Like most people in this forum i'm into high quality audio and dont mind spending a bit of cash on getting great quality. The problem is, I'm starting to think this is all a bit of a waste considering how poor the quality is on on the source material - the Dolby 5.1 soundtrack on a DVD. The maximum bit rate these are encoded at (in mpeg2) is 448 kbps for all 6 channels. This is basically equivalent quality to a 128 kbps stereo mp3 file. Which is far far from CD quality. So by getting a great dvd player / amp / speakers we're essentially still limited by the poor quality of the source material. I realise the next gen formats sort this problem out with higher bit rates, but with the current gen, have we been shining a turd?