7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Difference US and UK version,
Amazon Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection [Blu-ray]  [Region Free] (Blu-ray)The difference between US version and UK (the rest of the world basically) is that Vertigo of the latter version only had HD-DTS 5.1 channel sound, but no original 2.0 choice. And that is pretty bad for a purist like me. I will wait until individual title becomes available.
The rest of the title had HD-DTS 2.0 sound, which is good.
Tracked by 1 customer
Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-3 of 3 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 31 Dec 2012 15:38:34 GMT
Last edited by the author on 31 Dec 2012 15:40:28 GMT
Buck Naked says:
a shockingly stupid move by Universal. For people with just stereo HD TVs, the surround sound does not downmix into equivalent stereo; sound effects (most of the basic sounds like street noise, shoes on pavement, etc. was added after a movie is made) are diluted or unheard, as well as the full force of the score. Cranking the volume wont help. And the thing is this movie is as highly regarded for the score as the film itself - it's not just a problem for purists. The only option is to play the French audio with English subtitles.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Aug 2013 11:09:47 BDT
Dave F. says:
Seems a bit strange to complain about getting something that's better than the rest. Also strange you criticise the product when it's your hardware that's at fault. Are you sure there's not an option in the player or even TV that converts down to stereo? Even my cheapo has that configuration.
I know it's extra cost, but if you want to fully enjoy these films you really should invest in an amp (surround sound preferably). The tiny in built speakers on even the most expensive TV really aren't up to the job.
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Sep 2013 15:48:03 BDT
j in boston says:
You've posted a rather obtuse reply to a couple of completely legitimate comments. Please tell me who is complaining about getting something that's "better than the rest"? The North American version of this release provides both the 5.1 mix and the original mono. The UK version offers only the 5.1 mix. How is that "better"? Not only are you being provided with fewer options, but many people have found the 5.1 mix to be inferior to the original mono. Believe it or not some of us consider tricked out soundtracks to be the aural equivalent of colorization. Also, if you had actually read the previous comment you would have seen that the writer does have an amplifier that downmixes to stereo. The problem is that does not provide the equivalent of a true 1.0 or 2.0 soundtrack.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›