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post #31 of 524
Batman Begins since its just about to be released would be a great one, I have mine on pre-order
post #32 of 524
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Originally Posted by Dave Vaughn View Post

Ralph,

Here is another vote for The Orphanage. Since it isn't reviewed here, I'll include a link to my review: http://ultimateavmag.com/moviereviews/042208orphanage/

Best regards,

Greetings,

Thanks Dave. I just placed an order for The Orphanage...

Cheers,
post #33 of 524
thanks for all your work Ralph!

i know its not a movie, but planet earth looks amazing...
post #34 of 524
what kind of tv did you watch these on? (or projector)
post #35 of 524
I'll admit I'm not the first to jump on a movie with subtitles, but you don't even notice it's there after the first few minutes. Pan's Labyrinth is one of my favourite movies despite the subtitles. This thread is great so far and gives me ideas on which movies to show to people once I set up my dream theater. Thanks Ralph. Oh and spot on reviews imho.
post #36 of 524
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what kind of tv did you watch these on? (or projector)

Greetings,

Sony VPL VW-50 1080p front projector.

Shoot em up has been added...



Regards,
post #37 of 524
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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

Greetings,

Sony VPL VW-50 1080p front projector.

Shoot em up has been added...
Regards,

Just out of curiosity, which movie reviewed by you got highest mark ever? I know there is little difference between, say, 94 and 95; but how close to 100 some movie has got? Can we expect a 100 showing up?
post #38 of 524
A review for Sunshine would be nice too
I enjoy your reviews keep up the good work!
post #39 of 524
Someone mentioned Pixar, so I thought I'd mention that I have "Ratatouille" and "Cars" and both have excellent picture quality and, so far as my untrained ears go, excellent audio as well.

I also wanted to toss a vote up for "Planet Earth". While many say that it doesn't have the best video or audio, it's quite excellent for a documentary and very fun to watch!
post #40 of 524
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Originally Posted by mattr762 View Post

Ralph,
How about including a list of blu-ray's NOT to buy because of sound/video quality. A movie we might already own on dvd but the quality is not good enough to upgrade to blu-ray.

I'll second this request. For example, I was thinking of getting Superman: The Movie (one of my favorites from my childhood) but can't decide if it's worth it. Any others to avoid would be good to know.
post #41 of 524
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Originally Posted by dla26 View Post

I'll second this request. For example, I was thinking of getting Superman: The Movie (one of my favorites from my childhood) but can't decide if it's worth it. Any others to avoid would be good to know.

Greetings,

Thanks everyone for you input and feedback. I would rather not begin a list of movies to avoid. It has been my experience that this type of discussion will lead to endless debate and carry this into areas that don't belong within the spirit of this thread. The Blu-ray Software forum might be a good place to inquire about a particular disc and its strengths and weaknesses.

Thanks again.


Regards,
post #42 of 524
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Greetings,

MiB added...


Cheers,
post #43 of 524
I'd have to vote for Pixar's 'Cars' as well. Everytime I watch it, I see something I've never seen before. Watching on a BDP-300 with a 46XBR-2.
post #44 of 524
August Rush would make my list for Audio. I was so absorbed in the audio i couldn't even give you a critcal review of the video
post #45 of 524
I'd have to disagree with Gattaca as being anywhere near good video quality. It's one of the softest images of any Blu-Ray disc in my collection and apparently they've boosted the EE in an effort to counteract this. I own both the Blu-Ray and the SD DVD and it's questionable in my mind whether the Blu-Ray has a better picture than the up-converted SD DVD version.
post #46 of 524
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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

Greetings,

Thanks everyone for you input and feedback. I would rather not begin a list of movies to avoid. It has been my experience that this type of discussion will lead to endless debate and carry this into areas that don't belong within the spirit of this thread. The Blu-ray Software forum might be a good place to inquire about a particular disc and its strengths and weaknesses.

Thanks again.


Regards,

Hi Ralph,
I wonder if you will be looking at 10000BC anytime?

Thankyou
post #47 of 524
Ralph,

I finally received Cloverfield on Tuesday from Amazon. Wow, that is the best demo I could play for anyone who doesn't believe in lossy vs. lossless sound. Incredible. I'm also thrilled that the video is a step up.

While I was on vacation last week I snagged a copy of Live Free Or Die Hard for $15.00 too.
post #48 of 524
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Hi Ralph,
I wonder if you will be looking at 10000BC anytime?

Thankyou

Greetings,

Frank, 10,000 BC is a Warner Blu-ray Disc release. I don't currently cover Warner Discs for review but I may pick it up. If I do I will certainly share my thoughts..

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Ralph,

I finally received Cloverfield on Tuesday from Amazon. Wow, that is the best demo I could play for anyone who doesn't believe in lossy vs. lossless sound. Incredible. I'm also thrilled that the video is a step up.

While I was on vacation last week I snagged a copy of Live Free Or Die Hard for $15.00 too.

Glad that you enjoyed Cloverfield. If you have not seen Live free or Diehard you are in for a treat.

Regards,
post #49 of 524
Ralph,

I am very disappointed that you have not watched every Blu-Ray on the planet.

Keep up the good work.
post #50 of 524
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Originally Posted by Tracy RainH2o View Post

Ralph,

I am very disappointed that you have not watched every Blu-Ray on the planet.

Keep up the good work.

Greetings,

Thanks Tracy....


Cheers,
post #51 of 524
I enjoyed "No Country..." but I found it to be a mixed bag on video...some quite sharp, and other parts I saw as quite 480p.
post #52 of 524
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Originally Posted by Dave Vaughn View Post

Ralph,

Here is another vote for The Orphanage. Since it isn't reviewed here, I'll include a link to my review: http://ultimateavmag.com/moviereviews/042208orphanage/

Best regards,

I watched The Orphanage last night. In terms of just pure sonics, the resolution of the audio is, I think, the best I've heard to date. Its that good.

I really felt like I wanted to learn fluent Spanish so I could appreciate it more.
post #53 of 524
Hi Ralph...thanks for your reviews. Creating a personal favorites list must be tough with so many choices (and I agree with many you have listed). But, how about Kingdom of Heaven? A great period piece, reasonably accurate historically, but most impressive is the great soundtrack.

Thanks! Marcus
post #54 of 524
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Greetings,

I just added The Orphanage and The day after tomorrow. I recently watched The Orphanage and was impressed with its DTS-HD MA audio.

I have owned The Day after Tomorrow for some time but never heard it with decoded lossless DTS-HD Master Audio. This audio presentation always sounded good but I could not get over how much better it sounded bitstreamed from the Panasonic to the Denon. Truly reference quality stuff...

When I get the chance Marcus I will spin Kingdom of heaven in full DTS-MA and see what it sounds like.

Cheers,
post #55 of 524
Ralph,

On the video side one of the most impressive presentations that I have seen is the
Bee movie.. In terms of sound is good but is not great.... Also the plot is very thin...
post #56 of 524
Ralph,

You meant to say you enjoyed the DTS-MA on The Orphanage (there is no TrueHD track) I was blown away by that soundtrack myself. I just got done watching Live Free Or Die Hard and you were right, audio & video was a treat. The scene with the F-35 sounded amazing.
post #57 of 524
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Originally Posted by ThePrisoner View Post

Ralph,

You meant to say you enjoyed the DTS-MA on The Orphanage (there is no TrueHD track) I was blown away by that soundtrack myself. I just got done watching Live Free Or Die Hard and you were right, audio & video was a treat. The scene with the F-35 sounded amazing.

Greetings,

Thanks for the correction Marcus (so many discs !). I am glad that enjoyed LFODH and your right that is a great scene for audio.

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Ralph,

On the video side one of the most impressive presentations that I have seen is the
Bee movie.. In terms of sound is good but is not great.... Also the plot is very thin...

Thanks Chris. I reviewed the DVD and remember that having excellent pic quality as well.


Regards,
post #58 of 524
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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post

Greetings,

I just added The Orphanage and The day after tomorrow. I recently watched The Orphanage and was impressed with its DTS-HD MA audio.

I have owned The Day after Tomorrow for some time but never heard it with decoded lossless DTS-HD Master Audio. This audio presentation always sounded good but I could not get over how much better it sounded bitstreamed from the Panasonic to the Denon. Truly reference quality stuff...

When I get the chance Marcus I will spin Kingdom of heaven in full DTS-MA and see what it sounds like.

Cheers,

Ralph, good list so far. TDAT has a stunning audio track (downtown LA tornado). For me a guilty pleasure is the video presentation on Crank (swimming pool sequence with water beading off Jason). Keep up the great reviews.
post #59 of 524
A BIG thanks, for all your hard (and hopefully enjoyable) work!
post #60 of 524
just received batman begins both audio and video are some of the best(if not the best)
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