For PQ - try Thin Red Line. I'm surprised no one else chooses this one as a "reference." I use it to show off my TV. There is a scene just after they land on the beach where they trudge through the jungle full of tropical life.
The transfer is awesome and the colors are just a big over-saturated to give the colors a little extra kick.
Originally posted by anticowboyism Anyone tried Crouching Tiger? It's simply stunning.
And what's Fifth Element - Superbit? Some kind of special edition?
Suberbit is a line Columbia/Sony is putting out that deletes the extras from the regular release and devotes the resulting extra data storage space on the disk to a DTS soundtrack and a higher bit-rate for the film. Of course, in the case of Fifth Element there were no extras to begin with and it's a great transfer, but the Superbit version still looks better on a high-end system. Crouching Tiger is a good demo and it has a Superbit edition as well that is an improvment over the regular disk- if you pick it up hold on to your old one for the bonus features.
Forget everything posted here so far. Dtheater has the best movies to show off a PJ. I just sold an old ECP 3500. It was the easiest sale of my life. The buyer had been all over demoing PJs with DVD material. He saw mine with Ice Age Dtheater and payed cash on the spot.
If you're selling PJ's, it might be worth the cost of the deck.
Good choice. Moulin Rouge is two fold. Incredible color ranges, highly saturated, and the sound track is quite enveloping.
Another good demo that hasn't been mentioned yet, if you just want scenes and not a whole movie (cause it wasn't very good), would be Driven. Memo's Accident is great (way over the top) for showing detail and color. The race through Chicago is another GREAT scene for blacks and detail. Overall, the movie shows very little EE looking stuff, and the detail is quite high.
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