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What audio technology do you use with your HDTV poll

Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by 1953, Apr 5, 2011.

Audio used with your HDTV

  1. OEM television speakers

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 5.1 or other AVR plus speakers setup

    12.1%
  3. Sound bar

    90.5%
  4. Other (please explain)

    6.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Apr 5, 2011 #1 of 42
    1953

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    I'm considering switching from my 5.1 system to a sound bar but before making such a drastic leap I would like to learn what others use. My HDTV is a Sony KDF-46E2000. Please provide comments as well.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2011 #2 of 42
    fluffybear

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    We use to have 5.1 audio but since moving here to Georgia, almost 4 years ago we have not hooked the system back up (I am not sure what box in the attic even has the speakers ).
     
  3. Apr 5, 2011 #3 of 42
    Hutchinshouse

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    2330 watt system for me. I want movie explosions to feel like explosions. ;)
     
  4. Apr 5, 2011 #4 of 42
    Cholly

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    6.1 systems in family room and den, 5.0 in my bedroom (50 year old AR-3's as fronts!) :lol:
     
  5. Apr 5, 2011 #5 of 42
    scooper

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    TV speakers for casual viewing, fire up the AVR for programming that would really benefit from it.

    AVR - Yamaha RVX2092 with 5.0 Boston Acoustics speakers.
     
  6. Apr 5, 2011 #6 of 42
    CCarncross

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    After having a decent 7.1 system for quite some time now, I could absolutely never use a pseudo surround solution like a sound bar unless it was the only way I could have sound better than the tv speakers.
     
  7. Apr 5, 2011 #7 of 42
    machavez00

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    Yamaha 5.1 with a RCA powered subwoofer.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2011 #8 of 42
    lugnutathome

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    7.1 in the big areas, Yamaha sound projector in the master bedroom which is a mere 740 sf in size. And a Blowz 321-GS in the small living area off the main dining room. Considering a soundbar for the latter as Bose in their infinite wisdom does not process DTS except from it's built in DVD player which ain't a BluRay. Other than that in a smaller room it's not a bad sound system.

    If you've the space (and budget) there is no substitute for a 7.1 system that processes the new HD codecs from BluRay.

    The sound projector is impressive but it is priced where a 5.1 set in a box could also be had. Really it's what you want, can afford, or can stand:)

    Don "more toys than common sense" Bolton
     
  9. Apr 5, 2011 #9 of 42
    klang

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    5.1 in the bedroom and family room. 7.1 in the theater. It only gets used in the theater regularly though. For most normal TV shows I don't see the need and just use the built in speakers.
     
  10. RASCAL01

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    Use 5.1 all the time. Need to feel the action:D
     
  11. JACKIEGAGA

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    5.1 always through receiver never use TV speakers
     
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    We use an AVR with three speakers, left-center-right, plus a sub.
     
  13. JACKIEGAGA

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    So far only two users using a sound bar
     
  14. Steve

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    7.1 in the living room, via a Yamaha RX-V2600 AVR. Built-in TV speakers everywhere else.
     
  15. Nick

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    Poorly constructed poll, I don't have a box to check. :(

    I have a compact (but not cheap) Sherwood 2.1 system with integral DVD player and kick-ass sub. My modest HT arrangement won't accommodate 5.1 or 7.1. BTW, the built-in speakers absolutely suck on my otherwise excellent under $500, 42" Westinghouse LED LCD HDTV!
     
  16. bidger

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    I don't see how the second option, "5.1 or other AVR setup with speakers", wouldn't fit your situation since you're doing the "other" part of it.
     
  17. spartanstew

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    7.1 in the theater
    5.1 in the living room
    2.0 in the Wii Room
    2.0 in the game room

    Agree 100%. Unless you have the perfect room for it (and always sit directly in front of the TV), soundbar's are not a good idea.
     
  18. spartanstew

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    And even if that option didn't work (for some reason), there's still an "other" option. Is that not a box to check?

    Me thinks, it's the poster that was poorly constructed.
     
  19. BobaBird

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    5.1 for everything. OEM TV speakers are in the storage room and never even made it out of their boxes.
     
  20. R0am3r

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    I have 5.1 in the living room and use the built-in TV speakers everywhere else. Of course, my 5.1 system goes to eleven. One louder.
     

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