Hey everyone. I have a Panasonic 50" WS LCD HDTV. I am having no problems with that. It is something else. I just purchased a Sony 5.1 componet HTIB system - in fact it is this one here - http://shop2.outpost.com/product/478...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG. I then managed to purchase two Polk Audio R15's on sale for $40 for the pair at Frys. I used them as my two front speakers running 16 gauge wire to them. I used the center speaker Sony provided and have NOTHING as the rear/surround speakers because I live in an apartment and am having a hard time setting that up. I just purchased a Sony DVD player with HDMI and progressive scan and HD up conversion - also found here - http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Sony-...oductDetail.do and that is my setup. I am running Matix Optical to the reciever from the DVD player - also found here - http://shop2.outpost.com/product/466...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG Now. Here in lies my problem. When listen to a regular cd - the audio seems fine. I turn it up to around 30-35 on the reciever and can hear it fine. However, when I put in a dvd to the same player - the dvd audio is way low, and I almost have to max it out on my reciever to hear ANYTHING. This can't be good. I have it set to Dolby Digital on the reciever - but yet again, I am pretty much only using the two front speaker, the sub, and the center speaker - NO REAR SPEAKERS. Why is the audio so low? Am I missing a setting somewhere? Is it the Optical cables - since they are NOT monster cables? Also, would any of this have to do with the speakers being mixed - two Polk Audio R15's as the front L/R and the Sony speaker as the center? All in all this is my first HT setup and I found a great deal on all of the equipment and did because I live in an apartment and cant really go with high high end right now - it would be pointless. Thanks for your thoughts and answers, and I hope to build a great relationship here.