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    Who's got a TV with Virtual Surround Sound that WORKS?

    Simple really...do you own a TV with just the speakers IN THE TV......that actually sounds WIDER than it really is.....

    not just a bit....even old sound cards could do that...I mean an effect good enough to make you wonder just how it does it?

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    its a case of makin the sound different volumes depending on whre its coming from and making it echo'd if needed

    i presume

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    Well not me but my Nanna has lol it fills the room also not a tv but my Toshiba Laptops Harmon Kardon speakers make u thinks its behind u litraly cud compeet with home theater

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    my TV speakers didn't even work when it arrived..

    but anyway, why you wanting virtual surround (if you were actually wanting it)? if it's discreetness your after you can get a TV with some properly dinky rear wireless speakers that will give a much better surround sound, or there are a number of separates options.

    as you can see, my system didn't have discreetness as a top priority

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    Hehe well you can create a good stereo soundfield yes, but virtual surround? Nah. Only way to get surround is to have 2 or 3 speakers behind you and 2 or 3 infront!

    @ fondie - is that Marrantz / Mission M74 combo i see there? Niceh! Corblimey ive got 2 x M73's in the living room and you dont need a sub with them! 6 x M74 must shake the universe upside down when ya turn the volume up!

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    Lol - just read your sig and it says what you got on it

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    I got one for my other half already actually,........its damn fine. I agree it aint Dolby Dig BUT for some rooms there just aint no where to put rears in the correct space.....

    anyway...its WIDENESS I kinda meant

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
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    Hehe, no worries Butuz, my housemates have something to say about it sometimes (and one of my neighbours once), ie. when the entire house shakes, and that's not even at full volume!!! i think full volume could damamge my ears though, so i refrain. The sound is absolutely awesome, i'm really happy with it, watching films is a completely different experience, and when the party tunes come out, and the floor moves to the beat..

    When i got them speakers, buying the m74i's worked out cheaper than buying stand mounted speakers with dencent stand to go with them, it's rented accomodation so i can't start putting things on the walls i'm afraid, so i thought, why not!

    I have considered getting a sub too though, a nice REL Quake i thought, tasty it's almost certainly not worth it, but can't stop that craving for bass!

    now all that's left is to hook it up to the pc (doom 3 anyone?), just is an arse to get proper listening position for both tv and pc! + i really should fork out for sky+ too, but i just can't find the will to pay £10 a month to them when for them there really is no ongoing cost of providing the service!

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    BTW REL Quakes are far from the best subwoofers you can buy. Consider something else.
    I built my own sub and the amount of low frequencies it produces is quite astonishing.
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