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Profile of Mike B

Mike B

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Vital Statistics

Age Group Old enough
Video Likes 1080p
Video Dislikes Pan and Scan. Warnings and notifications that can't be skipped over. Slow Blu-Ray startup times.
Audio Likes Lossless audio tracks. 7.1 discrete channels.
Audio Dislikes No subwoofer. No centre channel activity.
Favourite DVDs Gladiator, Starship Troopers, Matrix
Least Favourite DVDs hmm - that's difficult
Most Eagerly Awaited DVDs

Opinions About Specific Movies and their DVDs

Titanic I enjoyed it.
The Matrix Ground breaking
Terminator 2 Ditto as per Matrix
Star Wars Hasn't aged well
Godzilla OK
Independence Day Gingoistic script overshadowed the great action.


DVD Player Cambridge Audio 751bd , using HDMI output
Display Panasonic TH-58PZ850A . Calibrated with Digital Video Essentials (PAL). This display device is 16x9 capable.
Audio Decoder Built in to amplifier/receiver . Calibrated with Digital Video Essentials (PAL).
Amplification denon AVR-4311 pre-out to Elektra Theatron 7 channel amp
Speakers B&W LCR600 centre and 603s3 mains, Niles in ceiling surrounds, SVS PC-Ultra Sub, Definitive Technology Supercube II Sub

Top 10 DVDs

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1. Gladiator: Extended Definitive Edition (Blu-ray) (2000)
Aussie Russ is perfect in a perfect movie.
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2. Starship Troopers (Blu-ray) (1997)
A guilty pleasure that never gets jaded.
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3. Saturday Night Fever: 30th Anniversary Special Edition (1977)
Great story, great lead acting, great music.
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4. Grease (1978)
Always engages a smile from opening credits to close.
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5. Lord of the Rings-The Motion Picture Trilogy: Extended Editions (Blu-ray) (2001)
What more can be said about this trilogy in all it's extended goodness.
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6. Robbie Williams-What We Did Last Summer: Live at Knebworth (2003)
Robbie is not the greatest singer, but as an entertainer he's up there with the best.
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7. Dead Man Walking (MGM) (1995)
Thought provoking and brilliantly acted.
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8. Matrix, The: 10th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray) (1999)
Ground breaking and still excellent entertainment.



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