It seems we are so hung on specs now we are not taking things into perspective. Our main goal has always been to recreate the movie theater experience at home. Have we not exceeded that at home now? The first big jump was pro logic(wow, has it been 12 years now?) then Dolby Digital, and now Dts 6.1. A 100" picture was just something most of us dreamed about 10 years ago, now lo and behold, we can buy a very good 100" picture for below two thousand dollars. I'm currently waiting to get my Hs10 in January and getting my dvds ready, but I'm sure I'll be like everybody else, seeing what is coming out, and seeing how my Hs10 can be improved. So my question is what is the contrast ratio we see at the theater? I know there were many movies I watched in the past that had little shadow detail, especially submarine movies(Crimson tide, U571). We seem to be dwelling on contrast ratios but are they not better than we are seeing at our local theater?