Marine Aquarium [Blu-ray]
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All sequences are static scenes, no pan & scan, no narration. There is an accompanying musical score which was written especially for this disk by the award winning Gutleut Studios in Frankfurt, Germany which ebbs and flows along with the scenes and the accompanying ocean sounds.
The total running time of the entire disc is 114 minutes. Each of the three scenes last 38, 33, and 43 minutes respectively. It is shot in 4K resolution with the audio track presented in 5.1 DTS-HD High-Res Audio Surround Sound. Picture quality in my opinion is near perfect - you can distinguish the floating particulate and plankton in the water. The near neon color of fish is extremely well represented.
Having owned a 180 gallon saltwater "marine" aquarium for 15 years I can say that nothing is more immersive than the real thing! However, having said that, this is the next best thing and is EXTREMELY more affordable . After I initially watched this. I replayed it and sat in my favorite chair to enjoy a little reading. I found myself constantly looking away from my book to enjoy and take in the sights and sounds of the "virtual" aquarium being presented on my screen. If you've ever owned an aquarium you know exactly what I am referring to.
At any rate, overall, I would give this a 4.5 out of 5.0 for PQ & AQ and recommened it to all...especially if you want an ocean experience on a goldfish bowl budget!
I immediately noticed an annoying buzz and pops on one of the sound tracks.
Though it is hi-def, the depth of field is very shallow so much of the image is out of focus.
It appears to be an amateur production. I'm returning this to Amazon.
It has three aquarium choices...and that is it for the options. No way to turn off the audio.
Why does every aquarium DVD producer think we want to hear this new age music along with the video? And why do they never show the whole aquarium? So you get fish going on and off the screen. I want a virtual high-def aquarium...which means aquarium sounds and a view of the entire aquarium - minus the edges. This music is annoying.
My blu-ray player is a PS3, and with many game titles you have the option of playing your own music while you are also playing the game. That is what I am looking for. A virtual high-def aquarium with aquarium sounds, mixed with my own playlist of songs from the PS3 hard drive.
On the plus side, there was a blue fish on the first "tank" which kept chasing other fish around which provided some laughter. At times the lighting made it look so real that I had to get close to my TV and stare in awe. I'm curious to see how it looks on a higher end TV like a 50"+ OLED or LED using a Digital cable. I'm using a 42" Sammy TOC with 120Mhz on HDMI hooked up to my PS3. So overall, it's great for just a virtual "tank" to having looping on your TV with guest over or when you need relaxing images and music when alone.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this is so boring... even for an "aquarium" blu-ray. the 3 scenes are "under water" yet there's loud seagull sounds coming from the back surround speakers. Read morePublished 12 months ago by C. Walters
My family loves it when this is on! We used to keep an aquarium. This disk is much less yucky work.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
My kids love it, very calming background for family time and play. My toddlers love the real Aquarium downtown, so I thought I would see if this would be an entertaining and... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Erik T. Heidt
We recently installed a 7000 series Samsung. My wife wanted it for cable but I wanted it for an aquarium. Read morePublished on August 12, 2013 by d d g
I gave this film 4 stars because of the beautifull photography that is a relaxing way to spend ah hour or so. Read morePublished on December 8, 2012 by Tony Marquise Jr.
I purchased this blueray disk to test out my HDTV several years ago....It looked great then. I would put it on and leave it running. Read morePublished on September 5, 2012 by G. Young
It is surely a great production given different view of aquarium. As many review have already stated the best usage for this video is to run it on your tv to emulate a live... Read morePublished on June 14, 2010 by Michael