Originally posted by mx6bfast
I just want to say that I am enjoying the 5.1, especially during football games. Sometimes it's hard to hear during other shows, but I like it a lot.
Saturday during the LSU/Georgia game was the first time I had heard CBS 5.1 sound. They were advertising that the game was to be in HDTV with 5.1 sound, and sure enough it was. But I was very disappointed with the sound production choices. I know it has nothing to do with WREG, as it is a CBS production, but I found it very hard to listen to. Nothing like the 5 channel surround sound I'm used to with movies. It sounded more like 5 independent tracks with no blending. Kind of reminded my of the early days of two channel stereo when music recordings would put the drums in the left channel and the guitar in the right channel with no sound-stage spread between the speakers.
What I heard during the game was commentary from the center, with no other sound mixed into the center. On field sounds, and stadium sounds in the left from, and different field and stadium sounds in the right front, but not a mix that would produce a three dimensional sound field. And stadium announcer in the right rear channel, and a little crowd sound in the left rear.
I went back to having my receiver mix the sound to pro-logic. That gave me a more involving surround sound experience than the CBS 5.1 mix did.