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5.1-channel surround system

A speaker setup that places one speaker above or below a television, two on either side of the display, and two beside or just behind the listener (standard surround). A subwoofer is to the front left of the listener. A surround system creates a more immersive, realistic sound experience-the more speakers, the richer the sound.

7.1-channel surround system

A speaker setup that places one speaker above or below a television, two on either side of the display, two beside or just behind the listener (standard surround), and two behind the listener (surround back channels). A subwoofer is to the front left of the listener. A surround system creates a more immersive, realistic sound experience-the more speakers, the richer the sound.

480i

480-line interlaced scan; the vertical resolution of standard-definition broadcasts, and the original resolution technology. See "interlaced scanning".

480p

480-line progressive scan; the vertical resolution of standard-definition and some enhanced-definition (ED) broadcasts. See "progressive scanning".

720p

720-line progressive scan; the vertical resolution of some high-definition (HD) broadcasts. See "progressive scanning".

1080i

1080-line interlaced scan; the vertical resolution of some high-definition (HD) broadcasts. See "interlaced scanning".

1080p

1080-line progressive scan; the vertical resolution of some high-definition (HD) broadcasts. See "progressive scanning".

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