Originally Posted by joerod
It's really not unless you want 11 channels
I see, discrete, well perhaps not discrete,... but separate high and wides
. I wasn't aware of this.
For full immersion, great, if you're into such a thing. In my opinion, 2 channel done right is pretty damn immersive:eek: No, I am all about multi-channel, I'm just saying that executed properly, the ITU 5.1 standard is damn immersive.
In the right room, right system, with the right material (sound design and aggressive mix, ie., Transformers DotM) 7.1 is fun and interesting. The movement toward high is perplexing to me
but wides, absolutely sound theory. Our acuity at 60 degrees left or right is well suited for such tech, so I'm down with wides I just despise the product cycles associated with this marketplace. They actually need more discrete channels
of high granularity sub processing
is a real problem in a vast majority of residential HTs.
Merely my 2 cents.