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#1 of 30 OFFLINE   bobNo

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Posted March 05 2006 - 03:47 PM

I am nearing completion on my first Home Theatre. I will list my setup later. I was curious if you had just built your dream system, what DVD would the first one you would try out, based on sound, image, effects, you name it? Thanks for your input. My setup: Marantz VP 12S4 Projecter, Marantz SR9600 receiver, Sony DVP 995 V 400 Disc DVD, Focal Chorus 716 S, CC700S, SW700s (x2) Jamo SU631K4 Surround, TruAudio revolve Surround.

#2 of 30 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted March 06 2006 - 01:17 PM

Lord of The Rings Trilogy.....EE versions. Need I say more? Posted Image
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#3 of 30 OFFLINE   Richard--W

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Posted March 06 2006 - 01:44 PM

Start with RYAN'S DAUGHTER, the best-looking DVD ever made. Or maybe not. Maybe RYAN'S DAUGHTER will spoil you forever. Maybe RYAN'S DAUGHTER isn't fair to other DVD's. ... because no other DVD you watch will look as good.

#4 of 30 OFFLINE   MarkA

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Posted March 06 2006 - 01:49 PM

As Elizabeth Taylor would say: GLADIATOR!!!!

#5 of 30 OFFLINE   Francois Caron

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Posted March 06 2006 - 03:11 PM

How about a silent movie? Posted Image

#6 of 30 OFFLINE   Arnie G

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Posted March 06 2006 - 03:58 PM

It just came out & it looks really good. Lady and the Tramp Posted Image
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#7 of 30 OFFLINE   RyanAn

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Posted March 07 2006 - 12:28 AM

Aviator, baby! Best film of 2005 and it looks fantastic.

#8 of 30 OFFLINE   Juan C

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Posted March 07 2006 - 12:34 AM

Every time I upgrade a piece of equipment in my installation, I play the same movie:

Memento LE. Great photography in real Scope, excellent picture quality, mixture of colour and B&W. And one of my favourite movies.

It has become some kind of a statement. Posted Image

#9 of 30 OFFLINE   Jordan_E

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Posted March 07 2006 - 10:10 AM

Whenever I add something new to my HT I play the same movie - JAWS. Not because it's a pristine transfer or anything, but because I know this movie almost frame by frame, I've seen it so many times, and would be able to tell if the upgrade had been worth it!Posted Image
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#10 of 30 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted March 07 2006 - 11:57 AM

As Joseph said, LOTR trilogy. No question.
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#11 of 30 OFFLINE   Bradley-E

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Posted March 07 2006 - 12:31 PM

JARHEAD and HARRY POTTER & THE GOBLET OF FIRE both were released today. They would be good.

#12 of 30 OFFLINE   Inspector Hammer!

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Posted March 07 2006 - 12:47 PM

Here's a few...

Jurassic Park (DTS)

The Haunting (DTS ES) That one will rattle the fillings out of your freakin' teeth!

Saving Private Ryan (DTS)

Titanic (DTS ES)

Twister (DTS) Hang onto your hat!

The Perfect Storm

And finally, my new demo disc, Walk the Line (DTS) The concert scenes will get your toes tapping for sure, but you must CRANK IT UP!! Posted Image
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#13 of 30 OFFLINE   Jerome Grate

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Posted March 07 2006 - 02:59 PM

Get some Superbits in there, Charlie's Angels, Fifth Element are visually great, for sound SPR DTS, and for my personal pleasure, the Matrix.
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#14 of 30 OFFLINE   bobNo

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Posted March 12 2006 - 12:09 PM

Great suggestions. I own most of those DVD's. What is a superbit?

#15 of 30 OFFLINE   Paul_Scott

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Posted March 12 2006 - 12:33 PM



a marketing gimmick by Sony (ba-dump-BUMP!) Posted Image

was demoing pjs the other day at a local HT store, and they were playing 5th Element. later that night i pulled it out to watch on my system to compare impressions, and ended up engrossed in the movie start to finish. While it is such a cliched choice for demoing off HT equipment, i forget that it is also a genuinely very entertaining film.

the same is true of Gladiator. Both discs seem to make any system look and sound like a million bucks.

Jordan_E, I'm the same way. Jaws is my usual reference disc too. not just because i know it by heart, but because its one movie, like the first Superman, that simply has to look good on the system. Doesn't matter if everything else looks great- if the new equipment doesn't make these two look and sound great, i'll be too disappointed to enjoy much of anything else.

#16 of 30 OFFLINE   JohnRice

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Posted March 12 2006 - 03:12 PM

And how is that a valid reason someone else should use it as the first movie they play in their new HT? Sarcasm aside, I recommend Master and Commander. I still think the opening 20 minutes has some of the best audio and visuals I have ever seen. The movie itself kind of fades a bit, but that first segment is killer.

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#17 of 30 OFFLINE   dailW

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Posted March 12 2006 - 03:23 PM

okay not to make people upset but they dont know what they are talking about. you need to watch the greatest film ever made. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. i bought a 44 inch wide-screen last year , and i've watched that flick 3 times and get teary eyed every time that desert chase comes on and how beautiful that movie looks.check it out.

#18 of 30 OFFLINE   Inspector Hammer!

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Posted March 12 2006 - 04:17 PM


(John takes cover behind the bar old-west style)

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#19 of 30 OFFLINE   DonRoeber

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Posted March 13 2006 - 01:34 AM

I got a new TV last week. I first watched Chicken Run to be sure that everything was setup correctly, then I used the Avia disc to calibrate my color. Then I watched Amelie, to verify that the color looked good. Later that night we watched the Rohirrim charge in Return of the King. This weekend we watched Ultimate Avengers and Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire.

It was fun Posted Image
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#20 of 30 OFFLINE   Francois Caron

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Posted March 13 2006 - 06:02 AM

Don, how big is your new TV?




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