When you sit down to watch your new HDTV, you may be so absorbed in the sheer detail and quality of the picture that it may take you a few minutes to notice the sound. No home theater is complete without a sound system as punchy as the picture is vivid.
In the old days, movie viewers heard a soundtrack that came from a speaker placed behind the theater screen. With the development of various surround sound technologies, every viewer was enveloped in sound no matter where they were sitting in the theater. Finally, home theater systems have brought that same experience to living rooms around the world.
The advantages of surround sound in the home include:
More detailed sound: Surround sound ensures that you don't miss a single element of a soundtrack. This is particularly true of movies; the difference between the sound quality of movie theaters and traditional television sets has often meant that many of the details of a film's soundtrack—from music to sound effects to entire lines of dialogue—are lost during an at-home viewing.
A more immersive viewing experience: It's easy to get distracted while watching a movie at home; the temptation to check email, answer your cell phone, or do a thousand other tasks is easier to avoid when you are completely caught up in the reality of the film. Also, the enhanced concentration provided by the surround sound experience is a bonus for gamers.
Privacy: Worried about disturbing neighbors with your new sound system? Surround sound systems can be adjusted so that they affect only the room your home theater system is housed in. Remember that there are many different speakers on the market; it's smart to peruse as many options as you can before buying.
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