The real CPU power hog is the playback part of TME, "Theater" I think they call it. My CPU gets maxed, I think even with the 22.214.171.124 software. What's odd is if I turn on "hardware acceleration" in the TME setup menu mid play my video is silky smooth and has no judder, but I can't for the life of my launch a file with it already turned on. Anyone?
In A/V reproduction accuracy, there IS no concept of "accounting for personal taste/preference". As art consumers we don't "pick" the level of bass, nor the tint/brightness of a scene's sky, any more than we pick the ending of a novel or Mona Lisa's type of smile. "High fidelity" means "high truthfulness", faithful to the original artist's intent: an unmodified, neutral, accurate copy of the original master, ideally being exact and with no discernable alterations, aka "transparency".