Not the best AV system, but pretty good, I think. Having had the same 46" Sharp Aquos TV, Old Blu-ray player, and 36 year old Kenwood receiver driving Mission 700 speakers, we decided to get modern. The new system has a Pioneer Elite receiver, Samsung 70" UHD TV, Sony UHD 4K player, Polk subwoofer and center channel speakers, Mission surround speakers, and Magnepan .7 front speakers.
So, this is the disk we decided to try out as a test of the 4K experience. We REALLY like it. :o)
Some tech stuff: There are many scenes with dark, moderate contrast, expanses of screen real estate. Having the lower end model UHD TV probably accounts for banding between the darker and lighter areas of any particular shot. I look forward to making a comparison with a higher model to see what another thousand bucks or so would have gotten us. But the overall impression in terms of video quality was fabulous. I had done some adjusting over the weeks and the picture looks pretty darned good on broadcast and streamed media. Regular Blu-ray DVDs look wonderful, and this disk looks really great. So, have I done an A/B comparison between the 4K and regular Blu-ray disks? Nope. But we have watched the UHD movie twice, and loved it each time.
Experimenting with audio settings could take up most of your day... This disk has great ambiance and channel steering. Foley mix was very good to great, some sounds being too forward for my taste, but the voice and environmental tracks sound as good as you will find for the most part. The music is good, to the point I don't remember it much. That's an indicator that there were not any of those, "What the heck is that about?" moments when the music just broke the scene and it stuck in your mind. So, music fits. Good.
Yeah... The Bass. Not the fish. The Bottom End. Plenty.
The history of the USA is peppered with high - seas drama and adventure. The foundation of one of the greatest and most famous tales of the sea, Moby Dick, is laid out right before your eyes. The characters seem familiar, development of each person done right, and the monster... he's impressive. Not a feel good movie, but an exhibit of human nature at its best and worse. Mr. Howard proves once more that he is a master of his craft.