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Happy New Year to everyone!
I'm a newbie when it comes to home theater, so please steer me in the right direction.
I'm looking at TV's and leaning towards the LG B7.
Not sure whether to buy a high-end sound bar that mimics surround sound or maybe a mid-range surround sound system. Also need to add a subwoofer.
My dilemma is an entertainment room that is connected to the living room by an archway with open spacing at the top. I don't know if i add surround speakers that the sound will not be contained in the room. Maybe a sound bar would be better by virtue of its placement.
Viewing distance is about 12'
Why not just stereo speakers on each side of TV?
Surround sound always sounds fake to me.
Run Digital out from TV, to D/A converter, into a stereo audio system.
The B7 is amazing, good choice, so don't cheat yourself. A good surround system really does make the system and subs are required to shake you awake when the dinosaurs walk close by in Jurassic Park.
Don't worry about the surrounds adding more to sound escaping the space. The majority of the time, you won't hear anything from them unless a bomb explodes behind you.
Thanks for the replies. Looks like surround sound is the way to go.
I was looking for comparisions between the LG B7 and C7. The only differences i can see are the bezel and stand. Otherwise, the picture is the same.
I thought the C7 is a curved screen which personal feel is distracting unless it's a theater with a 240" screen. I noticed the priced at about the same, though rtings does list the c7 as a tab better, but says the b7 is the best 4k to buy....unless you want a bigger screen. ;)
I just looked a bit more and it seems like the difference at Amazon is $100 for better sound for the TV speakers which not good videophile would use.
I would go with a real surround system every time. Sound bars are OK for watching TV, but for movies.....
I meant to attach a photo to my post
Photo of entertainment room
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