Originally Posted by bicker1
I'm not sure whether it is better or not. In some ways, I think the sound is a bit tinny. One thing I wonder about is whether placement of the center speaker is what's the deal. I've generally had the center speaker under my television. This one is light and thin that I was able to put it on top of my television. I'd be a bit disappointed if the sound isn't as good as what I'm replacing.
My wife, by the way, doesn't agree with my appraisal. She thinks that we're just used to the way our old HT "sound-ed" and so anything different sounds, well, different. Of course, my wife is hearing impaired, so her appraisal is a bit unreliable IMHO.
I should note that we watched Coraline on BD last night, and the sound was absolutely perfect (even in my ears). So what do I know?
One thing I'm wondering about is perhaps it is the HDMI connection between the TiVo and the HTS: I've now put a TOSLINK cable between the TiVo and the HTS, and the sound is better, I think. Why would audio be better with TOSLINK than with HDMI?