With the increasing availability of surround sound in cinemas, home theaters and multimedia computers, the demand for surround sound programs is constantly rising. Still, it remains difficult to assess to which extent does the use of surround sound increase the feeling of immersion in the total movie-viewing experience. This study is an attempt to evaluate the variation of the viewer's immersive feeling with the change of the surround sound proportion, also taking into account the dramatic content of the material used.
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