Just a quick post after reading all the others..... A few years ago i was one of those cinema-junkies who would go week in, week out to see all the latest blockbusters and smaller films just to get that "big screen" feeling. true, nothing beats a film in thunderous sound on a big cinema screen.... well, until i upgraded my own home theatre. I read an earlier post that made mention of the fact that nothing can compare with a cinema outing, not even the greatest home theatre in the world can compete with most of the multiplex chains getting around the place. But i disagree. And now, after going to the local 30 screen cinema earlier to see The Matrix Revolutions, i am even more inclined to stay at home and wait for the DVD version. Fact 1: Two days after the release of Revolutions, the print that was used in our session already had a damaged audio track which resulted in 90% of the film being displayed in analogue instead of the more immersive digital track (I noticed only because the difference between the analogue and digital soundtracks was incredibly large)and the picture quality was nothing less than shocking. I noticed a fair degree of dirt and decay with the print already, and the overall presentation was substandard. I know how movies are supposed to look on a big screen. This didnt look anything like it should have. Fact 2: After going to the movies every week for four years, and seeing the degeneration of print quality over that period, i made a decision to stay at home, where my own home theatre puts out better than average sound, and watch movies only on DVD. Of course, "event" films such as LOTR and Matrix, and hell, even Star Wars, warrant trundling along to the cinema and sitting with the rest of the sardines, but the majority of the stuff that comes onto our screens is hardly worth plonking down your hard earned for. Fact 3: The DVD quality here in Australia of most films is superior to the local cinematic screening quality anyway. This makes my decision even easier. Fact 4: Bootlegging gives money to people who dont make decisions about what movies are made, or even to those who make them. It gives money to drug dealers and seedy people like that. I would prefer to hand over my money to a studio that gives me a decent DVD transfer so that they can make more movies. Supporting pirates and bootleggers is just ripping the industry off. I wont do it. Fact 5: If studios are indeed degrading the quality of their cinema prints to get at the pirates, then i will put my hand up to let them know that they have already lost one cinema patron, but gained a DVD fanatic. My home theatre is good enough to replace my cinema going experiences. Thanks for your time.