What DVD do you play to demo your HT?

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  1. BrianCli

    BrianCli Agent

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    I just got a new Harmon Kardon 525 receiver, and I was wondering what DVD (and chapter) you guys use to demo your system.

    I have been using Star Wars: ATOC chapter 17-18 (the Jango Fett/Obi-wan astroid chase scene).

    If you only had 10 minutes to demo your system, what would you play?

    Thanks,

    Brian C
     
  2. John Hodson

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    The opening sequences of Gladiator or Saving Private Ryan, in DTS.

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    So many films, so little time...
     
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    here we go again...

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    We are probably taking a train ride to polls. [​IMG] and yes here we go again.

    Monsters Inc. (snow scene)
     
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    Yeah, this answer has been asked and answered so many times, but you all know we like to answer it and give our opinions. There are so many out there but I will list my top 10.
    1. Savinng Private Ryan "DTS" Hands down the best demo dvd.
    2. Starship Troopers "Superbit"
    3. Toy Story 2
    4. Monsters Inc
    5. LOTR Fellowship Extended Edition
    6. Star Wars AOTC
    7. Gladiator
    8. Vertical Limit "Superbit" Stunning picture quality.
    9. Chicago
    10.We Were Soldiers
     
  6. Lou Sytsma

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    Yep Toy Story 2 from the box set with the robot mechanic and the cows plus the Buzz opening sequence.

    It's all there - video, audio with serious LFE and directionality.
     
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    Is the "robot mechanic and the cows plus the Buzz opening sequence" only from the TS 2 Box set?
     
  8. Lou Sytsma

    Lou Sytsma Producer

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    Yes - my friend has a standalone copy of Toy Story2 and it does not have the cow THX trailer.
     
  9. Ted Lee

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    does anyone have that link that was pinned to the top of this forum for a while? it had tons and tons of recommendations...i think for dvd etc mag?

    i'm going to bookmark it for future threads like this.

    btw brian - how do you like your new receiver? i'm thinking about hk for my next upgrade...
     
  10. BrianCli

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    Ted

    I LOVE my new H/K 525. I got it from jandr for a good price a couple of weeks ago. The thing sounds great. I still cant believe what a big difference a good processor makes. Logic 7 is nice, but the power is the best. It's a beast.... and hot as a dutch oven! You can bake cookies on top of it!

    I dont mind the heat, it sounds great and I love cookies!

    :wink:

    Let me know if you find a link for the best demo dvds.

    thanks,

    Brian
     
  11. Tim Glover

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    all the ones mentioned here of course...and yes, there are numerous threads on demo stuff.

    But I do have a new favorite that I've been playing for people:

    LOTR:EE chapter 21 I think? "Fight to the Ford" where Arwen is taking Frodo to Rivendel and being chased by the Ringwraiths.

    This scene really has it all; dialogue, action, and the great chorus while she is fleeing. When the water responds to her wish etc...the bass is very deep and loud. Both the DD and dts track deliver the goods.
     
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    I also use the Jango Fett/Obi-wan astroid chase scene for a demo. It is a good mix for showing off audio as well as video. The orange planet and the little blue flame coming out of the rockets Jango fires is absolutely stunning. The colors on my Sony 57" widescreen are insane.

    I also use the beginning for T2 running the DTS track. Sweet. A skull cracking good time!
     
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    The Broadway Melody/Gotta Dance segment.
     
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    Jurassic Park (corrected) DTS - main road T-Rex attack. [​IMG]
     
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    "Hotel California" - from the Eagles' Hell Freezes Over
     
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    Stewart Little 2

    Great sharp vivid colors and incredible 5.1 played back on EX setups.
     
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    I started out with Terminator 2: Ultimate Edition DVD in DTS.

    Once I was satisfied there, I played Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring DVD in Dolby 5.1.

    Both high quality and sound amazing and able to test my HT with them thoroughly.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Minority Report: Jet-pack chase.
     
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    I use the first 10 minutes of "Gladiator" in DTS mode.
     

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