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|10-12-04, 02:17 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Eau Claire, WI
what DVDs do you use to show off your home theater
I know this question has been asked a few times before, but i searched for like 20 minutes and couldn't find anything. I just bought a new subwoofer to complement my 5 speaker surround system. Its a Klipsch RW-12 if you're wondering. But now I'd like to get some good DVDs to use to show off my home audio system. I have "Behind Enemy Lines" and "The Haunting" which I heard are good for that purpose. What other DVDs would you suggest?
Thanks so much
|10-12-04, 02:19 PM||#2|
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Join Date: Oct 1999
FOTR - EE Mines of Moria battle
Black Hawk Down - superbit
Bad Boys 2
"I got my balls busted"- Tentacle Brothers.
|10-12-04, 02:21 PM||#3|
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Berkley, MI
I know you said you searched, but just using the word demo in the search brought up all of these threads answering your question:
Best sub demo discs
Subwoofer demo discs
What's a good movie to demo my setup?
Last edited by steebo777; 10-12-04 at 02:24 PM.
|10-12-04, 02:51 PM||#5|
DVD Talk Legend
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: St. Louis, MO
You don't really need to buy any. In addition to the 2 you mentioned, according to the link to your collection, I see you already have:
All 3 Die Hard films
Jurassic Park and The Lost World (although DTS versions of these would be better)
The Lion King
Saving Private Ryan (DTS)
Star Wars: Episode I
Terminator 2: Ultimate Edition
If you're looking to add to those, I would suggest the other Star Wars movies and the Lord of the Rings movies (preferably the EE's)
|10-12-04, 07:14 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jul 2004
Some more uncommon...
Yes, nice collection you have there dmikester1!
In addition to the mentioned above, I would suggest the following:
X2 - Sequel to your X-Men. Nice FX, not so much for your sub but all the same. Worth an evening. If you liked X, you want to have X2.
Sleepy Hollow - Takes place mostly in forrest at night, with many leaves and owles ... and headless horsemen ... riding hard, deep and loud. And a fabulous score from Mr. Elfman.
And some from our friends across the ocean:
Metropolis - A well done Anime with a great - kind of bluesy - score and many distinct sounds, due to large scenes underground in sewers and places. Also some LFE grumbling of tumbling towers.
Spirited Away - An absolutely wonderful movie about responsability and a witch and gods taking a relaxing bath. The score is totaly enthralling. No single scene is a show off, but the entire feature.Try to get a dts edition. It's worth it!
Azumi - A japanese Kill-Bill-like movie showing great swordplay and even some deep meaning. The sound of the final battle is one of the things you would really miss, if you'd be watching it in stereo - which I wouldn't understand.
|10-12-04, 11:12 PM||#7|
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Barcelona, Spain
The Haunting DTS Insane Bass during the creaking pipes part.
Minority Report DTS At the car factory with the Sonic Guns
Finding Nemo The Darla scene where she taps on the fishtank, very unexpected bass.
Master and Commander DTS The opening battle, the cannon fire is unreal, the wood splintering as I hear the cannon ball go from my front speakers to my rear speakers.
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