dvds to show off ht system

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  1. allan espinoza

    allan espinoza Stunt Coordinator

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    i wanted to know what dvds does everyone use to show off their sound system? any recommendations? also, whats the best dvd you ever heard that you just get chills everytime you watch that certain scene?
    do u know any dvd review sites that review the sound portion of the dvd as well? my current fav is http://www.dvdmg.com good site for dvd releases and sound review.
     
  2. Matt Stone

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    I always suggest The Matrix: Lobby and Rooftop scenes.
     
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    StephenA Screenwriter

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    The beginning battles in Gladiator and Saving Private Ryan always sound great on my system, so I'll suggest them.
     
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    allan espinoza Stunt Coordinator

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    good choices so far. i do favor those scenes as well
     
  5. MikeEckman

    MikeEckman Screenwriter

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    I have many scenes that could be used as "demo" material, but the two I most commonly use over and over again are Chapter 8 in the Superbit version of The Fifth Element (when Lilu is on the side of the building and jumps off into the cab), and Chapter 15 on the Russell Crowe Gladiator (where he enters the Coleseum for the first time).
     
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    SPR DTS

    JP DTS. The T-Rex approach and attack.

    The Phantom Menace. Everybody already knows where, so I'm not going to bother mentioning it.

    The Haunting DTS (opening credits or the infamous 'door banging' scene. Gotta love that 20 Hz sine wave)

    Jurassic Park III DTS spino Vs. T-Rex battle.

    Titan A.E. DTS ice fields.

    Toy Story 2

    A Bug's Life

    U-571 DTS
     
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    Superman: The Movie.
     
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    I'll second The Haunting DTS 'door banging' scene.

    I don't know that I've ever heard anyone discuss this before, but during the opening credits for Gladiator various items in my house shake (including my basement stairwell) though I can barely hear any base myself. Note: my SVS 16-46 sets next to the stairs, and I'm told it goes below perceivable human hearing.
     
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    Check this other thread here which deals about this very topic.
     
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    I just finished watching Pitch Black: SE in DTS and the alien surround effects were awesome.
     

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