Man with broke phone wrote: »
Am I going deaf or has the sound on films gone to the dogs over the last ten years. I thought it was the flatscreen so I bought a good sound bar. I find tv shows and sporting events fine but when I turn on the latest blockbuster I can have either dialogue or backround and music. To hear both at the same time I would have to fall out with my neighbours because of noise.
Mr Crispy wrote: »
I'm relieved to see it's not just me! I find that even trailers on TV are terrible for this - music overpowering any lines of dialogue that are put in to entice you to watch!
Optimalprimerib wrote: »
I watch everything with subtitles. I am not deaf or anything but I got the idea watching the wire as that dialogue has so many colloquialisms i never understood what they were trying to say.
Yakult wrote: »
It's all about dynamic range. Unfortunately most sound for films are mixed with the cinemas sound system in mind, controlled and quiet environment and a system that has a very wide dynamic range (And growing) compared to that of a TV's sound setup. So, dialougue is much quieter and explosions/fx can be much louder. You're essentially hearing the cinema mix.
Films that are released straight to digital platforms might fare better (?) because they know it's primary outlet will not be the cinemas sound system, rather a laptop or TV.
gogo wrote: »
Wow, I actually stopped watching The Wire for this reason, couldn’t understand what they were saying,
I’m going to give it another go with subtitles