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Hi. We all know the famous test-pattern and the discs (DVE, S&M, AVSHD etc). However, we all know that test pattern can only show so much, and nothing beats checking out with a good old blu-ray movie.

I was over at UMR website and he had recommended Casino Royal:
http://homecinemaguru.com/?p=1120


I am pretty sure you experts out there had some of your favorite discs to check. Care to share with us all? What we need is

1) Title of Blu-ray disc

2) Time to check

3) What to look for
 

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Hi. We all know the famous test-pattern and the discs (DVE, S&M, AVSHD etc). However, we all know that test pattern can only show so much, and nothing beats checking out with a good old blu-ray movie.

I was over at UMR website and he had recommended Casino Royal:
http://homecinemaguru.com/?p=1120


I am pretty sure you experts out there had some of your favorite discs to check. Care to share with us all? What we need is

1) Title of Blu-ray disc

2) Time to check

3) What to look for
A frequent and respected poster in another thread recommended using Seabiscuit (Blu-ray) to check calibration settings. Attached is his "what to look for" listing.

 

Sea Biscuit Calibration Reference Sumary-3.doc 34k . file
 

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This is great! Keep it coming!

Sorry, that's all I got
Based on how Phase (the poster) did that, I took a similar approach with Dark Knight and spent almost an entire evening starting and stopping the movie to check scenes. I didn't write anything down but was satisfied that even on my LG LCD, blacks and darker areas still had enough detail etc to not be a problem at all. However, the viewing was done at night (when we mostly watch movies, etc) with a bias light behind the tv which improves the blacks.
 

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I use the Spears & Munsil disc to do all the initial settings but I like to fine-tune with "U-571". This movie looks great on Blu-Ray. My usual ritual is as follows.


Chapter 3: A Special Op

An outdoor evening scene which is soon flooded with dozens of navy personnel in crisp white uniforms.


Chapter 6: Battle Stations

An indoor dinner scene. The actors are well lit but the background has a lot of dark shadow areas which is a great contrast.


Chapter 12: A Real Sea Captain

This scene begins with a close-up conversation between Matt McConaughey & Harvey Kietel, good for dialing in flesh tones. If you wait until the conversation is over the scene changes to the outdoors on a bright sunny day. On occasion I'll dial back the contrast a few clicks of needed here.


The best part about this disc (drumroll please)... The movie starts immediately with no previews.
 
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