What home theater system should I buy?

Episode 1350 (57:41)

Glen from Canyon Country, CA

Glen's new home is being wired for outdoor speakers for a home theater setup. What kind of surround sound system should he get, 5.1 or 7.2? Leo says that 5.1 will be fine. He'll have three speakers in front, and then two in the back, plus a subwoofer. He should get wired speakers. He'll want the surrounds at "ear height."

How about a receiver that can handle two different rooms with two different channels? Leo says that is known as "zones," but Leo says it's more inconvenient. For that, Leo recommends Sonos and their wireless sound system. Each room is then controlled separately through an app. It does do 5.1 surround through a sound bar.