Originally Posted by LDBetaGuy
Agreed. I've been thinking lately that going back to two-channel audio and 1080p SDR video would make things much less frustrating.
Standard 5.1 isn't too bad, I have sound bars that are 5.1, the bar has the front free speakers, then there are two rear that plug into a wireless sub. Ideal for a small environment such as apartment, and where a full wired setup isn't practical. It's difficult in itself to have a dedicated theater room in an apartment, so, with the knowledge I have, I went with the best options I had, and knew about at the time I had the extra money to upgrade.
In the case of my earlier statement, I still think going back to physical media only over streaming would be more reliable, especially now.
Personally, I wouldn't mind finding a commercial theater to go to that has the new standards such as Dolby Vision, and ATMOS and really judge the quality there instead of trying to replicate a commercial environment / setup, in a place that was just never designed for it.
I personally like the light of a good screen rather then LCD / LED that still, even with all the improvements can look a bit harsh on the eyes. When I had my Plasma TV, and I had it when I first started with ROKU, and blu-ray, etc the light was so much software and nicer to look at, and in the dark looked much more like the light you'd get from a projector / screen. I know there are differences, but still it was nice.