Let me start by saying I was not prepared for what was coming. The overall size of this thing just knocked me over! It looks like a dorm fridge laying on its side! Once my neighbor and I got it inside,down the stairs and into the theater, I needed a break. Sooo, I just sat and looked at it for about 5 minutes to catch my breath, then prepared to hook the beast up. I spent about an hour slowly calibrating everything to what I thought was right and got a dvd. Lord of the Rings"Return of the King" was my first choice. The battle scene with the giant elephants was where I went. Oh yeah!! Thats what I'm talk'in about!! To say I was pleased is an understatement. I have never experienced lows of that caliber before. I also tested parts of "King Kong", "Spiderman", & "Jurassic Park". I still want to spend some time fine tuning, but my initial settings will get me through until I've watched 2 or 3 movies all the way through. Just let me say, if you have been have wondering whether or not to get an SVS, stop wondering, get it, and don't look back. You will not be sorry. I'd also like to thanks the folks at SVS for turning out such an excellent product. I now feel I have a home theater I can really be proud of.