....you need to crank certain DVD soundtracks up so high in order to "get anything out of em"? I am beginning to think I need separate power amps to get the audio Im looking for, and I only live in a smallish studio apartment... My Onkyo TX-SR600 is calibrated and tweaked, yet I cant help but feel that most of the time, the power is just not enough....is it normal, during DVD playback with Dolby Digital soundtracks, to be able to easily talk over the quieter parts if there is a guest sitting with you watching? I could cite dozens of examples, but last night was a good one....I was watching "Gone in 60 Seconds" (remake with Nic Cage; Buena Vista, Dolby Digital 5.1) with a friend who came over to do Dominos and use my toilet to shit multiple times, and I brought my TX-SR600 up to "50" on the volume display, which is where Dolby soundtracks begin to just heat up on my system, because it was early enough in the night where I wouldnt disturb anyone...STILL, at "50", the dialogue was EASILY able to be talked over by me and him, and even when there were chase sequences or when the "Sphinx" character blows up Johnny B's Benz at that bar (which features massive explosions in the surrounds), it still seemed like my friend, right next to me on the couch, was able to talk to me over all the shit going on onscreen...is this normal in home theater? Is dialogue always softer in the mix, allowing you to hear everything around you in your envoronment --- air conditioner, cars outside, talking of a guest next to you, etc? What is the remedy for this, aside from upgrading gear to A) a more powerful receiver or B) separate power amps with BIG power output....should I just keep raising the volume on my TX-SR600 until it gets to ear-bleeding levels, and not worry about what that number on the display says? DTS soundtracks do not seem to have quite the same problem; well-made DTS mixes, like Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down or Jurassic Park, do not require the same amount of volume power as Dolby Digital DVDs. Is it normal to need to crank certain soundtracks to high levels on receivers in order to really get "immersed" in the soundtrack and overpower all voices or ambient sounds?