Originally Posted by jujufactory
My mistake. I meant 3.1, not 2.1. The point being that the back speakers are mostly useless if one considers that 95% of the audience will either watch it in stereo on their home TV and/or in 3.1/3.0 with back speakers improperly placed in the front.
This has been discussed several times here before and we all know that once the mix leaves the dub, we cant control it anymore. Playback systems vary a lot. I agree that stereo is probably most common way people are hearing shows and I also believe that the most important channel in 5.1 is center.
The mixers who know what theyre doing will deliver a mix that will work from atmos/7.1 to 1.0 and mixes often get 'remixed' for tv and dvd to ensure that they work on 'compromised' envinronments too.
So whats your point again? (other than telling how we are all blindly following the whims of a marketing dept
) Do you suggest that films should be mixed worst case scenario in mind?