As I say, a subwoofer used for tv isn’t particularly for bass effects, it’s to give a full-range sound. Good for orchestral pieces, which is in just about everything.
A good example of how gimmicky processing ruins movies; someone is talking outside in the street. With the processed effects, the street noise, wind, trees, etc…is far too loud, unreal and gets in the way of dialogue (which is harsh and unnatural). With the simplicity of analogue (on my Dali) the voice is smooth, full, real, forward and the background street noise is distant, where it should be. When they make films, they don’t have mikes everywhere.
When it comes to av, I really do think people suddenly look at specs, features… When you buy Naim, do you look at the specs? Well I don’t. I just look at the price and trial it.