When we switched from Comcast to Dish 1 month ago, it started a major overhaul of most of our entertainment equipment. The DishTV features, like the DVR options and HDTV in 3 rooms is a huge upgrade from our Comcast setup. We had never had a good audio system connected to Comcast progamming.
For the first time I finallly got around to setting up a mid-price range surround sound system. I already had a full set of very good NHT speakers, but I had never used them except for the 2 fronts.
The results and the problem: (my friend in the custom home-theater business always said, a good audio system makes a poor quality source sound much worse than if you are listening with a poor quality audio system - like TV speakers)
So with very good speakers and a mid-range receiver . . . .
- DVD's sounds great
- Most NetFlix movies (from RoKu module) sound good, but not great.
- Most programming from DishTV sounds from Fair to really bad, depending on the program. Much of it sounds like compression similar to, but not as bad as Serius radio News Programs, like cnbc, cnn etc . . which are painful to listen to.
My wife likes the CBC show "The good wife". That was the first time she heard the new audio system and she made me switch back to the TV speakers after 10 minutes. We had already switched to plain stereo mode because the music track was so poorly mixed, but then speach still sounded highly compressed . . painful to listen to.
The poor sound quality is not really a problem when using the TV speakers.
Its hard to frame a specific question to this dilemma. Any comments or suggestions from your experience with DishTV on a home theater sound system?