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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:49 pm 
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Just got my Sony projector running and somewhat configured to my 120" screen. I am a newbie to all this and was wondering what are some of the most impressive movies have you watched on your projectors?

I had to watch Star Wars, when I got it. It makes me remember being at the Universal theater downtown in my childhood. Will try some IMAX movies. I skip through the flight one and wow...you feel like your flying!

Can you guys suggest anymore flicks that are best seen on a big screen?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:00 am 
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I'd bet that 120 inchces of any of the following, combined with a decent audio setup would be a lot of fun:

Bladerunner
5th Element
Oblivion
Avatar
The Last Samurai
Gladiator
Braveheart

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:22 am 
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Pretty much all Blu-ray movies look good with a projector. The two recent Star Trek movies stand out for me though, you really get the scale of the star ships in space compared to watching on a TV, even our 65" Plasma looks tiny in comparison.


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Rolling Stones - Shine a Light. Saw it in Imax when it was released.

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Action/ Adventure movies look great on a big screen...heck even an oldie like "Back Draft" has much more impact when it is BIG. As they say in the movie business, "Go BIG or go home". :wink:

Oh yeah, Guardian of the Galaxy comes out today!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:21 am 
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Pearl Harbour (shite movie, but awesome effects!)
Blackhawk Down
Enders Game
Battleship (crap movie but cant beat big ass ship w huge guns!)
Sky Captain
Sin City
Most if not all of the recent Marvel movies
Life of Pi

To name a few


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Movies with great cinematography are excellent too.

Wes Anderson movies!!!

Just watched Grand Budapest Hotel last night here.

Cohen Brothers movies are great too.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:37 am 
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Battleship (crap movie but cant beat big ass ship w huge guns!)


Couldn't agree more. It breaks the basic rule of action movies. What is the rule? Something/ someone has to be blown up, killed, beat up, blown up, run over, destroyed or blown up in the first 5 to 10 minutes. If not, they are trying to go for plot and that NEVER works in action movies.

Did I mention the blowing up? :wink:


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Gravity would and Oblivion would be my 2 choices..
Although with Gravity you really need to see it on the Bigger screen to get the best effect.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:04 am 
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Any movie that has been nominated or has won cinematography awards.
- Last of the Mohichans
- Blade Runner
- The Mission
- A River Runs Through it
- Gladiator
- Master and Commander
- The Batman movies
Special effects does not necessarily make a good movie


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:13 am 
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Great suggestions!! I watch Gravity on my 47" before the projector. IT WASN'T the same :(

I forgot about Battleship....crazy soundtrack on that! I had 1 sub going and the bass almost tore my old 1.6QR's apart! Sounded awesome though! I have 2 subs hooked up....hmmm...I think I will power up my 3rd sub :lol: The windows shake when I play that movie.

The only bad part about a big screen is some of the "older" movies don't look too good. I guess it's like music... poorly recorded music will sound bad on any system. I tried to watch Casino (one of my faves - "Is that your pen?" :lol: ) but the video looked dated. Going to try some classics like Godfather 1-3. :shock:

I went into the service menus and finally got the color to a acceptable palette. Now it's time to enjoy. Oh 1 off topic question...what do techs charge now a days for a proper calibration. I have the Spears and Munsil. Didn't do it for me.

Keep the favorite big screen movie suggestions coming!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:15 am 
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8) Scenic movies with nice soundtracks :

- Baraka

- Samsara

Pick the 4K formats !


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:20 am 
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Head over to AVSForums and search for calibration settings for your particular projector. They won't be "spot on" since each projector is slightly different but the recommended settings will get you in the ballpark once you use your calibration disc in combo to set proper white balance and black level.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:33 am 
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Also I would add:

Tree of Life (some trippy space scenes, definitely cinematic!)
Kundun (Great, wide landscape shots from asia)
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What I would like is a list of 7.1 Blurays...Any links people can suggest?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:59 am 
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Oblivion (best sound mix / design of the decade)
Gravity (great visuals, terrible blu ray presentation. Low bitrate and a folded down 5.1 mix. Definitely a double dip / 4 k remaster)
Pacific rim (brilliant plot development and really impressive looking. 2d blu ray is alright, in actuality the best source is the left eye from the 3D bd, much more pleasing motion compression)
Black Hawk Down (german bd is superior, gorgeous avc encode compared to the US mpeg 2, audio on nor blu ray is allegedly a true non matrixed 7.1 mix but I havent checked)


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