It has occurred to me recently as I move around the Home Theater Forum, that there are some definite likes and dislikes, and that we are not always consistent. Let me illustrate my point. I think it's safe to say that most people here prefer movies (DVD's in particular) to be encoded in the OAR with as little digital enhancement as possible, ie: a "pure" transfer. There also seem to be many (though maybe not a majority) of people who seem to enjoy/prefer listening to music in 5-channel stereo or any other of the multitude of digital "enhancement" modes that most receivers come with today. Does this strike anybody as hypocritical? Now I'm not accusing/assuming that everybody who prefers OAR also likes to listen to 2-channel music is 5-channel surround (hopefully it just the opposite), but there must be some people prefer this double-standard. As a question to those people, do you have a rationale, or some way that you justify this apparent hypocrisy? I don't want you to think that I'm implying, or accusing, that what you doing is wrong, because it's fine by me as long as you enjoy it (and who am I to judge your hobby anyway). I'm just wondering in general if we give movies a higher spot in our untouchable Pantheon? Shouldn't we care about the artist's and producer's vision for an album/song as much as we puport to value the director's vision for movies? We spout on and on about proper calibration and speaker position for DD 5.1 and DTS, as movies are mixed to be played back in a particular way to "recreate" what the sound mixer hears. Yet many of us don't seem to care about recreating what the audio mixer hears, do we? This is not meant to turn into an Audiophile-Videophile debate, and there's only our opinions, but I'm wondering what other people's views are.