go to the setup menu, "General" tab or whatever, and then go to "Maintenance", and finally "Update"
It will show you what firmware you have, from there.
The Dolby Digital + track is good. Although, I think in my instance it lacks some bass. YMMV. I think it's most dependant on your setup, room, listening habits, etc.
I would be very surprised if it ended up being defective disks or misprints... There are parts of the movie that are Earth-Shaking and then there are parts you might expect to be, which aren't so much....
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