I was just curious, as to what level you listen to your DVDs. With my wife around, I usually don't go below 40db. I prefer to go lower...around 34-35db. I am still new to Home Theater. I don't know how far I can push my system without causing damage. I have a Kenwood HTB-544 (100 watts * 6), but I know the speakers aren't the top of the line. I guess my two questions are: What volume level do you prefer and what volume level would you consider a safe cutoff level, before possible damage? Thanks for replies. BTW, I voted for the 4-disk LOTR-FOTR set...gotta have the commentaries and extra footage, but I'm not buying two sets... not with two movies to go.