I watched "The Replacement Killers" last night. Film itself was pretty run of the mill but the soundtrack was so excessive, I nearly saw myself looking for a new sub today. The bass overwhelmed the whole thing. Now here's my argument: You often see reviewers writing lines like "trouser flapping bass" or "a low frequency channel that will rock your foundations". BUT - has anybody ever read "a centre channel mix to die for!", or "the sorround left mix in this film was the best I've ever heard"? I didn't think so. SO - why do disc makers play around with the ".1" cahnnel? There are a few films I could name, Independence Day being top of the list, where the bass has been so excessive that it has actually ruined my enjoyment of a movie rather than enhance it. I remember an argument recently between Dolby and DTS recently. It was to do with the re releases of Twister and the Lethal Weapon Movies. Several tests were done and (apparantly) it was proved that DTS had upped the volume of the LFE channel and the rears to make it sound "better". I ahve never heard these re releases so can't comment personally. But it appears to me that Dolby may be just as guilty of hoicking up a channel or 2 to make the sound more dynamic. To me, I'd rather just hear what I did in the Cinema.