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  1. Josh Steinberg

    Hello, audiophiles and experts. Newer question on hooking up.... hardware advice/possibilities....

    I don’t get any added value from surround sound on sitcoms, reality shows and news programs. I’m glad surround sound is offered on those programs for those who enjoy it but it doesn’t enhance my experience. Furthermore, as I think I mentioned earlier, sound from the receiver speakers travels...
  2. Josh Steinberg

    Hello, audiophiles and experts. Newer question on hooking up.... hardware advice/possibilities....

    It sounds to me that you need a receiver that offers passthru when turned off. Mine does but it’s an older model without 4K so won’t help you but I didn’t think it was an obscure or hard to find feature. All of my devices are plugged into the receiver, and then the receiver is plugged into the...
  3. Josh Steinberg

    Hello, audiophiles and experts. Newer question on hooking up.... hardware advice/possibilities....

    That’s why passthru is an important receiver feature for me. Everything is wired through the receiver but I can simply switch it off if I want the TV volume. I can’t speak for anyone else but for me it’s simple: I do not enjoy watching the type of content I mentioned above in surround sound...
  4. Josh Steinberg

    Hello, audiophiles and experts. Newer question on hooking up.... hardware advice/possibilities....

    Some people prefer to watch some content with the TV speakers and prefer to save the 5.1 speakers for either special content or special occasions. I have no desire to do my casual viewing with surround sound - I don’t need 5.1 for sitcoms, reality shows or news. With the way our home is laid...
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