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best scene for rear center action?

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  1. pj

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    can anyone point out some movies where the rear center in either Dolby or dts is used to great advantage?
    im using a denon 3801 and only found out last week that i had the rears set to split stereo not 6.1!(i.e. just replicating the rears) !:eek: so i now need to rewatch everything!!! and was wondering what people thought was the best rear center activity they have heard is

    so far i got....
    haunting teaser trailer
    star wars ac3 laserdisc- trash compactor
    gladiator-sword throw
    l.a. confidential-the walkaround shootout

    looking for stuff that really involves the centers! i.e. people shouting etc.

    :lesson: btw if u got a 3801 and it doesnt say 6.1 surround or dts es mtrx when u watch a normal dolby or dts(doesnt have to be EX or ES encoded disc) u have also got it switched off all this time!
     
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    Best i have heard for a while is the Final Destination 2 Disc, although i'm a big fan of the film, so i could be biased! The opening freeway sequence is fantastic, and the surrounds are all used to incredible effect throughout the film.

    The visuals are rather nice too!

    Just watched The Core as well, not an official EX, the dolby soundtrack is great fun, especially with the pigeons and rome (you'll need to watch the film to see what i mean) and if you engage EX decoding on your amp, it really brings a whole new feel to the movie!

    I expect the upcoming Lord Of The Rings, Two Towers Extended Edition will have the best DTS-es release of this year.

    Myself...most looking forward to Charlies Angels : Full Throttle and Pirates of the Caribbean - hoping for a dts track on this as well! We can only hope!
     
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    the star wars original trilogy are not in ex.....only dd,the haunting is , as is gladiator, l. a confidencial is only dd[i think]
     
  4. pj

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    :blush: sorry! i meant anything that sounds great in the rear center channel! regardless of ex/es though they would technically be better! so anything that has rear center action is what im after!

    just thought of another
    star wars ep1- pod race + naboo creatures fly around
     
  5. DaveP

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    Does this apply to the 3802?

    Thanks

    DaveP
     
  6. pj

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    it might do? i had rear channel switched on and the display was showing dolby d or dts now i have changed the settings it now reads 6.1 surround for all dolby discs and dts-es mtrx for all dts's
    have a look at the thread http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=90427&highlight=6.1

    that is where i found out i hadnt got mine switched on! the rears were on all the time but only replicating the l/r stereo rears! still sounded amazing though! worth checking ur settings just incase!

    another one to add
    mission to mars- transmission circulates around the room
    yellow submarine- pepperland under attack
     
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    Thanks PJ, I'll have a fiddle tonight. It could mean I'll have to watch the Two Towers again!


    My display either shows DD or DTS!

    Dave
     
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    another vote for final destination 2 , the freeway crash in glorious dts es sound is amazing well worth the cost of the disc
     
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    Some great bits of centre rear action in FOTR-EE
    When Gandalf gets arsey with Bilbo at Bag End
    When Saruman (? Christopher Lee) booms out the line starting with "build me ..."
    To name but two - the whole soundtrack has a very active centre rear to be honest ... Paul ;)
     
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    I thought this was a porn subject after seeing the thread title :D :rotfl: :rolleyes:
     
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    Attack of the Clones is worth buying to see how well (over?) used the rear centre channels can be. I'd also heartily second chic's recommendation of Final Desintation 2.
     
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    anyone know if there is a test disc or anything that has specific rear center sounds that are separate from the rear l/r's? like a channel check but with voices etc?

    another one to add
    dolby rain- final pings!
    hero -fight in the rain
     
  13. pj

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    more to add

    superman-opening titles(v.good!)
    titan AE- ice asteroids

    :lesson: infact the whole of superman seems to be pure rear joy, a 3d soundfield throughout the movie! puts some modern soundtracks to shame!
     
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    Add Basic to the list. It's got some of the most active surround mixing I've heard for a while, especially the jungle scenes, storms etc.
     
  15. pj

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    more to add

    24 season 2 -think it was 7-8pm!
    in opening scene characteris phone and a car pans around and exits through rear center

    behind enemy lines- missile chase

    the patriot- shootout & battle
     
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    Which version of 24 season 2 is this?

    My region 2 version has only got 5.1 sound not ex or DTS es.

    Greg
     
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    24 season 2 is only in 5.1 but when matrixed into 6.1 on the denon 3801(or any other 6.1 amp) its not in EX but it does a damn good job encoding it into 6.1! just looking for scenes that involve the rear center speaker not neccesarily EX or ES encoded something that has a definite rear center presence (trying to find someone talking for a few seconds or something!)
    btw, 24 sounds great they have done a really good job on the sound!
     
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    Great, I have a 3802 so I will keep an ear out for the rear centre action.

    Cheers
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    Surely the best disc for rear centre action is "Last Tango in Paris"? :devil:
     
  20. pj

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    flicked through dredevil last night another one to add!

    DAREDEVIL- too many to mention!

    gonna try and have a listen to some music discs 2nt

    (this thread may run awhile as i got about 1000 discs to sift through!)
     
  21. pj

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    the list so far..............please add more!

    haunting teaser trailer
    attack of the clones
    star wars ac3 laserdisc- trash compactor+falcon vs. ties
    gladiator-sword throw
    l.a. confidential-the walkaround shootout
    Final Destination 2
    The Core
    Lord Of The Rings, Two Towers
    star wars ep1- pod race + naboo creatures fly around
    mission to mars- transmission circulates around the room
    yellow submarine- pepperland under attack
    FOTR-EE
    dolby rain- final pings!
    hero -fight in the rain
    superman-opening titles(v.good!)
    titan AE- ice asteroids
    Basic
    24 season 2
    behind enemy lines- missile chase
    the patriot- shootout & battle
    DAREDEVIL
     
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    xmen 2 another movie with great centralised rear sounds
    too many to point out but the opening is well worth it! (i tried the jap dts disc)
     
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    ICE AGE is awesome for the beginning 5 minutes (especially at the rear) , with the ICE BERGS Splitting open and ICE mountains scraping & crashing together etc!! Its one of those favorite scenes which I can watch again and again with a big smile on my face !!!....Check it out !
     
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    ice age! another one just sitting on my shelf! ill try it 2nt

    another one to add is
    queen greatest hits dts- only listened to bohemian rhapsody but it did it for me! the best use of surround in music! prove me wrong.............!
     
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    Cast Away - as the plane descends into the depths of the sea, the whole structure creaks under pressure as hanks stares forward to the viewer (you) - the rear chanel is used quite well here.
     
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    just tried cast away and ice age! impressive!

    also had the desperado superbit on
    after the play their first song(chapter 2 iirc) one of the bad guys claps his way from the center rears to the front sounded scarily real!
     
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    watched reloaded last night way too many rear specific action bits going on to note!
    whole film is 6.1 heaven if they do a dts-es of this......................
     
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    you have no idea how bad the title of this post sounds.... lol
     
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    i did change it but it seems the titles arent changeable or something!
    i cant remebmber what it put but it wasnt much better!
    everytime "rears" or "dvda" is mentioned it will always lead to porn!;)
     
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    Add 2 Fast 2 Furious to the list. Works very well with EX/ES processing. Casper is also excellent. :)
     

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