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Articles tagged with: Dolby Atmos

Surround Sound - It’s for More than Movies

How to Get More Out of Your Surround Sound System

Surround Sound - It’s for More than Movies

You know that surround sound makes movies a more immersive experience. Whether you’re at the theater or at home, surround sound is part of what makes you feel like you are part of the action, just as much as the great visuals. 

Some people, unsurprisingly, only turn on their surround audio system for movie watching.  They may use TV audio for shows other than movies. If the surround system is in a family room that is used for something other than movies (unlike a more dedicated theater or media room), this is not uncommon.

If you have a surround system, we think you should always use it. One good reason is that a large amount of content is delivered in surround formats.

If you listen on the TV speaker only, or a stereo soundbar, you’re missing out on some ambient parts of the soundtrack. For example, all over-the-air broadcast TV is delivered in Dolby Digital format. The quality of the surround mix may vary by the show - just as it does in movies - but Dolby Digital will always sound better than regular stereo when played through the right equipment.

Admittedly, in this age of streaming video, cable, and satellite, over-the-air reception is less used. So, what else can take advantage of your investment in surround sound in Eden Prairie? Read on to find out.

7 Things to Consider When Buying a Home Theater Receiver

Make Sure You Have the Right Equipment and Setup for Your System

7 Things to Consider When Buying a Home Theater Receiver

While it may not be the flashiest item, your AV receiver will be the center of your home theater setup. Many AV enthusiasts even consider the speakers, projector, and screen to simply be vessels for the signal sent out by the receiver. For this reason, there needs to be a serious consideration when choosing one for your Edina, MN theater. To save you the trouble of having to decipher spec sheets, we’ve highlighted some of the most important things you need to consider below: