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Poll: What audio method do you use in conjunction with DirecTV? (201 member(s) have cast votes)

What audio method do you use in conjunction with DirecTV?

  1. Television speakers (28 votes [13.40%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.40%

  2. Soundbar (1 votes [0.48%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.48%

  3. Soundbar with subwoofer (8 votes [3.83%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.83%

  4. 2.0 (front right & left) (5 votes [2.39%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.39%

  5. 2.1 (front R & L, center (5 votes [2.39%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.39%

  6. 5.1 (front R & L, center, surround R & L, subwoofer (99 votes [47.37%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 47.37%

  7. 7.1 (front R & L, center, surround R & L, sub, rear R & L (49 votes [23.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.44%

  8. Other (13 votes [6.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.22%

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#26 OFFLINE   drpjr

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:44 PM

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;)
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#27 OFFLINE   CCarncross

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:57 PM

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.

Edited by CCarncross, 20 March 2012 - 06:47 PM.


#28 OFFLINE   lugnutathome

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:18 PM

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.

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#29 OFFLINE   funnyfarm299

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:14 PM

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

#30 OFFLINE   drpjr

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:03 PM

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.


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.
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#31 OFFLINE   PMA

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

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

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 06:31 PM

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


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.
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

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.


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.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:26 PM

I just Bought the Samsung 310 Watt Sound Bar with Wireless Sub.
Absolutly Love it!

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:05 PM

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.
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:07 PM

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

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:45 PM

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)

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:42 AM

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..

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:22 AM

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..


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?
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:00 PM

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?


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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Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:26 PM

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:23 AM

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:27 PM

I use a sound bar from Insignia with a sub woofer.. nothing great, but I could not afford a great outlay of cash.. besides the living room is on the small size, so my setup is adequate for my needs...

In my sons room, He has a 19 inch flat screen, I hooked up a pair of powered computer speakers from Logitech. It was about a $45 expence, but it sounds great. Even at low volume I can hear his TV downstairs..

For flat panel TV's external sound is the way to go..

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:55 PM

I moved from Logic 7 decoding of my TV shows to a DTS neo:X /audessy 9.1 and wow, it is amazing.  I use left and right wide channels mostly.  Does a nice blend from the front LR channels to the side surround channels.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:36 AM

I use an Onkyo THX 7.1 receiver connected through HDMI.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:13 PM

Good day Nick.

Okay you caught me. I represent an anonymous international congromerlate whose goal is to create a proprietary audio system that will be sold to every sat carrier. One implemented, sat customers must buy the aforementioned audio system in order to receive sat entertainment transmissions.

This poll is public so the congromerlate can bombard poll respondents with subliminal messages to be embedded into to your programing.

Please keep this secret information just between us. Those black helicopters people see hovering over our homes are for real!

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Seriously, I equate names to level of expertise. Before retirement I was a Logitisican so I'm very interested in details. And Nick, you are a golden asset to this site. I'm sure you have forgotten more about such technology than I ever knew.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:07 PM

1 - 7.1

6 - TVs


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:36 PM

5.1


If anyone is using a Bose system can they post it in their reply. Im curious

I have the BOSE V-35 and although it cost me $ 3,100.00,  it is very practical for my place and a very intelligent piece of equipment.  I had the larger speakers from them but it was too bulky plus I needed a big amp.  Sure there are others systems out there that sound better but what can I say.  


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:46 AM

5.1 with Comcast 


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Posted 23 June 2013 - 01:19 AM

I have always wanted a Bose system, and I just bought a V-35 system this week. Factory Renewed cost me $2700 including tax.

 

So far I am just as happy with it as I expected to be, it sounds great and looks good too.

 

I was surprised that they didn't try to sell me an extended warranty though, I thought everyone at least tried to sell those?


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