Originally Posted by pimseb
So do you think I could have a decent surround system anyway ? I think I don't really have any alternative to this YSP2200.
Thank you for your advices.
OK...I've spent more time then I care to admit installing the 2200. To answer pimseb's question...I doubt that u would be happy with the result. However, I am...explanation follows.
Unlike pimseb, my set is located in a corner, & on the side that has the "missing" wall, there is in fact a 3' wall where the HT is located.
To describe my listening position & what I hear,picture the face of a clock drawn on the floor of my room...I sit in the middle (where the hands turn), the HT is at 1200.
On my left is a 15' wall with a 9' glass sliding door in the middle. On the right is the large open space, but as stated, the HT sits in the intersection on these 2 points with solid walls of 4' on each side.
With my 7yr old 5.1 HTIB, I got surround sound from all locations around the clock face....the 2200 doesn't (can't) equal that. On my left, the best surround I get seems to come from the 1000-1030 position. On the right, it comes from about 0100...to be equal to what I hear from the left, it should come from 0200.
I'm willing to accept that in order to ditch the speakers from the true 5.1 system. I won't live here for much longer, & maybe my next house will have a room more friendly to the 2200...however, it wouldn't be as nicely "open" as my present layout.
BTW...Auto Setup was worthless (tried 3 variations), seems that with any non-standard room, you have to spend a lonnnggg time to try some manual setups.
Hope this info helps