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does anyone actually use 6.1 or 7.1?

just got a new reciever and it has 7.1. is this a blue-ray only feature? because ive never seen better than 5.1 on any DVD, THX a couple of times but never 6.1 or 7.1 whats the deal? i dont want to get another couple of speakers and never use them.
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I'm still getting caught up with technology, but from what I know. we are all still on 5.1. Disney is supposed to be the first ones to offer 7.1 on blue rays. Basically getting 7.1 is preparing for the future is the way I understand it.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-29-2008, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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thanks man, i figured it would be a short list. the only ones on there worth a shit is rambo and dark city.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-30-2008, 12:26 PM
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Gladiator on regular ole DVD was dts es 6.1
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Gladiator on regular ole DVD was dts es 6.1
hmm. i wonder what is the point? its not like one extra speaker is going to do anything.
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Have a 7.1 receiver, but I'm on a budget so I'm still only using stereo...sad
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hmm. i wonder what is the point? its not like one extra speaker is going to do anything.
well it is a discrete rear channel in a pretty good position. i guess it matters more if your equipment is bad ass or you are an audio nut and you think it matters.

i just run 5.1 just b/c i cant logistically run 7.1 in my living room.
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well it is a discrete rear channel in a pretty good position. i guess it matters more if your equipment is bad ass or you are an audio nut and you think it matters.

i just run 5.1 just b/c i cant logistically run 7.1 in my living room.
im the same way , ive worked in home audio for years and i dont think this new stuff would work in my big ass living room.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-01-2008, 06:48 AM
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There are several regular DVD titles with 6.1.

I haven't bought a DVD in over a year. Strictly Bluray movies, and a lot of them use 7.1. Games, too.
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I just recently rented a Blu-ray movie with a DTS Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack. I think it was Mr. Magoriums Wonder Emporium.

My Home Theater is 5.1 and that's how it's going to remain. I have logistical problems that would make it difficult to add the 2 extra surrounds in my arrangement. I see it as superfluous anyway. Most audiophiles will take those two extra channels on a 7.1 receiver and bi-amp them anyway to make it remain 5.1, but with additional power going to front left/right.

The majority of titles are 5.1. All of the Blu-ray "core" soundtracks are 5.1 standard bit rate to make them compatible with legacy 5.1 receivers unable to decode HD sound formats.

I've listened to a buddies 7.1 system and I had a hard time discerning that additional surround channel. I heard the surround backs, but not the surround sides. I'm not sold on the extra money for the receiver + two more speakers.

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I just recently rented a Blu-ray movie with a DTS Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack. I think it was Mr. Magoriums Wonder Emporium.

My Home Theater is 5.1 and that's how it's going to remain. I have logistical problems that would make it difficult to add the 2 extra surrounds in my arrangement. I see it as superfluous anyway. Most audiophiles will take those two extra channels on a 7.1 receiver and bi-amp them anyway to make it remain 5.1, but with additional power going to front left/right.

The majority of titles are 5.1. All of the Blu-ray "core" soundtracks are 5.1 standard bit rate to make them compatible with legacy 5.1 receivers unable to decode HD sound formats.

I've listened to a buddies 7.1 system and I had a hard time discerning that additional surround channel. I heard the surround backs, but not the surround sides. I'm not sold on the extra money for the receiver + two more speakers.
With the right source material and the right receiver it's a very noticeable difference. During the heavy shootout scenes on either Resistance game for PS3 (for example), you can definitely hear all 7 discrete channels.

I even appreciate ProLogicIIx, which takes a 5.1 signal and spreads the rear sound to the extra two speakers. It's just more submersive, especially for watching sports and having the crowd going crazy all around you.
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If I remember correctly, Weeds is 7.1 if I'm not mistaken.




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