Originally Posted by DirtyDeeds
Just wondering what your favorite blu ray movies, dvd movies and cd music of choice when sampling your new receiver?
I don't have blu ray. Also not sure where/what balance you give to audio vs video. For me audio is 1st with video a close 2nd. But given that, my picks are:
DTS5.1 = Moulin Rouge (w/Kidman, a modern musical, so skip it if you don't like musicals), Collateral (w/Cruise)
DD5.1 = Michael Clayton (w/Clooney), The Last Samuri (w/Cruise)
DVD movie soundtracks on CD:
exactly 2, which are
1) The Terminal (you can get a used 3 disc set of it on Amazon at a low price which includes the CD), and
2) The Thomas Crown Affair (w/Brosnan)
For that matter the DVD movie for both (Terminal/Crown) are also worth buying.
For CD try Elixir by Fourplay. Track 2 has some excellent transients.
IMHO, Amazon reviews are the better place to get a clue on the possible worth of a disc to you. I take what shows up on AVS with a BIG grain of salt.