Author Topic: Nu Metro is dissing our sound quality at home  (Read 955 times)

Offline vleisman

Re: Nu Metro is dissing our sound quality at home
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2019, 12:31:45 PM »
R75 for the smallest popcorn.

Offline RobertChicken

Re: Nu Metro is dissing our sound quality at home
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2019, 01:18:26 PM »
Last trip to the cinema was December 2015 and I recall the sound and image quality being substandard as it had been in all my previous years of going there.

Granted energising a large space takes more effort than something like my small home theatre but it is an important part of their undertaking.

Also all of the above, noisy/rude teens, expensive ticket and refreshment prices, etc have driven me away.
Not really a chicken or a man named Robert, surprised?

Offline xrapidx

Re: Nu Metro is dissing our sound quality at home
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2019, 01:43:30 PM »
I stopped going to local cinema's after watching movines in Aus, SA quality does not compare - our cinema's are poorly maintained and overpriced.

Online Katji

Re: Nu Metro is dissing our sound quality at home
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2019, 02:55:29 PM »
R75 for the smallest popcorn.
WHAT?!   :giggle: ;D  That's when you have to ask yourself if you're going mad.

Offline Yanko

Re: Nu Metro is dissing our sound quality at home
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2019, 03:10:28 PM »
yep - the once i went to an IMAX - the picture was okay - the sound actually was so loud and distorted that i managed to get an ear infection for a couple of days ..... never went to an IMAX ever again and my ears have generally been fine since then

I did make a post a short while back about cinemas generally being too loud and distorted to enjoy. Only few agreed however

Offline vleisman

Re: Nu Metro is dissing our sound quality at home
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2019, 03:13:58 PM »
WHAT?!   :giggle: ;D  That's when you have to ask yourself if you're going mad.

True story - that was at Ster Kinekor in Rosebank. We didn't buy any but maybe we missed out. At that price it must be extremely good popcorn

Offline Trompie67

Re: Nu Metro is dissing our sound quality at home
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2019, 04:05:55 PM »
In November last year a friend of mine & 5 of his mates watched a late show at Ster Kinekor Brookly Nouveau.

Here's his quote from his FB post made at 00h34:
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Bravo, Ster Kinekor Brooklyn Nouveau whose staff tonight forgot that six of us were watching the late movie, turned off the lights, locked the gates and went home leaving us to shout down a security guard through the mesh closing off the foyer. We should have raided the chocolate stand to sustain us while we waited.

The first guard we flagged down was a little nonplussed, even after he figured out where the voices calling him were coming from. “This is a problem,” he said. “They’ve all gone home.” Fortunately for us one of his colleagues turned up a bit later and knew where to find the spare key for the gate lift.

*Insert profound or witty phrase here*

Offline thenoizeguy

Re: Nu Metro is dissing our sound quality at home
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2019, 04:37:52 PM »
Why are so many offended by an article ? We are just a tiny speck of audio and video enthusiasts in the country. 99% of the population will think that the picture and sound is fantastic, because they don't have fancy setups at home.
The middle class home theatre setup is usually a Mgongo or Samsung equivalent anyway, with the rears on top of the front "tall boys " !.  ;D

Standards are dropping everywhere, because it has been accepted by the masses, and the odd complaint here and there is not going to dent their profits.

On the rare occasion that I do go to a cinema, I go to Cedar Square. More legroom than my Scooby, not too loud and the picture is quite dark. Great for nodding off after the R100 machine coke and MSG laced polystyrene is consumed. I have yet to stay awake throughout a whole movie.  ;D
Expensive cables come in fancy silk lined wooden boxes to make you feel better about spending a fortune on them.

Offline naughty

Re: Nu Metro is dissing our sound quality at home
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2019, 04:54:04 PM »
I have yet to stay awake throughout a whole movie.  ;D

just be careful that your pockets dont get riffled while you sleep ..... and if this sleeping issue truly is the case then please don't go to the cinema alone

Offline thenoizeguy

Re: Nu Metro is dissing our sound quality at home
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2019, 05:19:31 PM »
I take my whole family and sit between my sons who finish my polystyrene  ;D
Expensive cables come in fancy silk lined wooden boxes to make you feel better about spending a fortune on them.

Offline avi

Re: Nu Metro is dissing our sound quality at home
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2019, 02:46:27 PM »
I went to the Prive cinema in Mall of Africa a few weeks ago, 4 tickets, 4 cokes & 4 popcorns cost R1000

Offline nitti

Re: Nu Metro is dissing our sound quality at home
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2019, 02:59:48 PM »
So guys, lets be fair about a few things...(Disclaimer to follow)

1. Does it make logical sense to you that a small popcorn costs R75? that's patently untrue
2. How can you honestly weigh in on a conversation about something when the last time you experienced it was many years ago
3. Like someone said, not everyone is as clued up as you when it comes to sound or picture - let's not be too far up our own arses!
4. There's absolute truth that the cinema offers a better audio experience than most people have at home - YOU are not most people. Most people do not have Hi-Fi / AV systems that cost more than a small car! with enough spare components lying around to start a Hi-FI shop. (I count myself as one of these people having spent more than most people on Hi-Fi/AV)
 
Disclaimer - I am employed by Nu Metro and invite any of you to come by and tell me whats wrong with any of our cinema's sound set up and we can recalibrate where required.

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Re: Nu Metro is dissing our sound quality at home
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2019, 03:07:49 PM »
Watched Aquaman at N1 City Cape Town.  What a terrible experience.  There was definitely a hole in the screen.  The projector lamp looked like it was on it's way out - dim and dull.  Sound was huge in front and even louder at the back.  Sounded like they had no side speakers, so no panning sounds.  Was like 2 channel sound matrixed into a 5.1 setup.  Never again

Watched Bohemian Rhapsody at Grand West Casino.  Screen was smallish.  Sound was good as well as picture.  But at R102 a pop!  I'm thinking that my local Mr Video has special contracts with new movies for R10, and 5 of us watch it.

Don't want to complain, but with the system I have, they're not going to make the claim that their sound beats personal home theaters.  May be true for some people, but personally i don't think it is true of mine

We're way overcharged for a movie ... not to talk about the snacks.  But I do understand movies are a huge piece of real estate and rent must be high.  Snacks are voluntary so my choice if I splash out.

Movies at Silverstar casino are much better value for money





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Online Katji

Re: Nu Metro is dissing our sound quality at home
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2019, 03:47:54 PM »
:) Anyone else here ever went to tearoom bioscopes?  ...You got a free Coke or Fanta on the way in.  ...They were forbidden by my school rules. :)

Offline vleisman

Re: Nu Metro is dissing our sound quality at home
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2019, 04:16:46 PM »


1. Does it make logical sense to you that a small popcorn costs R75? that's patently untrue



It is true. Go to Ster Kinekor in Rosebank and see for yourself. (not Cinema Nouveau, although I guess they would be the same price or more).