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In Reply to: RE: Gave up on HT... posted by ABliss on January 06, 2022 at 16:01:28
I still have my HT system but almost never turn it on since I don't watch much TV anyway. I put away the center channel speaker long ago too, and always use phantom mode the rare times I do use it. Part of the problem is that the cabling and connectivity gets out of control, another problem is I've switched DVD players and DACs and no two units ever have the same cabling.
Between the cable box, the DVD, the Firestick and the music system, it all just gets too complicated and I always need to look behind to make sure I have throughput. And then when I turn it off I have to make sure that the next person, my wife or kids, can just turn on the tv and watch since they don't care about any of this. I think the last thing I watched with the surround on was Game of Thrones and it's been a few years already.
Oh, and the subwoofer. I never use that at all and it is disconnected. My main speakers go low enough without needing it unless I want a helicopter crashing in my living room or planet Xorb exploding. I can't be bothered anymore.
I remember reading on one of the other forums that if you try to combine your 2 channel with HT, it becomes too difficult to use and they were right. I guess we outgrow our toys.
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I can totally relate. Maybe we are just getting too old for all the complications.
In all honesty I have barely used the HT part of my system. How barely? I haven't watched anything for at least 2-3 years.
Got a new PJ as a gift from work, trying to install it... I think I've had it for a year now.
One of the things that makes it less of a want? When I got my previous PJ, our upstairs TV was 35", so watching 110" made sense. Then 50", still made sense. 65"... less need. 75" works fine.
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