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Join Date: Feb 2003
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I decided to pick up a JVC adapter after reading the comments here and on other sites. I have two 5.1 systems, one linked to my projector and one linked to a plasma. The Plasma is near the bedrooms and I find myself watching that late at night at times that I dont want to fire up the theater system. So I decided to try this adapter given its reasonable price.
I had low expectations. I typically do not like simulated 5.1 and I couldn't imagine that this would produce a convincing effect.
So...I plug in my Sony V6 headphones, and I load up the Superbit DVD of the Patriot to hear what the DTS soundtrack sounds like through the JVC. I tried the analog connection first. Not too bad...the DH setting produce a reasonable sense of space between my head and the sound source. Not spectacular but a step above regular 2 channel stereo.
Then I plugged in my Optical connection using a mini adapter. HOLY SH@T. The effect knocked my socks off. The sense of space and directionality is better than I would have ever expected. And it is loud...no need for an extra headphone amp inline. I can not believe how real this simulation of 5.1 is coming out of headphones. I actually pulled them off at one point thinking that the sound had to be booming out of my speaker system.
I am incredibly impressed. A bargain at the price. Highly recommended as a sub $100 buck solution.
42" in the dining room. 50" in the bedroom. 80" in the living room. 65" in the family room. 70" in the family room. 106" in the family room "This is the voice of world control" Video Modes:EDTV-XGA-HDTV-4K HDR