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#146909 - 09/02/06 05:12 PM What to watch first?
spiffnme Offline
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OK...I've never owned a big tv before, so I'm REALLY excited about getting this new one. So the big question is...what do I watch first? Rather than open it up to a million differnt choices, I'm going to have a poll! (Poll are fun, no?)

Here are some details that may effect your choice.

TV: KDS-60A2000
DVD: Denon DV-2900
SEATING: Approx. 14' from screen
SPEAKERS: M60ti mains, VP150 Center, QS8 surrounds
SUB: Hsu VTF-2
Which movie do I watch first???
Only one choice allowed


Votes accepted starting: 09/02/06 05:12 PM
You must vote before you can view the results of this poll.

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#146910 - 09/02/06 05:29 PM Re: What to watch first? [Re: spiffnme]
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Fellowship Of The Ring is one of my all-time favorites. I have the audio system in place, but not the big screen. Just the suround sound and deep LFE made the experience so much more intense for me, I can't imagine what the added visual effect of a big screen would add.

Second choice, Finding Nemo. We watch grandkids a lot so this one hits home...
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#146911 - 09/02/06 05:51 PM Re: What to watch first? [Re: spiffnme]
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Craig, I voted for Gladiator. I think the grandness of the Colosseum, the extravagent fight scenes, and the costumes would look amazing on a big set.

Fellowship, King Arthur, and Titanic would be next up for me.
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#146912 - 09/02/06 07:44 PM Re: What to watch first? [Re: spiffnme]
HomeDad Offline
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Craig, many good choices, I voted for the Fellowship, although I think Sin City, The Incredibles and Finding Nemo will really give you some spectacular visuals.
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#146913 - 09/02/06 07:49 PM Re: What to watch first? [Re: spiffnme]
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I voted for Nemo mainly because i think you really want some visuals that will knock you on your ass with the new tv. though the sound on that movie is not to shabby either. Incredibles is a close second though.
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#146914 - 09/02/06 09:44 PM Re: What to watch first? [Re: spiffnme]
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Craig, You being a comic book art aficionado, I voted for The Incredibles, but Finding Nemo would be a great choice as well. Another I'll recommend, if you can stand the genre, is Open Range. Great surround sound with the rainstorms and the gunfight, and some stunningly beautiful scenery.

Another off-the-wall suggestion, and one with which you may be familiar, is the IMAX Documentary Beavers (hold the wisecracks, please). Visually stunning, remarkably done, and very interesting (to me, anyway) as well.

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#146915 - 09/02/06 10:46 PM Re: What to watch first? [Re: Ajax]
spiffnme Offline
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Interesting you mention Beavers. We were just scanning the original negative of that film this past week. AMAZING photography in that movie!
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#146916 - 09/03/06 12:10 AM Re: What to watch first? [Re: spiffnme]
Ajax Offline
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It's knocked me out every time I've seen it (primarily on the INHD channel in real Hi Def). At some point I'm probably going to have to buy the DVD. I find myself asking "now how the heck did they get that shot" about every two minutes, and the DVD includes a "making of" video.
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#146917 - 09/03/06 06:07 AM Re: What to watch first? [Re: spiffnme]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Craig:
I voted for Purple Rain since you're a huge Prince fan. You'll still get to watch all the rest of those movies over time, but your "first" should be dictated by something that moves you.... not just "shows off the system".

I gave SRV honors in that respect; first music through the Axioms, first DVD through the new tellie....
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#146918 - 09/03/06 10:22 AM Re: What to watch first? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Geez, it's been almost a day. I would have watched ALL of them by now

I voted for the Incredibles, on the (possibly incorrect) assumption that you have had the speakers for a while and the only new part is the TV. The Incredibles doesn't try to make you think and just gives you pure, bright visual enjoyment.
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