I have a pretty crap 5.1 surround sound system at the moment which screws up at anything louder than normal listening (even after changing pc so it is the speakers!).
I have them all in a line in front of me so don't really get the benefit. so i was thinking about getting a creative itrigue 2.1 system. my onboard sound (realtek alc888, which ive heard is pretty good so won't get a new sound card) has options for 5.1 and 2 speakers but no 2.1. Question is can i use the 5.1 setting for 2.1 speakers? or will i lose 3 speakers worth of sound in e.g. a dvd?