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Old 08-29-2012, 03:06 PM   #41
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Yesterday, after a few changes in my system I used:

- Saving Private Ryan, the famous opening scene, obviously.
- Revenge of the Sith, first scene and also "the birth" of Darth Vader, before he gets his helment fitted - that heartbeat will put your central channel to test, I assure you!
- Matrix Revelations, when the machines enter Zion - a subwoofer loooong total workout!
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:21 PM   #42
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I still get a buzz from showing off my setup, by wifey says it is juvenile of me :-)

What are your fav scenes to show off? I use the scene from Transformers where the robot bursts out of the desert and they blow the crap out of the village... and the bit in Casino Royalle where they have the Scorpion/Mongoose fight and the huge chase scene on the construction site.
I use "Yogi Bear" to show off my tv system. The scene near the beginning where all the Doritos come flying out of your screen.

When I'm showing it to kids.

And mostly, I use the codfish scene in "Under the Sea" to show off my system.

When I'm showing it to anyone, kids or adults.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:34 PM   #43
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Intro Scene in new Star Trek and U-571 depth charge scene. Of course Star-Wars Pod race never fails.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:42 PM   #44
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This one is the one I would go for:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...RPWfz3HZw&NR=1
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:36 PM   #45
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Great selection guys.
I will go with some different movies. For example, Alien it's a great way to demostrate the difference between ambients I think.
It's crazy when you are in silence in space and then suddenly you are in ship.

Aliens, at the beggining when they find Ripley and a machine active it a laser. When that laser goes right in front of you and passes by, the LFE is amazing.
The same goes with the fight scene at the end, especially when Ripley appears in the crane. Every footstep it shakes your windows

For sorrounding sound I use this demos from DTS, Dolby and THX:

THX: amazing life.
DOLBY: dolby spheres, dolby countdown, dolby bit harvest, dolby rain, dolby orchestra.
DTS: Any Bd with DTS-HD Ma.

For music for example I go with U2 360 at the Rose Bowl, or The Killers: Live from Royal Albert Hall. Those are the only ones I saw and own on Blu-Ray so...

I can't forget about my favourite movie of all time: Blade Runner.
It's just precious how the music and the details sounds

I had no opportunity yet to see my other favourite movie, 2001, but as far as I know, it's quite beautiful in the sound department.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:06 AM   #46
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Well the Blu-Ray arrived today and as predicted the Prometheus landing scene in Prometheus is definitely demo material.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:22 AM   #47
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Well the Blu-Ray arrived today and as predicted the Prometheus landing scene in Prometheus is definitely demo material.
Lucky you. I'm still waiting for my 4 Disc Collector's Edition

But yeah, the audio was GREAT, so I assume that in Bd is even better
Any particular moment that you may share in the audio department? Without taking in count the deleted scenes please, I refer ONLY to the theatrical release.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:49 PM   #48
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The Fellowship of the Ring opening battle and Sauron implosion. When the finger drops and the shockwave rolls over everyone. Soo Good.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:39 PM   #49
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For ULF Bass (bass you feel) demo I use the opening pod scene from War of the Worlds.

For 3D I would use Neytiri/into Pandora night scene and opening to Prometheus 3D. 2nd Post-production 3D would be ship of dreams scene, Titanic 3D. Or Tron Legacy 3D Light Cycle scene (ULF in this is good too).

For animation movie, I would probably use opening scene to Toy Story 3, opening scene to The Lorax, and the colorful circus scene of Madagascar 3 (Katy Perry Fireworks song).

Other honorable mentions would be The Dark Knight, Aliens (restored nicely, sound is good too), T2:Skynet edition and The Avengers.

Also reading this thread I need to add some more titles to my collection, thank you!
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:15 PM   #50
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Now that I received my 4 Disc Collector's Edition of Prometheus, I would say PROMETHEUS for everything.
But I mean, every single aspect is amazing. The picture quality, the sound...

Yes. Prometheus
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:14 PM   #51
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Lucky you. I'm still waiting for my 4 Disc Collector's Edition

But yeah, the audio was GREAT, so I assume that in Bd is even better
Any particular moment that you may share in the audio department? Without taking in count the deleted scenes please, I refer ONLY to the theatrical release.
Prometheus also really shines during the storm scene, really makes use of the surround channels. It doesn't sound like just gravel flying either, you can actually hear a tinny almost tinkley sound like silica or metal bits flying around as well. Great stuff.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:24 PM   #52
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I've always been partial to the opening scene of Master & Commander, it not only is a showcase for LFE and aggressive surrounds but also for subtlety and ambiance. It gives that "you are there feeling. Helps people understand that HT is more than just making bombs loud and shaking the room.
There is a laundry list of other scenes that make good demo material.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:55 PM   #53
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Prometheus also really shines during the storm scene, really makes use of the surround channels. It doesn't sound like just gravel flying either, you can actually hear a tinny almost tinkley sound like silica or metal bits flying around as well. Great stuff.
Exactly. Just the beginning is awesome with the waves behind you.
It would be the third time for me in just a few hours. I'm discovering new things every single time.
I'm amazed by the quality.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:11 AM   #54
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All the time. My movies of choice are the Hulk, the college campus scene,.Kung Fu Panda,,when Tyl Lung escapes from prison,, War of the Worlds, The book of Eli when they start shooting at Eli and the people when they are trapped in the house and when the other people start shooting the gatling gun, i can feel it in my chest. Thats just a few.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:15 AM   #55
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I really like to demonstrate the difference between lossy and lossless codecs to those that don't know the difference. My favourite scene to do this with is the Tumbler chase in Batman Begins.

The growl of the Tumbler is epic!

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Old 11-21-2012, 01:11 AM   #56
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In the past year I've come to create a Blu-ray demo disc to showcase my system. What follows is the list of my favorite scenes (which is updated from time to time): Tron Legacy first disc battle, Tron Legacy light cycles, Jurassic Park T Rex Paddock, Super eight train crash, Star Wars episode one pod race, Star Wars episode two astroid field, Saving Pvt. Ryan Omaha beach, King Kong T Rex battle, Dave Matthews And Tim Reynolds live at radio city music hall: song Two Step, Mario Andretti Indy IMAX experience, Transformers iron hide bass roll, 7.1 Dolby true HD demo video, 7.1 DTS HD Master audio demo.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:03 PM   #57
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In the past year I've come to create a Blu-ray demo disc to showcase my system. What follows is the list of my favorite scenes (which is updated from time to time): Tron Legacy first disc battle, Tron Legacy light cycles, Jurassic Park T Rex Paddock, Super eight train crash, Star Wars episode one pod race, Star Wars episode two astroid field, Saving Pvt. Ryan Omaha beach, King Kong T Rex battle, Dave Matthews And Tim Reynolds live at radio city music hall: song Two Step, Mario Andretti Indy IMAX experience, Transformers iron hide bass roll, 7.1 Dolby true HD demo video, 7.1 DTS HD Master audio demo.
Oh yes.. The King Kong/t-Rex fight is awesome to show off your SSS to friends.
The Toy Story's are a great test too.
The Matrix shoot out in awesome.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:16 PM   #58
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Kung Fu Panda - Tai Lung Escape is quickly becoming my personal favorite all around demo scene.
THX Animation at the end of Avatar is also SPECTACULAR.

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Whenever I demo my home theater for friends....I always seem to use the opening scene from James Bond Quantom Of Solace!!!! It's about 4 minutes long and i play it right from the start to the opening credits. I hate going through chapters looking for a certain scene...so this makes it easy!
Exactly what I do!

The opening to The Dark Knight is always great for showcasing both audio & video.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:13 PM   #60
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Exactly what I do!

The opening to The Dark Knight is always great for showcasing both audio & video.
Side note... you sir have a cool avatar. Always loved the Boeing 2707, Pan Am colors no less. That would have been the mother of all aircraft.
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