That was before surround sound was recorded as discrete channels. Back before True Dolby HD surround sound was matrixed by the audio processor and was divided equally to the surrounds. Now sound is discretely routed to each individual speaker. More and more people are going away from surround specific speakers and going back to traditional monopoles.
Television: Mitsubishi WD65737 DLP
Processor: Emotiva UMC-200
Amps: Carver AV 806x/Behringer EP4000
Mains: DCM TimeFrame 600 Center: AT 453C
Surrounds: AT 251.1 Sub: Danley DTS-10
Blu Ray: Panasonic DMP-BD655