I rarely watch a pre-recorded DVD on my E30. In fact to date, I have only ever watched three in the twelve months I have owned it. Whilst the picture reproduction is always first rate, I have some reservations about sound levels. The DVD's are being played as I said earlier on my E30, and watched on a Panasonic widescreen 28" PL1 nicam set. I find I have to wack the volume up to around the threequarter mark to obtain normal sound levels. If I forget to reduce it again at the end of the film, then my ears get blasted as I return to t.v. broadcasts. Anyone shed any light on this puzzle.