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Wow: World of Wonder [Blu-ray]

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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (613 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Format: Blu-ray, NTSC
  • Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio)
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: April 3, 2012
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (613 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00462PTDQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,959 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

The Disney WOW: World of Wonder disc is a definitive "how to" guide for in-home high definition (HD) optimization of home entertainment systems featuring the help of classic Disney character Goofy and including HD demonstration clips from popular Disney titles including Toy Story, Up, Bolt and Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End. The easy to follow on-screen guide is designed to help consumers get the best quality experience from their home theater systems by providing everyone from beginners and enthusiasts to experts and custom installers alike with valuable high quality calibration tools.

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534 of 548 people found the following review helpful
By JC
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Recently purchased a 55" Samsung UN55C6800 LED TV and was looking for a calibration disc. I was about the purchase the DVE HD Basics Blu-Ray but saw a press release concerning this DVD, so I decided to wait until this one came out and give it a go.

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:

DISCOVER
The discover section basically gives you an overview of what HDTV is, how a picture is composed, etc.
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260 of 278 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Next best thing to a professional calibration. December 11, 2010
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I'm an ISF-certified HDTV calibrator and can highly recommend this disc to anyone with an HDTV who wants to get their display adjusted for better images but doesn't want to invest in having a professional calibration done. I've got several other DIY "calibration" DVDs and this one is by far the easiest to use (particularly for first-timers) and does a better than average job of fine-tuning your HDTV. It's the best investment you can possibly make in optimizing the performance of your new DLP, LCD, LED/LCD or plasma HDTV and you'll be rewarded with much better images than your display exhibited out of the box. And, while it won't allow you to properly adjust the color management system or fine-tune the grayscale performance that professional calibrators are able to do (with a $10,000+ plus investment in equipment and training!), it will get you much closer to industry standards and eliminate some of the more common adjustment problems such as the "torch mode" that most HDTV sets exhibit out of the box. Highly recommended and definitely well worth the small investment of time and money. You'll also be better informed about what it takes to make great pictures (and convincing surround sound) and your home entertainment quotient is bound to increase significantly. Try it, you'll definitely like it. Who knows? You might even be so impressed with how much your HDTV performance has increased that you'll go to the Imaging Science Foundation website (www dot imagingscience dot com) and contact a professional calibrator to take you the rest of the way to the maximum performance your new HDTV is capable of with a professional ISF calibration.
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96 of 105 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great calibration Blu-Ray for beginners! November 13, 2010
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
If you've recently purchased or own an LCD, LED, Plasma, or DLP television, buy this Blu-Ray. Disney's calibration disc is very user friendly and easy to use. As the previous reviewer did, my TV was already calibrated from settings I found on CNET and AVSForum. I was interested to see how my settings compared to the settings changed using this Blu-Ray. My already tweaked settings were pretty close to the settings after calibrating my TV from the blu-ray. I just had to tweak a few things. Regardless, I still give this disc 5 stars. The directions are very easy to follow, plus the blu-ray comes with an instruction booklet. I recommend reading the instruction booklet before using the blu-ray to calibrate your television.

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.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy TV adjustment
Easy TV adjustment. Make a big difference in viewing pleasure.
Published 6 hours ago by J. Frazer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Excellent way to setup your TV to ensure the picture is accurate.
Published 1 day ago by sdbigguy
5.0 out of 5 stars This disk is easy to setup and follow the instructions
If you aren't calibrating your HDTV somehow or other, you're missing out! Newer TV sets are optimized to look really bright and vibrant and more colorful than each other next to... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Ford Prefect
3.0 out of 5 stars No 4K option
no 4k option
Published 4 days ago by Christian A. Pederson
1.0 out of 5 stars I'm not sure why but each of the tests only ...
I'm not sure why but each of the tests
only gave me one shade of the spectrum. Instead of the
two required to calibrate my picture properly. I'm very disapointed.
Published 4 days ago by Jon Trammell
4.0 out of 5 stars After the new adjustments using the WOW disk the picture from the...
I'm rating the Disney WOW calibration disk. I used this on my new Epson 5030ub projector. I only used the basic setting calibation but the results were outstanding. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Ronald R. Cunningham
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It helped!!!
Published 7 days ago by Greg
2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't do much on my fairly new home theater which ...
Didn't do much on my fairly new home theater which was calibrated using the mic which came with the system. Also the projectors default setting where unchanged using this cd.
Published 9 days ago by Sreekesh Kaimal
2.0 out of 5 stars I know many love these for getting their TV to looks its best
Not a fan. I know many love these for getting their TV to looks its best, but for me is has not done all that well. Read more
Published 11 days ago by TShrimp
3.0 out of 5 stars There May Be Better Options For The Tech Savy
Marginally useful
Published 14 days ago by D. Horn
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whats the difference between the one disc and two discs version?
From David N.'s review "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... Read More
Dec 26, 2012 by Amuro |  See all 2 posts
Disney WOW -- 2010 vs 2012?
There is no difference in the calibration disc itself. The 2012 release simply removed the extra disc "Visions" that was included in the 2010 packaging.
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