I have a SurroundBar, PSW505 sub, and Yamaha HTR-5890 receiver. I've listened to 5.1 sources (DVD's, High Def channels) in a couple of settings on the Yamaha.
When I compare the sound when the Yamaha is set to Dolby 5.1 compared to when the Yamaha is set to 7 Channel Stereo, the 7 Ch Stereo setting sounds really good. The Dolby 5.1 also sound good, but when set to 7 Ch stereo, the sound is much "fuller".
Other receivers may have a setting similar to Yamaha's 7 Ch stereo. I know I'm losing surround sound when using 7 Ch stereo, but to me, it sounds much better.
Has anyone else experienced anything similar to this?