DVD for testing my setup?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Pablo Abularach, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. Pablo Abularach

    Pablo Abularach Supporting Actor

    May 27, 2002
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    I'm finishing installing my HT,

    Marantz SR6200
    Four JBL S26
    JBL S center
    SVS 25-31 PCi
    Sony DVD 655
    Sony Wega 32'

    I already bought my AVIA and Sound Vision, and my SPL meter to calibrate my system, and probably order also Video Essentials.

    But I'm looking for DVD titles (movies), to test my set up, maybe you guys have some favorites or good movies that could make my system work to the edges and hear what is capable of.

    I will use my HT 99% movies and 1%music. I'm not to much in music, but if you have any suggestion, it ok.

    Thanks for any replies,
    Pablo Abularach
  2. Phil Iturralde

    Phil Iturralde Screenwriter

    Oct 7, 1998
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    Blockbuster DVD Movies:
    "Lord of the Rings"
    "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace"
    "Toy Story 2"
    "Tomorrow Never Dies"
    "Mission Impossible 2"
    "Tomb Raider"
    "Charlie's Angels"
    "Galaxy Quest"
    "Pearl Harbor"
    "Jurassic Park I & III"
    "The Mask of Zorro"
    "Titan A.E."
    "Mystery Men"
    "The Iron Giant"
    "A Bug's Life"
    "Star Trek-1st Contact"
    "Men in Black"
    DVD Music:
    "Big Phat Band - Swingin' for the Fences"
    DVD Concert's:
    "Diana Krall - Live in Paris"
    "The Eagles "Hell Freezes Over"
    "Kylie Minogue: Live In Sydney"
    "James Taylor Live @ the Beacon Theatre / NY"
    "The Corrs - Live at the Royal Albert Hall"
    "A Black and White Night" - Roy Orbison
    That should keep you busy! [​IMG]
  3. Richard Harvey

    Richard Harvey Stunt Coordinator

    Jun 22, 1999
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    I just added an SVS sub and recalibrated my system and demo'd a series of discs in the last week. My short list would be:

    Lord of the Rings (whole movie)
    Saving Private Ryan (dts) (tank/planes at end are a subwoofer dream)
    Jurassic Park 3 (Spinosaur/T-Rex fight scene)
    Sting: All This Time (concert/DD5.1; "Hounds of Winter" and "Seven Days" tracks)
    Super Speedway: SE (dts) (Chapter 11)

  4. Stephen Hopkins

    Stephen Hopkins HW Reviewer
    HW Reviewer

    Jul 19, 2002
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    One of the best scenes from a movie to work out a sub is near the beginning of Fight Club where the 2 planes collide. It starts with subtle dialog, then the explosions come out of nowhere. It's also on the FOX DVD Demo disc that they gave away at best buy the day after thanksgiving lastyear.

    I also really like the bus explosion from The Seige (DTS), the openning battle in Gladiator (DTS-ES). The plane crash in Cast Away (DD-EX) is another good one. THX demos are always good, and the TEX demo really shows the surrounds. Saving Private Ryan is great in DD, so i can only asume it's better in DTS (one of the few DVDs i purchased before getting involved with HT only 1 short year ago). The entire Pearl Harbour battle scene is a surround sound and subwoofer extravaganza. I've hear LOTR is a sub workout, but haven't purchased it yet because i can't bring myself to buy a movie that i don't really like.

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