I'm just curious: I would like to know at what volume level do you listen to your HTs while watching a DVD and/or playing CDs? I've been averaging between -35 to -30db volume level with DVDs and CDs (the loudest when the family is out is -20 db). Any louder, my ears would melt (and the cat attacks the PSW12 face grill - it has no claws)! The room acoustics is very "live." My EQ is flat. The R/C/L levels are set at 0/-1/0; surrounds are at 0; rears are at 1; and the sub is -10.
I do recall recently going to see King Kong and I literally had to walk out a couple times to rest my ears. It was rediculous how loud that film was shown. But I still thought it was great.