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SwatMitchell
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Early Days Surround Sound Movies - Your Go To?
What movies did you have to see/hear first on your home theater system back in the day?

I'll go with:
Top Gun
A River Runs Through It
Last of the Mohicans
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Scuttle Buttin
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re: Early Days Surround Sound Movies - Your Go To?
Jurassic Park


Perrydawg
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Twister


Brisketeer
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re: Early Days Surround Sound Movies - Your Go To?
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Twister


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Jor Jor The Dinosaur
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re: Early Days Surround Sound Movies - Your Go To?
For our first DVD player, my dad bought a full home theater system with a 5 disc changer. The first DVD we watched was Terminator 2.

I had watched that movie so many times that I had nearly worn out the tape prior to that, but watching it with that setup was like seeing it for the first time.


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TygerTyger
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re: Early Days Surround Sound Movies - Your Go To?
True Lies, the Harrier taking off. Greatest display of surround sound at the time.


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VoxDawg
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re: Early Days Surround Sound Movies - Your Go To?
The Matrix

The lobby shootout scene is the defacto test for your surround sound system.


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jojothetireguy
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re: Early Days Surround Sound Movies - Your Go To?
Days of Thunder


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ell_13
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re: Early Days Surround Sound Movies - Your Go To?
I think the first one we had and would use was Independence Day


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HEAT


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JDPndahizzy
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re: Early Days Surround Sound Movies - Your Go To?
Days of Thunder


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Mstate
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re: Early Days Surround Sound Movies - Your Go To?
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Twister


GOAT movie


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OldManRiver
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re: Early Days Surround Sound Movies - Your Go To?
Opening battle scene of Gladiator really tested out a system


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TrevBlows
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re: Early Days Surround Sound Movies - Your Go To?
The big shootout at the end of Open Range


CAD703X
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re: Early Days Surround Sound Movies - Your Go To?
my first experience with surround is at my buddy's apartment in houston in the early 1990s where i would go over most evening to watch ST-TNG. i would sit on the floor (too cheap for decent furniture) and the ambient sounds from the Enterprise coming out of the rear surrounds AMAZED me.

that one tv show caused me to make up my mind to buy a surround setup as soon as i had the money.


SwatMitchell
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re: Early Days Surround Sound Movies - Your Go To?
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that one tv show caused me to make up my mind to buy a surround setup as soon as i had the money.


Yeah, having different sounds coming from difference parts of the room was magical - even with a 27" low def TV


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Potchafa
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re: Early Days Surround Sound Movies - Your Go To?
It was 2000, I was single and just started working offshore. I bought this WEGA and Sony Dream Surround. ID4 and Gladiator was my go to to impress people!!! LOL!!!


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skrayper
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re: Early Days Surround Sound Movies - Your Go To?
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Top Gun


Simulated surround sound?

I imagine Top Gun predates the techniques used for surround sound. (Could be wrong though)


SwatMitchell
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re: Early Days Surround Sound Movies - Your Go To?
Yeah - cool setup! Just before HD was about to hit. I bought a 40” Sony tube tv in 2001 - it weighed 198lbs and was about 3’ deep


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SwatMitchell
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re: Early Days Surround Sound Movies - Your Go To?
quote:

Top Gun
Simulated surround sound
?

Four speakers and a subwoofer - really just stereo. But hearing jets fly from left to right In your own home was big stuff!


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