December 01, 2011
by EH Staff
The tour following the release of Usher’s album, Raymond Vs. Raymond, provides a high-energy performance that rotates through the hits. Sweeping camera shots follow performers onstage and off while providing some footage of the audience. Of course nothing can beat being at a concert in person, but good editing and recording can make it feel like the show is taking place in your living room.
Home Theater Forum’s Matt CR reviewed the Blu-ray release and had these thoughts:
Presented in MPEG4-AVC @ 25.4 AWBR, the blu-ray makes great use of the bandwidth and gives us a pretty solid appearance. In 1080I, the O2 Arena in London looks sensational, the audience gets some good looks and the picture quality stays very good.
The mix gives us a great feel for the music as it likely felt in the arena. There are moments, as you go on, where the lack of audience seems to make it feel as though the music was dubbed in after the fact, and then mercifully the audio-mix changes to give a more airy, open feel that allows the vibe of the audience and arena to filter in.
You can read the complete review here and discuss it in the forum.