At CEDIA EXPO next week Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will introduce the Disney World of Wonder (WOW) Disc, to optimizing high-definition home entertainment systems.
Available November 2 on Blu-ray and DVD, the WOW disc is designed to help consumers get the best quality experience from their home theater systems providing everyone from beginners and enthusiasts to experts and custom installers alike with valuable high-quality calibration tools.
The WOW disc is offered in a variety of product configurations that includes exclusive content on a bonus disc, an added Disney film and/or an HDMI cable.
Viewers can learn the basics of high definition and home theater alongside classic Disney character GOOFY, then follow basic instructions to maximize home theater performance through an easy to follow on-screen menu. The disc packaging also includes an in-depth illustrated handbook. The WOW disc is applicable to everything from flat-panel displays and OLED screens to projection equipment and CRT-based TV sets, as well as multiple sound formats, ranging from stereo to 7.1-channel surround.
The Advanced section contains AV Tools that address professional evaluation and calibration tasks for specific monitors, displays, and projectors. Illustrations in the included 56-page booklet and the on-screen guide provide clear examples of properly and improperly calibrated AV test patterns.
The WOW disc AV tools include:
Pixel Flipper – This feature exercises all of the pixels on the screen, attempting to eliminate “burn-in” and “stuck” pixels.
Viewing Angle Diagnostic – An easy to use diagnostic tool for determining viewing angle on the owner’s monitor.
The Video Encoder Stress Test – This test is specifically designed to push the limits of a professional video encoding system. Users will encounter the most difficult possible video encoding challenges running simultaneously on the screen, allowing them to compare results to the WOW Benchmark Reference.
Direct Access - This control allows experienced users to bypass the regular menus and go to a list of all A/V Tools where they can access the tool of their choice directly.
The Disney WOW World of Wonder disc will be presented in several packaged configurations with either a single disc version or a two-disc version available. The two-disc packaging features two discs: the WOW instructional A/V calibration and demonstration disc, which includes clips from Disney titles including Toy Story, UP, Bolt and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, and, as special added content, an exclusive disc called VISIONS: Inspired by Nature, featuring breathtaking natural and digitally created landscapes with original music scores and ambient sounds.