Is it just me or others have had the same experience as me. I've been to the theaters and I've never really notice any surround sound effects adding to the experience. The Matrix, King Kong, X-Men, etc - I've never heard sounds from the back! Maybe it's my seating - knew I should have sat in one of those red seats, or dead in the middle (oh I can't that's where the stairs are). I wonder any of you who have home surround sound make out any difference between 5.1 or 7.1. My friend who keeps babbling on about how good the bass is on a 7.1 - but I know that has nil to do with the surround!!