Even with the stereo - sometimes a movie forces me to turn on "night mode", which adds some compression i guess - sometimes I forget I've left it in this mode! But ya, some content without this is very hard to hear the dialogue. I thought the center channel in surround setups maybe made this better?? But I guess notIt serves well as a stereo in daylight hours. It just never dawned on me that it would be pointless for evening film. Maybe I'm just being paranoid.
I've turned night mode to full, turned up the centre channel and turned off the subwoofer. Helps, but from what I've been reading, studios generally release what's in the theater to disc. It should be remixed for home, but that costs money. Netflix has been changing this, apparently, by demanding a stereo track with audible dialogue and a smaller dynamic range.Also - Lojack is a surround sound buff and should be here to defend it soon enough - I think he'll have some good points, maybe hes got some strategies to improve the mix for his setups he can share with you Snuffy
Low dialogue and overbearing everything else. Useless for apartments. Has anyone been annoyed with a neighbor's system? I just aborted a film out of fear of waking the building.