Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
I understand your logic of placing the "side" speakers on the rear wall, however, keep in mind the intention of DD/DTS 5.1 is for the side speakers to actually be "on the sides", so if they are on the rear wall, the surround sound audio you hear will not have the same impact as the mixer intended you to hear. You would be much better served if you could place the "side" surrounds on stands to either side of your listening area and just "slightly" to the rear rather than all the way to the back rear wall, especially as they will be so far back. Even in a 7.1 setup, the rear surrounds are ideally only supposed to be 2'-3' behind the couch.
Also, my point was to ensure you used the "side" surround jacks (regardless of where you place them) as you won't get any audio from the "rear" surround jacks in a 5.1 setup as several other posters have learned trying to do what you're doing as well.
ok, I ordered the stands for them (98cm high). Everything is in the shop, except the DVR-1910, and I ordered some good cables, those should arrive tommorow.
I'm hitting my 4000 EURO barrier. Yes, in Belgium it costs more than in England. But I prefer to buy in at a shop nearby.
Another question, with a 42" panasonic plasma screen in mind, how far should
I place the front speakers, from the TV? The manual mentions
"Where possible, the height of the centre
channel’s tweeter should be close to the height of your front speakers’ tweeter — ideally, within about 600mm."
Another site, says, that this depends about the size of the HDTV.
pictures from fransvaneeckhout.be
With the stands I will have one cable visible. Have to find some solution for this.
My god, 5.1 is already difficult, if I want to go to 7.1 with the avr-1910, may
I place these speakers on the wall behind the sofa's, about 2.5 meter from master listening point? No other solution for placement.
I found several 7.1 DTSHD classical music on Amazon, that should sound fantastic.. yep, another 400 EUR for two extra Radius90HD's.
Anyway, thanks a lot for your help guys.