Wow Jared, I didn't even notice a reply to this so I apologize for my obviously delayed response, haha.
I'd given up on this thread.
Well, your words are a bit over my head... I plug a TV in and let 'er rip more or less... haha
Yeah, not exactly techno savy here.
I know I don't have surround sound, so I can tell you that much. My TV's actually not even got the red, white, and yellow ports most TV's have nowadays... It's that old. It's kickin' though so I just don't get anything new till this one works no more. I'm assuming then that my TV has the latter.
I watched ROTJ at my girlfriend's house though, which renders that moot I guess, and her TV's big but I don't believe it has surround sound either... She just has what the set has.
The problem we noticed was dialogue not always matching character's lips... Or things seeming very "soft" at times. One sound louder than another and such...
Perhaps it is time I lept into the 20th Century (only one behind isn't so bad) and got surround sound for my mini TV I got going?