Last spring I bought the new television and have gradually experienced some of the features that come with a HDTV.
Since I'm too cheap to pay for the cable package that includes high definition broadcasts, I bought a basic hd antenna and get my high definition for free. Since I have the sound being fed from the television, I've discovered that hd broadcasts are in surround sound.
You may wonder why I am just discovering this six months later.
I rearranged the living room this weekend and am now sitting in a location.
Twice today during football games I got up to go out and check to see the rain.
It was not raining - it was crowd sounds from the broadcast.
And someone to the back right of the microphone has a REALLY annoying noisemaker. There is nothing that resembles rain there, more like some kid playing a toy trumpet outside my window.
I finally like my living room, but the new arrangement is going to take some getting used to. I'm especially going to have to get used to the sound and stop looking out the window or running to the door to see the rain.