HD TV & Surround Sound

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  1. Yash Khan

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    I checked 5 brands of full HD TV. And all had surround sound off by default.

    Why surround sound off by default?
    Any specific reason for surround off by default?
     
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  3. roger_m

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    I presume it is that a lot of people are just going to use the built in speakers rather than connecting them to a surround sound setup.
     
  4. Yash Khan

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    So you mean surround sound is for external speakers?

    But when I enable surround sound, the sound increases & do feels like surround voice & the sound seems more clear or easy or good to hear compared to surround off.

    So do you think I should keep surround enabled?
     
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    FYI. How Home Theater Works.
     
  6. SirDrexl

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    "True" surround sound is, but you're likely referring to a feature that processes the audio to try to make it sound like surround. I guess it's off by default because some people may not like it or it may not work well with some material. If you like it, keep it on.
     
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    Probably because most TV channels air stereo sound. Then, you have the TVs, which are so thin that you can't fit any decent speakers in them.
     
  8. NGRhodes

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    Do what ever sounds best for you.

    Off by default because it can conflict with already encoded sources. I have witnessed this years ago with a movie broadcast in Dolby Pro Logic, the generic surround effect of the TV caused the sound output to sound like it was in an echo chamber, but totally fine when switched off.
     
  9. lotuseclat79

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    Check out the website hdguru.com, and search for surround sound. Essentially, " As HDTV displays have gotten bigger, flatter, and more advanced, their built-in speakers have become smaller, less powerful, and less effective. There’s a solution to the problem, though, and it doesn’t necessarily involve spending wads of cash: Add a soundbar to your HDTV."

    -- Tom
     
  10. Yash Khan

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    My TV mentions "SRS TruSurround HD". So can you tell if its for external speakers or like you mentioned "processes the audio to make it like surround"? Also is it for HD channels only or SD too?
     
  11. roger_m

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    It's to give virtual surround from the TV's speakers.
    http://www.dts.com/consumers/sound-technology/television-audio/trusurround-hd.aspx
     
  12. Yash Khan

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