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Just got a home theater 7.1 system, what games/blu rays show it off the best?

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#1 of 9 Jemi200



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Posted February 26 2014 - 06:30 PM

I got the Onkyo HT-S5600.  It's not the best but definitely good for the price and the price is what I had.


It sounds great so far and I can't wait to experience something that shows it off.  What would some of those be?


I have a blu ray player, Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Wii U, and Comcast X1 service with all the premium channels.


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Posted February 26 2014 - 10:16 PM

Underworld: Awakening

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Posted February 27 2014 - 12:11 AM

Ryse: son of rome would be good they put alot of work into the graphics I imagine sound would be a priority aswell. Excelent game. Also avatar bluray is awesome with full set up. Lights down and munchies in hand! New movie best being... endera game imo. Best book good film

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Posted February 27 2014 - 01:00 AM

Underworld: Awakening


I agree about the audio and video quality, but the movie is BAD !!  Just my opinion of course.

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Posted February 27 2014 - 06:10 AM

Watched Warhorse last night on blu ray, highly recommended for both audio and video. Brought the wife to tears several times but overall a remarkable story. Its rare that a 2.5 hour movie can keep me interested but Warhorse sure did.
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Posted February 27 2014 - 06:38 AM

Agree with some of the above selections, but would also consider:


- The Incredibles (just about anything by Pixar is going to be top-quality A/V)

- Tron: Legacy (I actually enjoy this movie, and it really gives your sub a workout)

- War of the Worlds (the Tom Cruise version - again, top notch sound and video, even if the film is lacking a bit).


Just about any modern action movie is going to be a sonic and visual feast. I've Redboxed Pacific Rim, World War Z, and Dredd and all had pretty good audio mixes, IIRC.

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Posted March 01 2014 - 03:30 PM

Some classic goodies are Jurassic Park, Terminator 2, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Private Ryan, 

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Posted March 01 2014 - 05:57 PM

Don't forget my favorite genre...concert dvd's, especially in HD audio. But those in DTS can also sound fantastic like the Eagles Hell Freezes Over and Steely Dan's Two Against Nature.

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Posted March 03 2014 - 09:35 AM

For the 7.1 sound try some of the Marvel movies like The Avengers, or
Captain America. 

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