Originally Posted by Rutgar
Or it could be as simple as sound quality just isn't as important to some people as video quality is when it comes to HT and TV viewing.
However, in some cases I think that they might in fact value audio highly, but are just not quite educated. Or, these are my varying impressions last night during my bout with a rare case of insomnia when browsing through AVS pics of PJ setups and screen wall shots.
Man, having an AT screen would be so cool. I could use a tower center. But a lot of folks with AT with beautiful dedicated setups are still using wall mounted speakers, maybe even inwalls, or horizontal speakers for all three fronts, or just the ubiquitous horizontal center. OK. Could be lack of education, or just what they had lying around. In some of these setups, I wouldn't doubt that the screen itself is worth more than all of the speakers in the room.
The really bad setups, hmm, I saw an enormous screen, with all three fronts, small little things, sitting on the floor. Man, Im already bummed my center sits on the floor, but at least sitting on a beefy acoustic panel, on top of rug, on top of carpet.
OTOH, I've seen old skool CRTs surrounded by some very fine speakers before.
Dunno. My 2 cents for now. Different strokes. But, I'd hope certain folks wouldn't begrudge me for spending more on audio than video.