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Blu-Ray Demo Material - List

The DirtMerchant

Well-Known Member
#1
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
#3
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
#7
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
#8
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
 

MatthewB

Grandmaster Pimp Daddy
Famous
#10
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
#11
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

Well-Known Member
Famous
#14
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
 
#15
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
#17
The rocket launch scene from Despicable Me (or any other scene for that matter... the whole disc is reference material)
 
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