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DVD's To Demo With

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Mike-M, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. Mike-M

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    Can anyone recommend any DVD's to use in demo's.
    Are there any with scenes that may show up PJ faults or limitations more that others ?
     
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    CGI movies like Toy Story, Monsters Inc and Shrek will look fantastic but are a poor test for skin tones, shadow detail and contrast.

    What kind of demo is it? Is it to try before you buy or to show to friends and family?
     
  3. Mike-M

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    It's a try before I buy. I will only be using it for Home Cinema. As you say animations are not the thing to demo with.
     
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    "Dark City" is a killer DVD for projectors.

    If a projector can handle this, it will handle any movie.

    Jeff :rtfm:
     
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    Collateral (Tom Cruise) will give any PJ a work-out. The film mostly takes place at night. So, lots of blackness and dark skin tones. My Z2 struggled with the dark stuff and skin tones had a greenish tinge. Noteworthy comments, but my PJ (now 2 months old) is still the best £870 I've ever spent.
    Don't watch Shrek or any animated stuff as they will flatter any PJ.
    :smashin:
     
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    The absolutely brilliant 'Master And commander'!
    It starts very dark and cripples many a good projector. It makes shadow detail hard for any pj and the dts sound is stomping. Canon explosions are fast and dynamic.

    CH
     
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    Gladiator is supposidely the best for showing up rainbows if you go down the DLP route
     
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    Master & Commander is a good test of black detail capability. LOTR, Two Towers, initial panning across mountains and plunge inside to Gandalf and Balrog I found good for stutter check and then contrast in a fast-moving scene.
     
  9. Mike-M

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    Thanks for all the imput.

    After borrowing a PJ over the weekend I have been converted and am going to get one. The EPSON EMP-TW10H seems to be good spec and well regarded so I will most likely go for one of those
    (unless you know better?)
    Screen wise I was thinking of one from DRH, Their slimline range. The size I'm looking at will be the 16:9 203x114 Which is listed at £158 or £332 for the Premium.
    Would it be worth spending the extra on the premium or go with the cheaper one?
     

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