Last week I had posted a request for help regarding low bass using DVD-Audio. I received several helpful responses, and wanted to post a follow-up for anyone either experienceing the same issue or looking at picking up a low-end DVD-A player. The issue I encountered was, as I've been informed, a bass management issue. There seems to be a general understanding that more recent DVD-A players all incorporate bass management to address the lack of bass in DVD-A. I've discovered that manufacturers including Panasonic, Toshiba, and Pioneer do not incorporate bass management into their entry-level DVD-A capable players. In each case, the players have speaker set-up options, but they are so limited as to be virtually worthless from a bass management standpoint. If you're considering purchasing an entry-level DVD-A player, be aware that the conventional wisdom regarding all currently on-market players incorporating bass-management is not entirely accurate. Unfortunately this misconception is widely held even among salespeople at smaller stores that specialize in home A/V, to some degree the only way to confirm whether an individual entry-level player has bass management is to go through the player's setup feature (ideally at the store if a model is hooked up) and confirm what if any bass management it has. Having worked with players that lack bass management and those that have it, the presence of a customizable bass management feature makes a universe of difference, and is worth the relatively small additional expense.