Just wondered what all of your preferences are? I'm sure most of you will prefer 2.1 but myself I don't think there is a comparison for 7.1 stereo. Thats just me though, I like it loud and powerful. The sound just fills the entire room from every direction. There isn't a spot in the room that is any more quiet than another. And everyone i've played my system too thinks the 7.1 sound is amazing. When you switch between the two there is such a difference in sound. Anyway what are all your thoughts on this?