WhoDats10 LSU Fan Member since Dec 2012 1580 posts
Good Movies for surround sound?Posted by WhoDats10 on 2/23/13 at 11:56 pm
Trying to show my newphew some movies on the home theater system. ive shown him some of the greats, like LOTR, star wars, 2012, jurassic park, indiana jones, batman, what are some more movies like this?
re: Good Movies for surround sound?Posted by CCT on 2/24/13 at 3:15 am to WhoDats10
I've always found the DTS mix/sound to be better than Dolby Digital Surround. But don't limit yourself to just movies, some music DVDs/Blu-Ray discs have fantastic surround mixes (notably Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, the Eagles's Hotel California in DVDA.
The opening scene of Saving Private Ryan, definitely!! GREAT mix.
Pearl Harbor, when the germans attacked. Loved hearing the machine guns going off in front and and the bullets hitting behind and to the side.
Not a movie, but The Eagle's Hell Freezes Over has an EXCELLENT DTS surround mix.
The Matrix Gladiator
Look on AVS forums. They usually have ratings on great surround mixes in movies. But I feel your pain...most people with surround systems don't know to set the DTS or Dolby Digital for discrete surround and think an overactive subwoofer and sound coming from all the speakers is all there is to "surround sound." A big problem can also be how the speakers are placed, and it takes some planning to not have the "sweet spot" limited to a small area in a tight center of a room.