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Discussion in 'Home Theater Audio' started by 1953, Mar 15, 2012.

What audio method do you use in conjunction with DirecTV?

  1. Television speakers

    3.1%
  2. Soundbar

    14.9%
  3. Soundbar with subwoofer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. 2.0 (front right & left)

    5.6%
  5. 2.1 (front R & L, center

    3.1%
  6. 5.1 (front R & L, center, surround R & L, subwoofer

    18.0%
  7. 7.1 (front R & L, center, surround R & L, sub, rear R & L

    54.7%
  8. Other

    24.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. cadet502

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    Other - Saturday and Sunday mornings are spent using Panny wireless headphones so I don't distrurb DW and the boy.


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  2. Rich

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    I can and I don't, if that helps. Way over priced. I think.

    Rich
     
  3. Rich

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    So true, but I ended up spending more for speakers than the Bose setup would have cost, but I like big speakers.

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  4. CCarncross

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  5. scooper

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    You really should have included 5.0 as well.

    That's what I have, but probably 95% of my viewing is TV speakers.
     
  6. drpjr

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    I voted 5.1 as it was the closest to my actual 5.2. Old School Dolby Surround has same signal for both rears so I really have 4.2;)
     
  7. CCarncross

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    I just realized that the whole matrix in the poll is incorrect.....

    .1 is the discrete LFE channel(subwoofer)....

    so if you have front left and right only, its 2.0

    add a sub, its 2.1, or 2/0.1

    add a center its 3.1 or 3/0.1
    add the rears its 5.1, or more accurately its written as 3/2.1

    add the rear surrounds, it becomes 7.1, and I think its written as 3/2/2.1

    drpjr, I believe your setup is referred to as 3/1 add the .1 if you have a sub but in your case its all matrixed sound, nothing is discrete so it really is just 3/1...if you are not dealing with discrete channels and matrixed sound again its not really the number of speakers that defines the numbering scheme for DPL, which is really a matrixed stereo signal.
     
  8. lugnutathome

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    I have a Blows 321 GS in the "living space" adjacent to the main dining area for that 10 x 12 space it is suitable.

    Tried several others in the video game room and the master bedroom but replaced those with a 7.2 and a Yamaha DSP with 12 inch sub respectively.

    There is no substitute for moving air mass sized with respect to the listening environments area.

    Don "no highs, no lows? Must be Bose" Bolton

     
  9. funnyfarm299

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    I run 5.1 plus a zone two run to my patio.
     
  10. drpjr

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    Wow did I forget about this thread.:p Thanks for the response. I have two subs that are "crossed' out from the front channels so I'm not sure if the .2 is even valid since they are not from a discrete LFE output. I have an old Fosgate processor that I put up with for video because (imo) it has the nicest 4 channel (no center) music DSP I've ever heard. Enhances without sounding processed. I'm easily 70+/30- music over video so I can put up with mediocre video sound.
     
  11. PMA

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    Why ask about 7.1 with DirecTV when they offer no content with this type of audio?
     
  12. Laxguy

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    To be complete.

    Don't a number of AVRs put out sound to such configurations? For myself, I am happy with 3.1, may go to 5.1 in new house in a few months.
     
  13. spartanstew

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    Yes, most receivers in the last several years have PLIIx (or other) to deliver 7.1 from 5.1 sources, and they do an incredible job.
     
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  15. hdtvfan0001

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    We actually have 7.1 THX-certified surround in our dedicated Home Theater and 5.1 Dolby surround in 2 other locations. All 3 locations have powered subs.
     
  16. woj027

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    other… 6.1? Front (L, R & C) Rear Ceiling (L,R & C) + sub
     
  17. machavez00

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    Since D* is DD 5.1, I can utilize the passthrough on my TV and free up a digital input on my AVR. (saving pennies for an new AVR with HDMI connectivity)
     
  18. fluffybear

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    We have not wired this house for anything but TV sound.

    When we lived in California and Minnesota our homes were wired for 5.1. We installed (real) wood floors in this house about a year ago and any thought of installing surround sound went out the window..
     
  19. Laxguy

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    Did you also put in new windows? :lol:

    Though now you can find wireless surround, so it's there if you want to keep pristine floors. Though tiny holes drilled through ...... or do you have space underneath?
     
  20. fluffybear

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    Actually we did :p

    We are on a crawl space. Two of the rooms were wired for 5.1 when we purchased the home but I was not pleased with the way it was done and had no desire to go and redo it.
    Today, 2 of the kids have bedrooms directly above those rooms and that also keeps me from wanting to do it. I get enough surround sound from our 2 year old...
     

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