I’ve been enjoying and participating in Mark Winstanley’s surround thread for the last six months or so. I believe Mark eventually intends to review everything. I’ve been helping out a little by reviewing a few titles he doesn’t have (yet). It often happens that discussion spills over into live performances that aren’t “surround” productions per se. So, I’m thinking a companion thread that discusses those would be nice. Since I more or less stopped buying “live” albums in favor of performances that come with video a long time ago, I have semi-decent library of music with video of some sort. However, I have lots of stuff that I have probably only watched once. In addition, I’ve bought more than a few multi-disc sets that include some video that I’ve never watched at all. The other thing is that I have a partially new AV system (my old stereo system expanded) that required a large capital expenditure relative to my usual annual music software and hardware acquisition budget. I would like to put through its paces with what I already have. That plan probably won’t work out entirely because I can already see that I have several DVD titles that really ought to be replaced with a bluray. Here’s what I expect to cover: 1. Live performances with video 2. Movies with a music theme 3. Band documentaries 4. Music video collections Given that range of subject material, it should be evident that I’m not going to review everything. I’m just going to review what I have, which is about 70 titles. If I do one per week, it will take over a year to get through what I have on discs. At some point, I may also do some streaming. In particular, I think I can access Qello on my Sony player via Amazon prime, which has something like 2000 titles. Even if i'm only interested in 5% of them, that could keep me busy for a while. It’s OK with me if other posters want to put up their own reviews – I'll just put my two cents in later if I have it. I will also rate each title for five categories, probably with a 1-3 scale: 1) The music 2) The visual performance 3) The sound quality 4) The video quality 5) The surround quality The first two categories are totally subjective, and maybe #5 too. But dynamic range is a component of #3, and #4 is mostly about the number of pixels, but lighting and contact can be important too. I’ll start with one that pushes all my buttons: Steven Wilson - Home Invasion. The Saturday thing is more of a guideline than a rule, but I’ll at least start out that way. I actually watched it last night, but I'm still writing up the notes.