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5.1 or 7.1

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Deanooo, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. Deanooo

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    Sorry if this seems a bit thick on my behalf :D but I have just thought about this and thought I would ask.

    If you have a 7.1 speaker set-up and you play a 5.1 disc through the system what happens too the 2 additonal speakers?

    Also does anyone know if we will start to see 7.1 audio added to dvds soon?
     
  2. Docta teef

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    If you have a 7.1 amp it can be used to produce a "matrixed" set of rear channels they not real rear surround but the do help with the over all effect of sound moving across the back stage. Ive certainly never found that you can notice its not really part of the sound track.
    As for 7.1 audio there are few enough 6.1 discs so dont hold your breath.
     

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