Originally Posted by BrownTown
Ok, so this is not the correct thread but since I want to hear from KURO owners only, I must post it here.
I just ordered a PS3 and want to buy a Reference disc to show the PQ of this set to everyone. I have read the reference forum but want to know what KURO owners think is the best on their sets. I do not care about the SQ or care about how the storyline is.
If you went to Bestbuy and had to only buy 1 blu-ray for PQ only what would you get?
Planet Earth (BBC)
Or something else?
There is an AVS Forum thread that rates discs by image quality - it's pretty good for the most part. Pick anything in the top 2 categories. My personal picks...
The Dark Knight - the IMAX sequences (full screen with no black bars at top/bottom) are INCREDIBLE on Kuro displays - they are mostly dark and really show off the performance of the Kuros.
Most animation titles are amazing but are TOTALLY different than anything with live action. Favorites: Cars, Ratatouille, Wall-e, Monster House, Meet The Robinsons.
Real-Life Action in real places with real sky, real plants, real ocean, etc. - Casino Royale
All those titles have great audio too.
It's hard to pick just 1 "demo" disc - there are so many different types of movies being made - CGI doesn't necessarily look "natural". There are moments in Planet Earth that are amazing, but much of is is shot with extreme telephoto lenses or from a helicopter-mounted camera and the amount of air between the subject and camera softens things quite noticeably... and while the helicopter camera is amazing, the vibration of the helicopter only adds to the softening. Those sorts of shots account for hours and hours of viewing. Finding the jems of image quality is a bit of a hunt in the Planet Earth set.
And I'd get the disc(s) from Amazon... lower prices than Best Buy... or maybe deepdiscount.com though they are usually a little higher than Amazon unless they are having a sale... when they do that, they beat Amazon prices. There are times when Amazon has sales too... prices for some of the titles that have been out for a year or more can be well below $20 during sales (and sometimes even when there's not a sale).