Well I just got done playing COD4 MP Beta. Which I am pretty good at so far. I noticed some really cool things!!! THE GAME IS ALMOST MADE FOR A SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM!
I was upstairs in a building....I heard footsteps, but had no idea where they were coming from...
I kept turning around and getting confused....for there were footsteps to be heard everywhere...
So my only option was to wait till someone actually did come up the steps..with facing the two holes in the walls upstairs...
Yes I did neutralize the enemy when I saw him...but I could have got more kills had I not been worried about from where the enemy would enter...thats when i realized!!!
I cannot afford a pieced-together home theater system!
I cannot afford to buy a HTIB and buy upgraded speakers at the same time!
AND 2.1 IS NOT THE WAY TO GO FOR ME! I WANT TO KNOW WHERE MY ENEMIES ARE NOW!
I think the onkyo HTIB will be my final decision in the end! I want a big screen so I can be absorbed in the game...like I am actually there...COD4 is very realistic in terms of gameplay,design, and of course graphics! So I need a HDTV and sound system that can take FULL ADVANTAGE of this SICK game's features And its even been stated in a review that if you have surround sound you can HEAR THE PEOPLE walking in the streets and what not.
The 2.1 option for about 500 bucks that the guy showed me with the athena pictures was awesome...and I was really going for it, but now playing COD4 and thinking about when is the next time I will have money to add new speakers....and how long people will be sneaking up behind me until I have surround sound is a bad thought.
Its already been stated a million times that the Onkyo HTIB can be upgraded too.
My only other question for you guys is this...check this link out...shows pictures of my bedroom and where I want the tv to go. As you can see in the pictures my bed takes up a nice bit of room....and dont worry about the dresser it wont stay in that spot..it will go in place of my alienware's desk...the desk will be sold or thrown away since the alienware will hook up to my HDTV...As for the bed I will most likely be replacing it with a Daybed that will be placed DIRECTLY IN FRONT of my HDTV. Therefore perfect 8-9FT Viewing Angle based on my measurements.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...27%3Cbr%20/%3E
The subwoofer will be on the ground behind my Daybed, but where shall I put the speakers for optimum sound quality?