You're going to hate me for asking another dumb question, but here goes: last night I rented The Recruit on R1 DVD and was totally blown away by the DTS soundtrack. There's a brilliant modern score (don't know who by) with mainly light trance / dance sounds - and I was totally hooked, and thrilled that my speakers were finally getting used correctly (Mordaunt Short 908f / MS902r / MS905c) for music (albeit on a DVD). I then did a dumb thing and played The Strokes (lo-fi production, scratchy and 70's sounding) using the CD player through my receiver (Sony str-db1070 - aaargh!) and was horrified. Why should DVDs sound so much better? Is it - paradoxically - because of the compression used? If I recorded my CDs onto minidiscs and played them back through the Sony would I get the rounder, warmer sound I'm after, whilst I plot my next purchase? Detail is all very well but if you get tired after listening to two tracks, I'd take a warmer sound any day. I've tried the 'analogue direct' option on the receiver, but the sound is just as bad, and I obviously can't even turn down the treble! Sorry if this is the wrong forum, but it's a hybrid amp/dvd/cd question. To all those who answered my related question a few days ago, cheers - I've taken onboard what you said.