Hello all. I watched "Alien" Directors Cut off the Quad set last night. I thought the picture quality is quite good with more detail than the original version. The new scenes definitely enhanced the story. The "cocoon" scene with Skeritt and Stanton was something else. I did not experience any DTS drop-outs as mentioned here on the thread as I kept a close eye on the processor's display. Surround activitiy was minimal whereupon it was mostly fills for an athmospheric ambiance. This to me was acceptable given the film is over 20 years old not to mention that the soundtrack was mono to begin with. Equipment used was: Mitsubishi 55" HDTV Diamond Widescreen Kenwood DV-5900M Progressive Scan with Faroudja DCDI Anthem AVM-20 V.2 Surround Sound Processor Parasound HCA-1206 + 2 HCA-1500A amps ...still have to watch the next three. Will report if there are any problems. Cheers.