of the planet of the apes
    Mission impossible rogue nation
    Interstellar


    All of the above I use as reference tracks, but they will sound both the same on Blu Ray and 4K UHD

    I wouldn’t worry about burning out your panny, some tracks are just mixed much quieter. Disney are the worst culprits - Last Jedi, Thor Ragnorak being a couple of prime examples.
     
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    With UHD immersive soundtracks the position seems reversed and I find Atmos louder than DTS-X all other things being equal, like not being a Disney UHD...
     
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    I found over the years,not that much difference between DTS master or DD true,years ago some receivers my old Onkyo being one of them,used to kick in the late night viewing mode on DD true tracks,which was a pain :thumbsdow,you just had to remember,and switch it off :)

    The Newer tracks Dolby Atmos or DTSx seem about the same on most discs,but as people have pointed out,not Disney UHD,i have to crank them up quite a bit :)
     

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