Les Miserables performed at the O2 (formerly known as The Millennium Dome) in South London, England, presented on Blu-ray with a 1.78:1 aspect ratio and full 1080p high definition with VC-1 encoding.
"The video quality on this release is spectacular with a great deal of sharpness and clarity," Howell said.
Blu-ray audio offers a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track (48kHz, 5Mbps) for its main source.
"The DTS track is outstanding with phenomenal acoustics as recorded live," Howell said. "The sense of immersion is wonderful and one really gets the sense that you're sitting in the audience, especially considering the abundance of noise from the crowd. Pitch, bass, and balance are wonderful all around and the orchestral score is breathtaking. This presentation should put our new equipment through its paces."
Howell also thanked John Mendez for purchasing Les Miserables for Friends to show in the auditorium.