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from 2.0 to 3.0 for movies...worth the effort?

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I've a peachtree nova I use for 2.0 music and movies. Recently I got a much better and larger TV that does 3d and to my surprise I enjoy the 3d although I had no considerations for it when purchasing.

Anyways, Now I wonder if I should get the matching center channel to my tower speakers and possibly down the road add rear channels as well.

space is an issue for the rear speakers.

I can not use a subwoofer. Tried and made many enemies in my apartment:)

So is it worth it to go 3.0 or not worth bothering unless I can do 5.0?

Ideally I wonder if it's possible to get a solid receiver that will sound as good as the peachtree DAC for 2.0 music without breaking the bank.... $1500 on the used market?
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With movies, most would likely agree the center channel is as important (and should be of equal quality) as the FL/FR speakers as that is where 85% of the dialog is directed.
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With a TV set a wouldn't bother with a center (going from 2.0 to 3.0). In a lot of cases it will have to be placed in a less than ideal location (higher or lower than the other speakers) and make itself known not in a good way. As long as you are sitting anywhere near the sweet spot a virtual center will perform very nicely. I don't even mind using a virtual center with my 120 inch screen to some degree. For the inner seats it works however with the outer seats the sound becomes too directional (towards the side you're sitting on) and distracting.

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