I think it's safe to say this and if it isn't, I'd love to know how to get sound that is even in the ballbark of a pro-logic laserdisc from dvd. I just can't imagine how this new high tech device can't even reproduce a soundtrack in dd5.1 that is as good as a laserdisc dolby surround track. I was out of the home theater game for a while and when I returned and became a dvd lover, I couldn't figure out what was wrong with the sound in my system. Others thought it sounded great, but it's just missing something, it just doesn't sound very good. I'll be damned if I can't get equivalent sound out of this format!! I think this format has taken a back seat when it comes to audio. It seems like the audio portions of most dvd's are an afterthought. I used to get lost in a good laserdisc where now I sit on the couch and constantly think of how the sound is mediocre. "Rich" is not a term that I have heard to describe any mix on dvd, yet it is this quality that I dearly miss.