Whats your fave DVD movies to show of your HD TVs??

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  1. Raze

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    I've recently purchased a HT LCD TV, and was wondering what your favourite DVDs are to show your HD tvs off!?

    I'm still going through our collection but so far:

    Incredibles!!! Was simply incredible!

    Monsters Inc - always been a fave!

    Matrix 3

    Austin Powers Gold Member was also surprisngly good!

    So come on whas yours :)
     
  2. Andy Leitch

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    Isn't using a DVD to show off a HD display a bit pointless?

    To show off an HD display.....you need HD content, so I tend to use Swordfish or Blade II and Fifth Element is rather good as well.
     
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    Swordfish R2 has a very good transfer...
     
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    sw3 rs has a pretty nice transfer.
     
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    got to say gladiator or the day after tomorrow both look stunning in hi def on my hitachi pd5200
     
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    believe it or not 50 first dates and touching the void are pretty good transfers
     
  7. dan1979

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    Usual Suspects is probably the best pic quality I've seen on a DVD but as said above why show off DVD when you could be showing off real hi-def films.
     
  8. Raze

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    Where can you get real hi-def films from? I thought they were demos only and any released were for the US market?

    Plus I was thinking more about watching a whole film that people actually want to see like a fairly recent movie, not sommin old like T2 remastered.

    Incredibles looks incredibly like HD on dvd :)
     
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    yeah have to say The Day After Tomorrow in 1080i looks great
     
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    Not Hi-Def but the best pictures I've seen from DVD - Robots, Return of the King and strangely - the TV series Kung Fu (originally filmed - so must be a good transfer)

    This is using a Samsung R125 DVD Recording via HDMI to DVI into my 26in Philips 26PF5520D (1366x768) using the 1080i setting.

    Cheers, Dave C.
     
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    The opening scence from Terminator 3 in hidef 1080i is very nice with all the machines and destruction from Earth in the future! Amazing caves demo is also v.good :thumbsup:
     
  12. Raze

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    i defo want to get Robots - the HD demo is AWESOME i was sitting 20" (yes 20 inches!!) away from the screen (it looked awesome) and was thinking Im kissing cinema good buy when blu ray comes out lol
     
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    On DVD it would have to be "Moulin Rouge" - superb, "Gladiator", "Contact" with Jodie Foster, "Snatch", and "The Abyss"
     
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    A handful of D-Theater and WMV-HD releases are available, aside from that most people (probably everyone here) download rips from US broadcasts - films weigh in at 8-30GB depending on length of the film and bit rate.
    There's quite a lot available stuff like the Matrix, LOTR trilogy, Gladiator, I Robot to name a few recent ones plus all the TV shows too. It is of course piracy but what else are you gonna do with that expensive HDTV :rolleyes:
     
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    O god NO, must be the most pretentious pile of poo ever put on film, and that is really saying something :rolleyes:
     
  16. Raze

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    Thanks Dan for your help! ;)

    loads of leads - hey! I liked that film - made me laugh and cry lol I didnt think the dvd PQ was all that tho...
     
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    Looked amazing played ini the tosh 350, via hdmi on my Pioneer 435 fde!
    Played it at 720p brilliant and almost 3d in appearance!
     
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    these cartoons look good on most screens anyway :rolleyes: (incredibles,shrek,monsters inc,robots,etc) :confused:
    Gladiator is prob 1 of the best films to watch if you wanna see the PQ of your set also i thought episode3 was good :thumbsup:
     

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