I thought I would comment since unlike the other films mentioned in this thread, I am very familiar with these titles and tend to disagree. Ignore my opinions about the content itself...
Art of Flight is in no way a reference disc in my opinion. There is a good deal of grain and noise in the film and a lack of detail, the video encode is not the best, and the overall look seems soft to me. The audio is mostly made up of synthesized instruments which have a 22K brick wall filter ... so there is limited frequency response and it seems compressed and lacking dynamic range. Also, while the music is appropriate for the film, you have to like that kind of music to really appreciate it. I have heard much better and more engaging alternative music tracks in Action Sports films.
I am very familiar with Animusic as I was involved with the creator and his team at one point. This is animated content and visually interesting. Animated content tends to look good but there is no reference to the real world. I prefer more organic and natural material for reference viewing. Again, same comments as above on the sound ... all synthesized instruments and in this case, a style of music I do not care for.
For me, a reference disc must have BOTH exceptional picture & sound quality. I lean towards nature, flesh tones and other material I can relate to and compare to a real world example.
However, I can appreciate the Cool Factor these discs have to offer and they certainly do not look bad ... just not reference to me.
Originally Posted by jtjjen
I have two recommendations for blu-rays.
1) The Art of Flight - this disc has spectacular video and audio and has been recommended by Joel Silver (founder of ISF):http://www.cepro.com/article/the_art...e-art_blu-ray/
2) Anamusic HD - this is a cumputer generated music and video disc that I first saw playing at one of Texas Instruments DLP demo theaters and had to have it.
These two discs are my top demo discs. You might want to check these out.