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I have a complex system that I think I've used twice.
Does the center "bar" really elaborate the sound? I've seen some but I'm not a believer yet. And does it just pull from the TV?
can't go wrong with Bose
@center bar - actually it sounds really good. but it depends on your room. it uses the walls in your room to bounce sound off of and create the surround feeling. i had a 5.1 set up but my apartment is small and i was tired of looking at all those speakers all over the place.
the bar comes with a microphone for initial set up. it plays some audible tones and the mic tells the system how it should set up different frequencies. it's pretty dope. GREAT for video games.
I'm shopping for a blu-ray disc player, because I want to see a truly uncompressed HD image on my television, but I just don't know what to get. I'm looking for something with the best sound and picture quality and fastest operational (boot, time to load disc, etc.) times. A good interface is always nice, but I don't need any 3D capabilities. Any suggestions?
does "truly uncompressed" even exist on blu ray? a feature-length movie would be over a terabyte in size uncompressed.
@acescence That's a damn good question. Besides blu-ray, the only other HD content I can view is through FiOS. Now, they provide a great signal, and Dolby Digital sound, but I can still see banding and jpeg compression when I pause and get up close (it's subtle, but it's there), but I can't help but feel that a blu-ray would be significantly better. Am I right in my assumptions?
Finally broke down and bought a Blu-ray player the other day and set it up last night. I was right, this seems to be the only format that takes full advantage of HD gear (audio and video). For the first time I saw my receiver jump into DD TrueHD, DTS sound decoding modes, and the picture is way better than "HD" programming I receive through my television provider. Wow, I had been missing out this whole time, not taking advantage of the gear I already had. Good times.
scarabin, I remember you posting in another thread that your home theater setup is so badass now you don't even like going out anymore. What'cha got?
nothin' outrageous, but it really works for me
7.1 sony receiver
a bunch of bose satellites and sub
it's all integrated with my music production equipment/macbook, ps3 and hackintosh media server so i can watch internet porn on the big screen, switch to ps3 to game and stream netflix or watch torrents that automatically populate a shared folder on the media server, then switch to laptop to play music when i wanna rock out or put on 3d glasses and trip out on the visualizer