Firstly, i would like to thank Hans (you know who you are) who has been a real sport in assisting me in obtaining the Norwegian single disc version of Black Hawk Down containing a DTS track and my/and any thoughts on this are in no way "diminishing" his kind efforts and good will. I have spent the last 2 hours "flipping" through various/any scenes to compare the tracks - it is somewhat annoying that i cannot do this on the fly and have to return to various menu's to switch tracks but i am made in mind of these early thoughts. For reference my kit now consists of: (amoungst other "stuff") Kef ref 203's main L/R Kef ref 202c center Kef ref 201's back surrounds Kef TDM34ds side surrounds Tag AV32r dual sharc. 2.3 kw of Rotel power amps (likely to be changed in the not to distant future) 4 x Servo 15's sub's. Toshiba sd900 dvd player (also likely to go at some point) Contary to Tee's/www.electronicreality.co.uk "rave" reviews i am somewhat dissapointed to say the least. If ever there were an example of two distinctly different "mixes" then this must surely be it, whilst i do not know if they are sourced from an identical master there are lots of "variations" present. Firstly (on my kit - and i will not discount some sort of early generation Tag bug present, but have not noticed similar on other dual format discs) The DTS track seems to be at least 4db LOWER if not more than the Dolby varaint. Comparing the more animated moments the DTS track just does not have the "snap" or "bite" of the Dolby offering, even when applying THX processing (to Dolby obviously) i would still say that it had more shine and attack than the DTS track. The Tag is telling me DD is at 384kbs (lower than the R!) and DTS is at 768kbs (no surprise there then) I would also say that the rear channels are played down on the DTS track - to almost non-existance in some examples - take the first few seconds of chapter 9, with DD you clearly have a 360 presence of wind/breeze that is hardly there with DTS. some of the "differences" i am aware, will be a matter of perhaps personal taste and idea's on fidelity. In the DTS options favour i would say that i prefer what is going on with the sub channel, it does seem slightly tighter and a less bombastic and better intergrated presentation (although some might "hear" this as "less" bass) I gueass i will have to sit through it twice over and perhaps make another judgement based on the whole event rather than individual spots. For those of you who have (or heard) this i would be interested in your opinions as i have just done a search here and found the "usual" - "rocks" and "blows DD out of the water" stuff and cannot agree. Regards Steve.