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Although Megamind is not that impressive with regards to story line, and the video transfer to Blu-ray is not exceptional, this disc is still worth your consideration, especially if you have a 7.1 channel surround sound system. Megamind is the first Blu-ray Disc release to incorporate a full 7.1 Channel encoded soundtrack in the Dolby TrueHD surround sound format. So, if you have a Blu-ray Disc player and a 7.1 channel home theater receiver with Dolby TrueHD decoding, or a Blu-ray Disc player and home theater receiver with 7.1 channel analog audio connections, you are in for a real surround sound treat. NOTE: This entry refers to the 2D version of the film, the 3D version will be released on Blu-ray at a later date. Buy from Amazon »blu ray home theater 127 Megamind Although Megamind is not that impressive with regards to story line, and the video transfer to Blu-ray is not exceptional, this disc is still worth your consideration, especially if you have a 7.1 channel surround sound system. Megamind is the first Blu-ray Disc release to incorporate a full 7.1 Channel encoded soundtrack in the Dolby TrueHD surround sound format. So, if you have a Blu-ray Disc player and a 7.1 channel home theater receiver with Dolby TrueHD decoding, or a Blu-ray Disc player and home theater receiver with 7.1 channel analog audio connections, you are in for a real surround sound treat. NOTE: This entry refers to the 2D version of the film, the 3D version will be released on Blu-ray at a later date. Buy from Amazon »blu ray home theater 211 Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol Blu-ray Disc Slip Cover (Best Buy Exclusive Edition). Photo (c) Robert Silva – Licensed to About.com Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol brings back the JJ Abrams/Tom Cruise collaboration for an exciting, non-stop, over-the-top, action thriller that will get your blood pumping. The film has been released on Blu-ray in two versions: a two-disc package that comes with a Blu-ray disc, DVD, and access to both standard and Ultraviolet digital copies, but with minimal bonus features, and a three-disc Best Buy exclusive that adds more extensive bonus features. If you can, opt for the Best Buy edition, as the extra bonus features are a real treat.The film has been transferred to Blu-ray with excellent 1080p video and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 channel audio, that not only makes for a satisfying viewing experience, but is great demo material to show off what your home theater system is capable of.The combination of great action thriller, video, audio, and bonus features make this a must-buy for your Blu-ray Disc collection. The only downsides is that no director commentary was provided for the film, except for the deleted scenes feature and the sequences originally filmed in the IMAX format are not shown in true IMAX aspect ratio on the disc.Read Review – Price for Best Buy Edition – Buy Directblu ray home theater 3Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol Blu-ray Disc Slip Cover (Best Buy Exclusive Edition). Photo (c) Robert Silva – Licensed to About.com Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol brings back the JJ Abrams/Tom Cruise collaboration for an exciting, non-stop, over-the-top, action thriller that will get your blood pumping. The film has been released on Blu-ray in two versions: a two-disc package that comes with a Blu-ray disc, DVD, and access to both standard and Ultraviolet digital copies, but with minimal bonus features, and a three-disc Best Buy exclusive that adds more extensive bonus features. If you can, opt for the Best Buy edition, as the extra bonus features are a real treat.The film has been transferred to Blu-ray with excellent 1080p video and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 channel audio, that not only makes for a satisfying viewing experience, but is great demo material to show off what your home theater system is capable of.The combination of great action thriller, video, audio, and bonus features make this a must-buy for your Blu-ray Disc collection. The only downsides is that no director commentary was provided for the film, except for the deleted scenes feature and the sequences originally filmed in the IMAX format are not shown in true IMAX aspect ratio on the disc.Read Review – Price for Best Buy Edition – Buy Directblu ray home theater 4As part of my job, I watch a lot of movies to test the audio and video performance of Blu-ray disc players, TVs, video projectors, and receivers. However, not all Blu-ray discs really show off how well a home theater system can perform. Check out a list of some of my current favorites for testing, and pop in one of these titles the next time you'd like to show off your home theater system's capabilities.NOTE: This list is updated periodically as new Blu-ray discs are released or come to my attention as good examples of video and audio quality.For more choices, also be sure to also check out my listing of Best 3D Blu-ray discs.blu ray home theater 5Sherlock Holmes – Game of Shadows Blu-ray Only Edition. Photo (c) Robert Silva – Licensed to About.com Robert Downey Jr returns to his other “action hero” persona, Sherlock Holmes, in A Game of Shadows. In this outing, Detective Holmes has to stop his most cunning and ruthless adversary, Professor Moriarty, from starting a war that will engulf all of Europe. In addition, Holmes has to come to terms with the fact that his trusted partner, Dr Watson, is getting married – definitely causing a case of separation anxiety.Although the film has a somewhat convoluted script, the Blu-ray Disc presentation features both demo quality audio and video. The film is available in three different edition packages, a Blu-ray only edition with minimal bonus features, and both a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, and Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook Edition that contains additional bonus features. All three editions provide access to an Ultraviolet Digital Copy of the film.Read Review   Buy from Amazon »blu ray home theater 6For those that do not have a Dolby Atmos setup, when you go into the Blu-ray Disc audio setup menu – still select Dolby Atmos, and your Blu-ray Disc player will detect what surround sound options are available on your home theater receiver. If non-Dolby Atmos equipped home theater receiver is detected, a real-time downmix to either Dolby TrueHD 7.1 or 5.1 is applied. What this does is reassign all of the directional, height, and ambiance information contained in the Dolby Atmos soundtrack and place it within your 5.1 or 7.1 channel setup parameters. Also, if your receiver is not compatible with Dolby Atmos or TrueHD, you can still select the Dolby Digital 5.1 option or let your Blu-ray Disc player set it by default.blu ray home theater 7Unfortunately, this initial Blu-ray release is only available in 2D, but I am looking forward to the forthcoming 3D Blu-ray release to find out how well the surround activity really does mesh with the 3D visuals. However, that aside, Transformers: Dark of the Moon on 2D Blu-ray is definitely worth it, if you want to hear how well surround can be executed. Buy from Amazon »blu ray home theater 8Although the film has a somewhat convoluted script, the Blu-ray Disc presentation features both demo quality audio and video. The film is available in three different edition packages, a Blu-ray only edition with minimal bonus features, and both a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, and Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook Edition that contains additional bonus features. All three editions provide access to an Ultraviolet Digital Copy of the film.Read Review   Buy from Amazon »blu ray home theater 93 Avatar Avatar 3D Blu-ray Disc. Image Courtesy of Amazon.com I can't really say more about Avatar than has already been said. However, I will say that it definitely deserves a top spot in your Blu-ray disc library. From the opening space arrival scene to the final battle, this film has it all in terms of a video feast for the eyes and excitement for the ears. Whether watching the 3D or 2D Blu-ray version of this film, the main things to take note of are outstanding black levels (the scene where Jake Sully is trapped in the Jungle at night) and the fantastic color layering in the animals, plants, and landscapes presented in the film.Also, although the soundtrack isn't the “hit-em-over-the-head” variety, it is a great example of well-blended and properly balanced audio mixing, which makes it the perfect complement for the video presentation. Of course, the best way to watch this film is in 3D – the 3D doesn't push you away, but draws you into the fantastical world of Pandora that James Cameron created.  Buy from Amazon »blu ray home theater 10Avatar 3D Blu-ray Disc. Image Courtesy of Amazon.com I can't really say more about Avatar than has already been said. However, I will say that it definitely deserves a top spot in your Blu-ray disc library. From the opening space arrival scene to the final battle, this film has it all in terms of a video feast for the eyes and excitement for the ears. Whether watching the 3D or 2D Blu-ray version of this film, the main things to take note of are outstanding black levels (the scene where Jake Sully is trapped in the Jungle at night) and the fantastic color layering in the animals, plants, and landscapes presented in the film.Also, although the soundtrack isn't the “hit-em-over-the-head” variety, it is a great example of well-blended and properly balanced audio mixing, which makes it the perfect complement for the video presentation. Of course, the best way to watch this film is in 3D – the 3D doesn't push you away, but draws you into the fantastical world of Pandora that James Cameron created.  Buy from Amazon »

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