Note: I also posted this in the Software forum, inc ase it *is* a disk issue. I am posting it here inc ase it is a hardware problem I am overlooking. Mod's, feel freee to delete if you think it's in the wrong area. First off, I did a couple searches, and read through about a dozen threads about the sound dropouts, and this is not my issue. I have the regular edition (a gift) and everything is fine when I start it up. The previews all play perfect in DD (the lights on my Denon 1802 all come on and I can audibly tell). The menu screen of the graphics rushing toward you and raising from the water are both perfect as well. COntinue on to the "THX" logo, and their little demo of intense sound. Still all good. But, sadly, here is the issue. As soon as the actual movie starts (when they are all rushing away from the tidal wave) the sound dies. If I turn my reciever up to +14 (as high as it will go) I can just barely hear hear it (literally, can just pick out voices and sounds from the movie). Everything appears to be fine (my reciever is on auto, and picks it up as a Dolby Digital soundtrack) and every other part of the movie (intro, thx demo, previews) work 100% flawless. WHen I switch it from DD to Stereo, it plays back at the normal sound level, and the same with "Virtual Surround", but back to Dolby Digital 5.1, and the sound is gone again. I swapped in three other DD movies (Jeepers Creepers, Shrek disk #1 and Ninja Scroll, and all three worked perfectly, ruling out that it is a hardware issue just for dolby digital (I hope). (I've also checked the reciever with a DTS disk and it works fine then as well) My DVD player is a JVC XV-S40. This is quite frustrating, and any help is much appriciated.