I agree with jillbrazil. Some movies don’t deliver like you would want. One example is the Back to the Future Trilogy. It not so much that the coding is bad, but we know what it can be, and it is not the same. It is like getting really nice subs set up only for the movie to not have a great sub track. Perhaps this is part of what the D-Box coders look at when coding the MFX. If the movie is older and the soundtrack is not very energetic, perhaps they mellow the MFX to match. I am sure there are exceptions to this thought process as well.
Another thought that I have mentioned and continue to express is that I wish that instead of Max being reference, I would like for us to be able to run our D-Box systems hot. Very similar to how some folks run their subs hot due to their preference. The main downside I see here is more wear and tear on our systems. Perhaps some scenes like the crash scene in the Flight of the Phoenix could injure people!
From my understanding, the system will protect itself if things get too rough by turning off the actuators temporarily.
I also agree that it is still worth it even after the small gripes. There are plenty of great codings out there that can scare you, toss you around, bring you into the action and really make you smile!