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    Full surround sound, or a Yamaha YSP

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    I'm not sure I've ever experienced a proper surround system outside the cinema. Can it actually do better spatial effects than a pair of headphones, or is in music, are decent pair of headphones what all these expensive systems are trying to emulate?
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    I think it makes a ton of difference. The woofer gives great bass and the surround sound does make it more immerse. We love ours. We watch TV with it on all the time now. The TV speakers alone sound crap now.

    I'll definitely have a dabble with 7.1 next time I need to invest in some kit but the Samsung we've got is fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    ...I'll definitely have a dabble with 7.1 next time I need to invest in some kit but the Samsung we've got is fine.

    PAH, you need 10.2

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    Depends on your budget really. I've been really quite impressed with my Denon AVR-2300 paired with a set of Cambridge audio minx speakers - very small and unobtrusive, but produce a great sound when they're paired with the matched sub. In a room like you're talking about you could run d-line trunking around the skirting boards to hide the cables too. That's what I've done in my lounge - stops kids tripping/falling over them.

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    https://www.richersounds.com/product...-minx-x200-blk <- sub

    The amp also does spotify and some 'smart' stuff too. I added also added a wired FireTV so the whole thing can do Amazon, Netflix, Plex, iPlayer etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    Sonos playbar and a couple of Play:1 speakers for the rear, then decide if you need a sub
    Oh you _NEED_ the sub

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    you might as well go the whole hog especially if you are in a position to cable.

    Subwoofer & speakers is much better than a soundbar in my experience.

    Try the helicopter scene in Apocalypse now or the pyramid in Stargate. Honestly the fuller sound and positioning is worth it.

    its 250 -> 1000 (bottom end) against 80 -> 500.

    I have a 500 Panasonic blu-ray one which had great ratings. It was on reduced and it was a choice between a 150 Blu ray player and a 250 surround sound I didn't regret it.

    Also you want your home TV room to wow its decadent luxury not just a room with a TV!
    Speakers will sell the experience.


    Go to richer sounds or others with a listening room and ask to hear the difference. That is free.

    Try Harmony hub + remote , alexa or phone control. if you want one remote and simple scenes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    ...Subwoofer & speakers is much better than a soundbar in my experience.

    ....Try the helicopter scene in Apocalypse now or the pyramid in Stargate. Honestly the fuller sound and positioning is worth it.

    ....Go to richer sounds or others with a listening room and ask to hear the difference. That is free.
    This.

    I use both the helicopter scene in Apocalypse Now and the Morpheus rescue sequence in The Matrix to test/setup a new surround sound system.
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    Don't forget to play this to test how good your Subwoofer is.... If the house doesn't shake when it kicks in get a bigger one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Black View Post
    This.

    I use both the helicopter scene in Apocalypse Now and the Morpheus rescue sequence in The Matrix to test/setup a new surround sound system.
    I used to use the introduction to Tomorrow Never Dies with the jet taking off etc.
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