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The reality of it is that if you do not have the speakers placed correctly like Dolby suggests meaning fronts in front of you at ear level and the surrounds as they should be your not gaining the effect if you were to add the Atmos speakers to the rest of the ceiling speakers.
+1 I'm not sure that the handoff between speakers on the same plane would be effective. I could be underestimating though.
I think peter mentioned soundbars earlier. I think we agree here, but my assessment is they barely work. And that's in a room with proper boundary location. I'm thinking aiming speakers at the ceiling is gonna be problematic at best. Again, I could be underestimating, but I smell snake oil. ...only a drop or 2 though.
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The reality of it is that if you do not have the speakers placed correctly like Dolby suggests meaning fronts in front of you at ear level and the surrounds as they should be your not gaining the effect if you were to add the Atmos speakers to the rest of the ceiling speakers.
That is what I thought. I was hoping that Atmos might be different then Audyssey. I keep trying but in the end, it seems like it would be a waste of $$$$


Audyssey told me regarding using Heights with their DSX and in-ceiling speakers:

The best and most noticeable results will be with speakers that are separated as much as possible from the front speakers (using height as distance). As all your speaker are in the ceiling, there will not be much separation and the addition will be a lot less noticeable then the addition of wides. The standard layout is here: http://www.audyssey.com/technologies/dsx
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I was hoping that Atmos might be different then Audyssey.
Not when it comes to separating speakers. If ALL your speakers are above you, then the idea of adding height speakers doesn't make sense, since you won't be able to separate sounds above you (7 main speakers) from sounds above you (4 height speakers).

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Re: Dolby Atmos is coming Home!

People with acoustically treated rooms will have to change everything to accommodate Atmos as mentioned in the video. Point the speakers up, Point the speakers down, What is next point them all directly at each other and hope for the best. Sorry but I agree with the snake oil comment and I for one will not be changing everything around in my HT until Atmos proves it is not going to go the way of 3D. And I have a feeling that will be awhile.

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People with acoustically treated rooms will have to change everything to accommodate Atmos as mentioned in the video.
Everything? Speakers mounted in-ceiling or on-ceiling don't need much space and won't keep folks from treating the ceiling. Virtual height speakers need more of the ceiling to be reflective, but outside those spots there can still be treatment. Everything else about the acoustically treated room can stay the same.

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OK, I may have overstated when I said everything. But in my case my ceiling is treated and if Atmos is depending on reflections then anyone with a good amount of treatments will have to go back and look at things that may need changing. People with no treatment at all will be better off.

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if Atmos is depending on reflections
Only as a last resort, for consumers who can't or won't mount speakers above. Traditional in-ceiling or on-ceiling speakers are still Dolby's first recommendation for Atmos.

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I have 8 speakers in the ceiling: LCR fronts, 2 wides, LR surround and a single surround back.
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One only uses the "ATMOS-enabled" speakers with the upward-aimed "height" drivers if one does not have real in-ceiling speakers. You do.
I read your note too fast and assumed you had all those in-ceiling speakers in addition to main L/C/R/Ls/Rs speakers. In your case, you would need to add those as ATMOS assumes you have main speakers in the proper positions. Having everything in-ceiling is not really conforming to any standard, ATMOS or otherwise.

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I am amazed at how quick receiver manufacturers have adopted Dolby Atmos. It seems that none of the big 5 are late to the game. Is this not unusual in it self? Maybe some colluding going on here. On the other hand if Atmos helps to lower the cost of quality 7.1 products then I am all for it.
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