surround is silly imo in standard residential settings. sell all your surround crap and buy better 2-channel.>
This in spades, @dancing james . I had a decent 5.1 setup a few years back but sold it and invested in a much better 2.0 setup. Stereo amps in particular are so much better than surround sound ones.
Do I miss the surround sound? On 99% of movies its poorly used and the 1% that its done properly its pretty gimmicky IMO. With decent stereo you get a very wide soundstage and real depth anyway.