LG's new surround sound system matches the depth of sound to the 3D effect on-screen, making for more immersive viewing.
Music is a two-channel medium, but is home theater stuck with 5.1? What's the maximum number of channels for home theater?
Dolby's latest surround mode adds a vertical dimension to home theater. That's the idea, too bad we couldn't hear it.
Previous surround schemes project sound in the horizontal plane. Dolby's Pro Logic IIz adds height channel outputs to produce a more enveloping surround experience.
Just about every mid-price or more expensive receiver is a 7.1 channel model, but only a tiny minority of buyers actually use all seven channels, or do they? Take the Poll and tell us how many channels you use in your home theater.
Onkyo has released two new receivers, the TX-NR807 and TX-SR707, with the former adding audio-streaming functionality from Pandora, Rhapsody, Sirius, and Internet radio stations.
Seven channels are probably at least two too many for you. The nebulous "feature" is just another example of feature glut.
The "height speakers" of Dolby Pro Logic IIz didn't make much of an impression on us, so we gave the setup another audition.
Onkyo announces three new AV receivers, including the TX-SR607, which is the first AV receiver to feature Dolby ProLogic IIz processing.