How can I fix it so I can hear the dialogue in these DVDs/Blu-Rays?
Whenever we watch DVDs or Blu-Rays, I have to turn the sound on the TV way up so we can hear what the actors are saying, and then turn it down when stuff starts blowing up. Is that because we're missing the "center channel" speaker of the 5.1/7.1 surround sound?
What's an easy was to fix that?
Right now we listen to our movies from the TV's built-in speakers, which I'm assuming must only be giving us the left and right channels. From what I understand of surround sound set-up, you have to connect the source to a 5.1 or 7.1 reciever and then out to a 5.1 or 7.1 speaker set. Is it possible to get just the "center channel" speaker without the receiver? We have our TV up in a "cubby hole" above the fireplace, so we can't fit a 5.1 receiver (or anything else) up there. We also have young children who like to knock things over, so we won't be ready for a 5.1 or 7.1 speaker setup for a while.