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#1 of 3 George Bir

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Posted August 28 2004 - 04:10 PM

Would like to get a 6.1 or 7.1 reciever for possable expansion later.
Will I lose quality now with a 5.1 set up?

#2 of 3 Roger Kaufmann

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Posted August 28 2004 - 04:28 PM

Absolutley not, most people that have 6.1 or 7.1 hardware only are connecting a 5.1 system because of the additional expense, complexity and logistics of adding the additional hardware. The bottom line a 5.1 setup will be just fine and leave you head room to upgrade to a 6.1 or 7.1 system when you are ready.
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#3 of 3 John Garcia

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Posted August 29 2004 - 11:05 AM

My previous and current receiver are/were 6.1. I ran 5.1 with my previous setup and was very happy with it, but for one of the reasons Roger lists, I do not run 6.1 in my current setup (no place for a rear center). You simply tell the receiver you do not have a rear center. You will not be "missing" anything, all the sound will be processed normally, even when listening to 6.1 tracks. You will be hard pressed to find a decent receiver these days that isn't at least 6 channel.
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