I know that the issue of dynamics in recent releases has been debated a lot. Although, what I don't quite understand is why DVD-V titles are suffering from this trend as well. Wasn't the whole metadata concept implemented in order to create more options? It is depressing that I enjoy DVDs from a few years back more than recent releases with their current lack of dynamic range. Dolby Digital allows for the end user to select whether or not the audio is compressed within the decoder. I am just a bit curious as to why you think this trend is flooding into an area where it truly is useless. I understand, yet disagree with, why other media is compressed but media including metadata too? Why????? Are producers pushing the rerecording mixers into the loudness game causing the source material to lack dynamic range or is it the production of the DVD neglecting to account for metadata (primarily DRC)?