First of all, my intent of this thread is not to debate which format is superior. I've read enough of that debate and do not wish to turn this thread into a flame war. The conclusions seem to boil down to two opinions: 1. Some believe DTS is superior to DD, period. 2. Some believe they perform pretty much the same and any audible differences can be attributed to different mixes. The comment I've not heard is "...the DTS track on this DVD sounds worse than the DD track..." I've ordered a new pre/proc and will now have DTS decoding available. My previous processor only did DD. So my question is this: Has anyone heard an example of the DTS track on a DVD sounding worse than the DD track (for whatever reason)? This is my thinking. If DTS sounds the same or better than DD, I may as well get the DTS version of a DVD when given a choice. Make sense? Thanks for your comments. JimmyK PS- Remember, please keep this thread civil and focused on the question posed. Thanks!