What do Movie theaters use for surround sound? 7.1? I know there is 10 speakers in the one I went too.
It depends upon your location. Some metropolitan areas have proportionately more theaters with superior equipment (like L.A., of course). The last information I encountered on this question stated that most commercial cinemas use 5.1 surround systems. The source also said most movie sound tracks are still mastered with only 5.1 channels (sometimes even with only a mono surround track). This is to save on production costs. More channels means more time spent on the sound and mixing portion of the production. Many types of motion picture stories simply don't need extra surround effects beyond the music.What do Movie theaters use for surround sound? 7.1? I know there is 10 speakers in the one I went too.
Who is "everyone?" Are you referring to public forum posters, or professionals, or both?interesting. everyone keeps advising to wire for 7.1 or more, but i don't see the issue with 5.1 especially in rooms where additional speaker locations are slim to choose from
You will get good, bad, and irrelevant advice in any public forum. Sometimes misinformation becomes a popular meme in any community. How a good sound system is designed and installed for a room depends upon the room size, construction details, and planned seating layout. There are no "pat" answers, no one-size-fits-all formulas or methods. An 11.1 channel system in some rooms would be a waste of money. Some rooms don't really support a center back channel, either.good point, i guess its mainly few forum posters recommending 'future proofing' for 7,9, and 11.1 systems.