I assumed that was the case. It's a handy feature IMO.The Denons will also allow you to connect 13 speakers even though they can only process 9 or 11. This for the same reason as the Pioneers I believe.
I misunderstood initially. That makes perfect sense.You'll notice on the Denons diagram I posted that there is a lot of overlap between front height and top front. You can be within spec for both. Since the guy on AVS wanted two sets of overheads, but couldn't meet the spec for top rear, and since the Denon does not allow for top middle and top front, this is why he went with top middle and front height. Again it seems to work very well for him.
I noticed that diagram looks like a hybrid of PLIIz and Atmos. Nice to know the two can be combined for Atmos playback. With all of the different Dolby configurations available now (at least on Atmos-enabled AVRs) DTS Neo:X and Audyssey DSX seem unnecessary, or at least redundant.Oh and even though the Denon doesn't officially list front height + top middle as an Atmos configuration, it is allowed and the receiver will decode Atmos using it.
Do you already have your sub(s) on hand? Best bet would be to try a few different spots to see what sounds best since every room behaves differently. Of the two options you're considering, I would lean toward two subs on either end of your seating. Putting one in your closet might add some undesired boominess to the bass response.Thanks for all the info guys! I should be ready to prewire within the next few weeks or so and will post some pics along the way. I am wondering now about the subwoofer placement. Optimal spot with my setup would be two in the rear (one on each side of the seating). I don't really have room for any in the front however I can possibly do one in the front inside my A/V closet (see attached pic).
The closet will have shelving starting about 30" off the floor. I can leave the space at the bottom floor open completely with all components above on shelving. Closet is approx 20" x 22" x 96"
That's what I figured. I have one sub now but I am probably going to purchase two new ones. I want everything to be new for this setup. Currently have an AVRx4000 which I'll be upgrading for an atmos capable receiver. I won't really be able to test the setup if I am prewiring now because everything is open, unless I just run lines for a sub in all four corners and test them out when it's sheetrocked.Do you already have your sub(s) on hand? Best bet would be to try a few different spots to see what sounds best since every room behaves differently. Of the two options you're considering, I would lean toward two subs on either end of your seating. Putting one in your closet might add some undesired boominess to the bass response.
Dolby has announced three additional titles that will carry an Atmos soundtrack: Paramount Pictures' Hercules (November 4th release) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (December 16th release), along with Lionsgate's Step Up All In (November 4th release).I'm starting to try to track down available media with Atmos soundtracks. So far there is just the one Blu-Ray available which is Transformers 4. A few others have been announced for Nov-Dec release. I suspect there are some Dolby demo discs floating around too, if one has the proper connections. Like any other new AV tech, early adopters won't have much content to choose from. Anybody know of any other Atmos content available now?
I had seen those announced as well. TMNT was ok, might be worth trying with Atmos. I use VUDU occasionally, I will have to look into that a bit more.Dolby has announced three additional titles that will carry an Atmos soundtrack: Paramount Pictures' Hercules (November 4th release) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (December 16th release), along with Lionsgate's Step Up All In (November 4th release).
And also this fall sometime content service provider VUDU, the first streaming service to announce support for Dolby Atmos films.
I will check these out tonight. I'm not familiar with that website. Are the clips... shall we say... legally acquired?Some Dolby Atmos demo trailers are available for downloading in the Dolby section of http://www.demo-world.eu/trailers/high-definition-trailers.php
Be sure to download the lossless versions. The lossy DD5.1 versions don't contain the Atmos metadata.