"Let me assure you there was a HUGE shockwave when I saw this at the Empire on 26th July and with 56KW of JBL THX there wouldn’t be anything less than perfection on the low end. The wave jolted me back in the rocker chair with pleasing smile that extended beyond the width of the largest THX screen in the UK!
It’s not the fault of the HD-DVD it’s more likely you’re home cinema, so re-calibrate it. The Empire often gets Dolby, in to align most films for the cinemas acoustics, something that most of you probably don’t do. You take all this (LFE.1) for granted and that’s what it really boils down to.
It’s an unpredictable channel that can happen at any moment, to support what ever the mixers or the director wishes, to add more support and drama to the films soundtrack." - JBLSound.
Ashley why are you even commenting on this, you don't own a HD-DVD player (much less a HDTV). Considering this is a problem (the shockwave scene) is a problem that most people are having, it's not our equipment but the engineer who mixed the soundtrack for the HD-DVD. I have tried this on both my systems (using an HD-DVD player XA-1 and an A-2) and using two different recievers (Denon 4802R via optical and Multichannel Analog PCM and Denon 3808ci via HDMI) same thing on both sytems, the bass is lacking in the shockwave scene. So please leave your comments to yourself till you actually buy a system that isnt run through six seperate PROLOGIC gears and can actually hear an HD-DVD player that is using DD+. Thanks.