Disney WOW: World of Wonder [Blu-ray]
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All home theaters should have a disc like this. WOW is a tutorial disc that helps you to set up your HD system to its maximum potential. It helps you calibrate the sound and the picture, and does so with easy step-by-step guides. --Best Blu-ray Movies, Yahoo News
Kudos to Disney, Using a combination of the beginner and advanced calibration tools, I dialed in the Samsung TV to some accurate, eye-popping levels, Disney's WOW disc is great for installers and home theater enthusiasts. The disc produced some stunning results. --Robert Archer, CE Pro
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I will preface this by saying I had already used calibrated settings from CNET as well as users on the AVS forums to tweak my TV already. Before using the WoW Blu-Ray I would say I was about 95% satisfied with the picture my TV delivered using the settings I found online. The main reason I bought the blu-ray is I was just interested in seeing all the (albeit non-professional) test patterns used to calibrate a TV and so forth. I went in to this purchase not expecting any vast improvements in Picture Quality over my already somewhat tweaked settings. I know this disc is no substitute for a ISF professional calibration and was not expecting such results.
First, for people who havent purchased, head over to Disney's website and search for this blu-ray. On its Disney page, you'll find at the bottom a link to download the "WoW Technical Manual." This is basically an instruction booklet on how to use the blu-ray, and I found it to be a nice read before I actually received the blu-ray itself. It goes over a lot of the test patterns and how they work.
Here are the contents of the blu-ray:
The discover section basically gives you an overview of what HDTV is, how a picture is composed, etc.Read more ›
The blu-ray is very easy to navigate. If you need to return to a previous step, it's very easy to do so. After you calibrate your television, there are clips from several Disney movies such as Bolt and Pirates of the Caribbean to view your settings in action. The second disc on the blu-ray called Visions: Inspired By Nature is a stunning HD demo reel. There are scenes of waterfalls, an ocean sunset, flower fields, desert vistas, mountain vistas, a fireplace scene, plus more. You can play each individual scene or run a loop. The second disc is approximately 64 minutes long. The second disc is something you can play in the background if you are having guests over or play it while reading a book or just relaxing.
Overall, I highly recommend this to anyone who owns a high def television who hasn't tweaked their settings. You will learn which each setting on your television does and it learn about surround sound. Like the previous reviewer stated, If you have already calibrated your TV from settings you found online, this disc probably won't help you every much.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great product, easy to use, really improved picture over factory settingsPublished 9 hours ago by David M.
When I put the Blu-ray disc into my Sony Blu-ray - I get the meassage "invalid" and that's it. I cannot get it to work. Help!Published 3 days ago by Mary Margaret Leander
Bought this for help with prober timing of a home theater system, it works and has several other features as well.Published 6 days ago by Benjamin R Kearns
A great calibration tool, if you want to tweak your TV, you should invest in this DVD. It may seem a little technical at times but is worth it.Published 8 days ago by S. W. Strickland
Great for less price ,the guy charge me 350$ i do for 10$ anb 3 hours. To set that greatPublished 10 days ago by DANIEL
Not so easy to use like they say it is. I am what I consider some what of a techy and I found it a little difficult.Published 17 days ago by gary heyman
Takes some time to figure out. Need another afternoon to get my tv tk spec.Published 19 days ago by Derek G.
I like this disc because it has different levels of calibration depending on the users skill level. I wish I knew more about calibration though as I'm sure in the expert levels of... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Brian Pfau
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|Disney WOW - which is the latest version?||
The latest Blu-Ray version is the 2012 version with 1 disk. I'm guessing the same content sans the extra disk with stuff no one watched (non-calibration disk with scenery to show off the TV).
Feb 25, 2014 by R. Sattler | See all 6 posts
|How would this work with a 4K UHD television?||
I cannot say with 100% certainty, but I know many people use 480p calibration DVD's to calibrate their 1080p sets, so this is the same idea using this 1080p calibration disc on a 4K set. In a perfect world you would want a 4K disc, but I imagine this would work out just fine.
At any rate for the... Read More
May 6, 2014 by Timothy F. Lose | See all 6 posts
|Which TV setting to use?||
Jan 9, 2014 by Randall James | See all 5 posts
|I'm having trouble with the contrast setup||
This is a long time after your post, but did you figure it out? Try turning the backlight to 3 to start out with (out o 10) then turn contrast all the way down. Start turning it up until you see just the first bar on the right set of bars. Does that help?
Apr 8, 2014 by Ben Kelley | See all 3 posts
|Now Available through Disney Movie Rewards||
It is either sold out or not available anymore on DMR - checked today and and a couple of days ago. :( I would love to get this and it will probably be worth the wait however.
Dec 6, 2010 by Ben Kelley | See all 4 posts
|Calibrate with DVD version in a Blu-ray player||Be the first to reply|
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