redid audio as described below. as suspected, bass management from the receiver is exquisite. Watched 2 full movies on Blu ray so far (terminator 2 and ice gae 2). T2 wasn't spectacular . IA2 was. watching black hawk down now and it seems to be pretty good. HD-DVD has an edge to me. Both HD-DVD and Blu ray are connected via HDMi, but the PS3 has to use cell processing to decode and display the video while HD-DVD is mainly hardware decoding.
in other news my brother in law and sister's xmas gift arrived (a kush kush bean bag):