Ok, might be a bit premature cos I haven't done a lot of comparing and stuff yet (with many different dvd's), but my first impressions are that I get much better sounding bass in dd-mode, instead of dts. Does anyone have the same experience or is my hearing seriously messed up? I don't know yet how the two modes compare when it comes to mid and high-sounds or what the difference in surround-experience is, just speaking of bass here. For example: I played the scene from my lotr-dvd (ext. ed.) where Sauron gets destroyed (well, his body), and in dd-mode you really feel that shock wave (like you should) when he disintegrates. In dts it is not that impressive, really. Not awful, but the difference is very noticeable. Also when thunder rumbles, or lava is boiling around barad-dur. With dd you really experience it and with dts it's so-so. I was really surprised, cos I thought dts was superior to dd most of the time. Whenever I bought a dvd with dts I automatically played it with dts, assuming it was the better sounding sound track. But now I'm not too sure anymore. Can somebody explain this? Later, Bart.