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7.1 speaker setup

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by viewer, Dec 27, 2004.

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    I understand that most films are only capable of 5.1 sound. So whats the point of having a 7.1 system .If I have 4 satellites speakers (in addition to centre and fronts) what to the other 2 Satellites do. Where's the best place to position them, at the rear of the room or at the sides.
     
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    Yep as you've probably found out, some dvd's (like LotR) have DD EX & DTS ES for 6.1 or 7.1 matrixed sound.

    The speakers should be positioned as follows, surround rears at your side & back rears behind you.
     
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    Dont forget that the dolby prologic 2x also upsamples anything to 6.1 or 7 speakers.
     
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    Most new amps & receivers will have this functionality, so you're safe there!
     

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