Do You Have a Surround Sound Setup?

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Surround sound is awesome, but how many people actually use it? Is it true surround sound or virtual surround sound? Is the system hooked up correctly? Let's find out.

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The response about not hooking up the rear speakers is particularly interesting because studies conducted last year by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) concluded that as many as 35% of people failed to hook up their rear speakers properly because they either lacked the skills or were concerned about aesthetics. Other research has put the figure as high as 50%. [Image via Dave's Home Theater]

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2.0 channel rules! gave up surround sounds last year. was tired of all the speakers and electronics required. i now focus my resources on my main speakers (full range), amp/preamp and BD player. i sometimes miss the rear effects, but the dialog is actually better running from the mains... i think a couple reasons, the tower speakers put the tweeter and mid at the same height as the display and their soundstage is much better than the typical center channel speaker.