Review Types Archives: Reference HT Reviews

Deepwater Horizon UltraHD Blu-ray Review

Summary: For the one hundred and twenty-six people aboard the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig, April 20, 2010 began like any normal day. Before day’s end, the world would bear witness to one of the greatest man-made disasters in US history. Deepwater Horizon reveals the brave acts of the men and women who rose to the challenge—and risked everything to lead others to safety. (more…)

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The Magnificent Seven UltraHD Blu-ray Review

Other than the Technical Review, this is identical to our Blu-ray review of The Magnificent Seven.

Summary: In Director Antoine Fuqua’s modern vision to a classic story, the desperate townspeople of Rose Creek employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns after the town falls under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find find themselves fighting for more than money. (more…)

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Sully UltraHD Blu-ray Review

Summary: On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain Chesley Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. (more…)

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Underworld UltraHD Blu-ray Review

Summary: In the Underworld, Vampires are a secret clan of modern aristocratic sophisticates whose mortal enemies are the Lycans (werewolves), a shrewd gang of street thugs who prowl the city’s underbelly. No one knows the origin of their bitter blood feud, but the balance of power between them turns even bloodier when a beautiful young Vampire warrior and a newly-turned Lycan with a mysterious past fall in love. Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman star in this modern-day, action-packed tale of ruthless intrigue and forbidden passion ¬ all set against the dazzling backdrop of a timeless, Gothic metropolis. (more…)

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Denon AVR-X6300H Review

At RHT we hold Denon receivers in high regards. Across the line, we find Denon units to be consistent performers who effectively embrace leading edge features. Coupled with best-in-class setup assistant software, Denon units are easy to recommend. The AVR-X6300H is Denon’s newest high-end receiver offering. At $2200, it sits just below the flagship AVR-X7200W and as expected brings a wealth of features to the table, which this year includes direct integration of HEOS – Denon’s music streaming platform – and 11 amplified channels. The X6300H sounds terrific and if you are in need of 11 amplified channels or added power over the X4300H, it is easy to recommend. We like the direct integration of HEOS into the X6300H, which makes adding the music streaming platform easier than previous iterations. The HEOS system overall continues to show promise – though it is still a step or two behind competitors like Sonos with regards to ease of use and stability. (more…)

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The Magnificent Seven (2016) Blu-ray Review

Summary: In Director Antoine Fuqua’s modern vision to a classic story, the desperate townspeople of Rose Creek employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns after the town falls under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find find themselves fighting for more than money. (more…)

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Suicide Squad UltraHD Blu-ray Review

Summary: It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villians, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself? (more…)

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Jason Bourne UltraHD Blu-ray

Summary: After a few years off the Bourne series returns with Matt Damon again reprising the role of Jason Bourne. Nicky Parsons has just broken into the CIA database, stealing classified files including those on the Treadstone project that Jason Bourne was a part of. Using this files to try to uncover information about the death of his father, the CIA now once again is after Jason Bourne worried that he might put their Iron Hand program at risk. (more…)

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Roku Premiere+ Review

In 2016 we finally got the UltraHD TVs we’ve been waiting for. Not just offering resolution, but offering expanded color gamuts, dynamic highlights, and a visual experience that goes beyond what we’ve had before. The Roku Premiere+ is the media streamer for those UltraHD displays. The Roku 4 only really offered added resolution, while the Premiere+ adds full HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 support for wide color gamut and HDR, removes the noisy fan, and costs less. Notably for Vizio and projector owners, it can do Amazon Instant Video with UltraHD resolution, HDR, and WCG. It is the best media streamer today if you want the widest selection of UHD content with HDR and WCG along with the easiest interface. (more…)

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Sausage Party UltraHD Blu-ray Review

Summary: Sausage Party follows Frank, a hot dog in a grocery store. All of the food in the store yearns to be purchased by shoppers, who they refer to as gods. The gods will then take them to the Great Beyond (outside the store) where all of their dreams will come true. When a jar of honey mustard is purchased and then returned, it begins to tell them stories about what the Great Beyond is really like, shattering the image for Frank. He must now make a journey to find out what the truth actually is while working to save his girlfriend Brenda (a hot dog bun) at the same time. (more…)

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