5.1 surround sound

I finally got around to hooking up my 5.1 surround sound stereo this weekend (I didn’t have my rear speakers setup), since I also finally bought season two of Star Trek: Voyager, and I wanted to watch it in full audio goodness.  The difference is glorious.  It’s great fun.  Every time they are in a ship somewhere, you can hear the hum of the engines in the background all around you.  It’s the coolest thing ever.

Ironically, Voyager is the only Star Trek that I don’t have the complete set of.  It’s weird, because it is *almost* more my favorite than TNG.  It’s just the best series ever in a lot of respects.  It’s the story arc and the tight situations that continually focus on character that make it so good to me.  Actually, the real reason I don’t have them all is obvious — they are still way too expensive.  I’ve got the entire series of TNG and DS9, but that’s because Paramount finally got a clue and dropped the MSRP from $110 to $60.  That’s much more reasonable.  Unfortunately, Voyager is still running about $100 a season, and it’s been that way for a while.  I don’t know if they are ever going to drop the price.  I’ve had season one on DVD for the longest time, but never got anything else.  I got so itchy to watch a Voyager episode again though that I just had to buy another season set, even if it did cost an arm and a leg.  I’d say it was worth it. :)

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2 responses to “5.1 surround sound

  1. Hang on… aren’t those ships moving through a vacuum? Therefore there’s no air between the ship and the microphone, to carry the compression waves we call sound.

    That ship should pass by the camera completely silent… I’d hardly call this realism! :-P

  2. wonder weenie

    ooh. that’s cool. now i’m jealous

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