Now that everyone is thinking about 3D TV, what about 3D sound?
Second version doesn't seem to live up to the reputation of its namesake.
It has every kind of meter that we'd never use.
Think about it: How much multichannel music do you own? Not so much? Not any, is probably more like it.
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.
Oppo doesn't claim any audio performance advantages for its new BDP-83 Special Edition Blu-ray Disc Player over the standard BDP-83--if you use the new player's HDMI output. It's ideal for buyers who still have receivers lacking HDMI connectivity.
The Jolida FX10 looks like a miniature high-end tube amplifier, but the sound is absolutely full-size.
Before buying any audio equipment, first determine whether you're going to mostly watch movies or listen to music.
HTIBs and packaged home theater audio systems come in a wide variety of sizes, types, and prices. Which one is right for you?
If you're a movie watcher, go "Center Centric HT," music lovers should opt for the "Stereo Plus Three HT" approach. In other words, put your home theater dollars where they'll do the most good.