Johnny E

What's the best movie to test a new sound system

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Now I want to rent a movie from Netflix to test this baby out. What movie has the best modern surround sound? And please make it a movie I can watch, not some stupid ass Bruce Willis blow em' up shit.

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What do you want to test? 5.1? 6.1? THX?

All of it baby! :excited:

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saw that new version of "Das Boot" on some home theatre set up and woa! LOTs of water everywhere man...! this is one notch more spookier than the presence of Herbert Grönemeyer alone... ;)

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I suggest "Bette Gets Spanked" - be sure to get the surround sound version.

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I second Chuck's recommendation for the surround sound edition. You WILL be Bette's butt!

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My vote for the best kick ya in the chest surround sound movie is by far...Lord Of The Rings - 2 Towers in DTS. Be careful, this movie will make yer subwoofer scream for mercy!

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Two Towers DVD Audio - my friends Jesse in New Line Home Entertainment and Brandt at Mi Casa Studio are responsible for that quality! :tup

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We've had a surround sound system for about three years. Whenever I want to demo it for someone, I show them the first few minutes of "Top Gun" or the scene by the T-Rex paddock from the first "Jurassic Park". I'm sure there are better sounding DVD's out there, but neither of these has let me down.

Up over and out.

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What about the campfire/beans scene in Blazing Saddles; did they manage to get that one right on the five track Dolby? If so that's gotta be right up there, perfect application for rear channel.

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Couldn't resist, Johnny! :g

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And please make it a movie I can watch, not some stupid ass Bruce Willis blow em' up shit.

I don't have a movie to recommend. But, your comment made me laugh. It sounds like a comment I would make. :lol:

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the first battle scene of Saving Private Ryan is fantastic too for a test

Marcus

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And please make it a movie I can watch, not some stupid ass Bruce Willis blow em' up shit.

I second that, Johnny. No more explosions, choppers, "Sarah Conner", etc.

I would recommend "Catch Me If You Can". We have our VCR hooked up to the surround hifi, and that movie was a treat with that setup. The orchestra sounds great, and there is a superb alto (sax) playing a difficult chart in the early 20th century French style. The story, mainly true, is intriguing, too.

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there is a superb alto (sax) playing a difficult chart in the early 20th century French style.

I agree, great music.

The alto soloist is Dan Higgins, who happens to be a graduate of North Texas. I'll bet Sangrey knows him, or can speak eloquently of him.

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Soundtrack of "The Right Stuff" is still pretty amazing.

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How about "Jurassic Park". You'll think a t-rex is in the room with you.

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So, how does it sound?! Are you enjoying it? Do you listen to any of the DVD-A or SACD discs?

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What about the Bob Roberts DVD? So much irony and informed viewpoints to come at you from so many room angles. Or you could just wait to demo the Dead movie DVD when it comes out in November.

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So, how does it sound?! Are you enjoying it? Do you listen to any of the DVD-A or SACD discs?

I am totally amazed at how much you get with this unit for so little cash!!!

I have watched Kill Bill Vol. I & II, Baadassss! and Spider Man. It fills my entire living room with moving and shifting sound! I have listened to the Residents DVD "Icky Flix" which has a number of videos in 5.1 surround and it is amazing. I have Zappa's Halloween DVD Audio disc somewhere but it's still packed away from my recent move and I haven't been able to find it yet. Regular CD's sound great, AM/FM wonderful. I really can't believe that I got what I got at such a low price.

Thanks for the tips all, I'm a happy camper. :g:tup

Panasonic SC-HT700 from Tech for Less for $154.00!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Just watched 'Master and Commander - The far Side of the World' last night....surprised.gif

I still can't believe that you can get so much for so little these days!

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