I just bought a new setup recently, however I'm having some difficulty getting the desired output.. I've connected everything correctly and have optimized the speaker placement in my 15x13 media room. However, upon running a DVD for the first time to test everything out I find I'm having to turn the volume up practically all the way (-17.0 db), to get it loud enough to understand the dialogue. That and it seems to be lacking in the oomph dept.. What I'm getting so far, is comparable to my 8 year old, 400 Watt, Sony HTIB. I know these speakers and receiver are capable of more than this, so I'm a little aggravated at the results thus far. I used Yamaha's YPAO auto-calibration to tune the speakers and currently have the Surround Decode preset on. I've tinkered with the presets a bit, as well as the audio settings in my PS3 but to no avail I seem to be hitting a roadblock. My knowledge is intermediate and basic at best and am just getting into the HT venue. However I'd greatly appreciate any help or advice someone can offer. My setup is listed in my signature below.