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Michael4,000 posts since 5 Sep 2005
I think it depends on the source - watching the Masters golf there's very definitely crowd noise and applause *only* coming from the rear surround speakers but the football is less obvious. TVPlayer Channel 5 for the rugby is (surprisingly) definitely 5.1, as is iPlayer.

EDIT : The rugby is 2.0 upconverted to 5.1 by my amp - I can hear remnants of commentary in the rear speakers where it hasn't quite been muted but the crowd noise is loud enough so the effect isn't noticable.
Last edited by Michael on 13 April 2019 3:02pm