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Blu-Ray Demo Material - List

The DirtMerchant

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I don't see this thread anywhere, so I'll start it off (move if necessary)

What Blu-Rays do you use to demo your system?
I use:
Master and Commander - Intro (Great Surround effects, ship creaking, clanking etc)
Master and Commander - The first battle with the Acheron (just WOW)
Finding Nemo - Darla (Sub Demo / ARE YOU AWAKE?)
Polar Express - When the Polar Express Arrives (Pretty Cool that it sounds like a train arrives in my living room)
Cloverfield - Throughout (Sub Demo)
Disney/Pixar - Display Demo
 

MatthewB

Grandmaster Pimp Daddy
Famous
Dirt it may surprise you but the regular DVD of Master and Commander apparntly has better sound than the lossless version. Seems when they were mixing the Bluray they enacted a lower frequency limiiter so no signals below 25Hz get sent. So the regular DVD actually gets real low in the bass impact.

I would say my list is

Baraka (picture)
POTC 1 and 2 (picture)
Cloverfield (bass)
The Orphanage (for surround duty - real good)
Up (the balloon house to the sky scene is really colorful)
Casino Royal (opening chase is a overall sound sensation)
XXX (the snowslide is a 2 minute great use of deep mid bass)
 

The DirtMerchant

Well-Known Member
MatthewB said:
Dirt it may surprise you but the regular DVD of Master and Commander apparntly has better sound than the lossless version. Seems when they were mixing the Bluray they enacted a lower frequency limiiter so no signals below 25Hz get sent. So the regular DVD actually gets real low in the bass impact.
Seriously? Hmmmm...I think I have both the DVD and Blu-Ray versions. Last time I played the Blu version
I remember thinking to myself *self...did that cannon shot from the Acheron not feel as powerful in the chest
as last time?* and I may have used the DVD version prior to that. I'll have to run that check.

Thanks for the info Matt.
 

MatthewB

Grandmaster Pimp Daddy
Famous
Yeah there was a whole thread over at AVS on that very issue and somebody posted a chart showing how M&C has the
Limiter enacted
 

DIYer

Well-Known Member
Famous
How to Train Your Dragon for bass, surrounds and picture quality (that makes it all :) )
 

MatthewB

Grandmaster Pimp Daddy
Famous
Se7en was just released and the reviewer in Home Theater Mag says he rarely gives perfect 5's but on this 20 page booklet version, he gave it a solid 5 for perfect picture and 7.1 lossless audio
 

Botch

I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S!
Superstar
For music, kd lang's "Live in London", the picture is stunning even though it's 1080i.

Picture, I suppose,Baraka, but I'm still learning what to look for.

Bass: I don't know; the movies have the huger low kick and I'm more a music person... :shrug:
 

mzpro5

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Famous
Off the top of my head:

Red Cliff - S & P
Live Free or Die Hard - S
Baraka - P
Ninja Assassin - S & P
African Queen - Excellent transfer of older movie
Percy Jackson Lighting Thief - S
Armageddon - S & P
 

FreshDTSht

Member
There's a couple on my shelf that come to mind:
Saving Private Ryan - any battle scenes
Iron Man - when Iron Man first breaks out of the cave he was holed up in
Heat - shootout scene
The Matrix
 

Towen7

Well-Known Member
Staff member
Moderator
The rocket launch scene from Despicable Me (or any other scene for that matter... the whole disc is reference material)
 

Rope

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Towen7 said:
The rocket launch scene from Despicable Me (or any other scene for that matter... the whole disc is reference material)
Ditto what T7 said.

Rope
 
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