I'm new to these players and so probably don't have something set correctly - but can't seem to find a solution. I have a s/h Zappiti Player connected to my TV via a HDMI cable but I'm finding that the volume output is much lower than it was with my PS3 on a large percentage of my media. Everything I played with the PS3 produced an 'average' volume so I hardly ever touched the TV's volume control. On the ZP most of my movies play very quiet.. but a few items play at a reasonable volume - my camcorder footage (X900) for example or recorded TV is good. With the PS3 the TV's normal listening volume would be about 30% but 55% plus for the ZP and seems quite lacking.. it's almost as if I'm hearing only front L&R channels instead of a downmixed stereo. My audio settings: Digital audio connector : HDMI (HD audio enabled) Digital audio output mode : PCM (decode) Audio decoding mode : Stereo Maximum Dig. outputs sample rate : 48kHz HDMI audio : Enabled Dynamic range control : Auto Volume control : Best quality (& 100% set) Volume indication : Percents DTS CD Audio conversion : Disabled Connecting the rear analog audio outputs to my Creative T40's seem to produce similar volume results but much fuller sound. The players front headphone socket outputs low volume so pretty much useless on the 2 sets of headphones I tried. My early movies were backed up with ripbot264 but more recent stuff via MakeMKV or ClownBD - which you can't really go wrong with, I'm guessing it's not my media as I had no problems before. This has me stumped, anyone have any ideas? I really want to stick to HDMI/TV audio for simplicity. Thanks. Latest stable firmware. Lazarus18 posted #528 a similar query - but wasn't commented upon.