Non-surround sound w/ surround sound equipment.
I'm curious how things would work out if I took a set of 5.1 surround sound speakers and just left all 5 speakers in front of the TV. Or would I be better off just finding some way to wire everything into a stereo? My goal is to get some higher quality sound and a bit more volume.
Here's why I ask -- I'd like to improve the sound coming from my TV, but I really don't want to tear up my carpet in my condo just to run speaker wire, and I don't have another way of getting the wiring out. I'd get a 2.1 system, but they all seem to be really expensive. So deals like today's Phillips system look really nice to me, except I've got nowhere to use 3 of the satellite speakers.