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Sound: 7.1 vs. 5.1

Is 7.1 much better than 5.1 when human ears are concerned? Is there any difference to the human ear, to speak frankly?
What's your opinion and what's the official one?


Re: Sound: 7.1 vs. 5.1

I have two 7.1 setups, for Dolby Digital it's a waste most of the time and the matrix often reduces the rear image, DOLBY TRUE HD and sources meant for 7.1 are the reason to do it, I actually leave it off most of the time and stick with 5.1.

For standard DVD 5.1 is almost always the official one as that is the only information in the mix, the two far rears are just matrixed off the more forward rears.

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