Yeah, receiver manufacturers were wise not to rewrite their manuals in that way as many already were incorporating “height” or “presence” speakers in their systems that were in locations that were “acceptable” to dolby for atmos duty.
If I had a large and tall room to dedicate to it, I’d have matching speakers all the way up and around for “object based” formats. You know, like the mastering pros do. Matching surround and surround back speakers to fronts can be pulled off far more easily than ceiling mounted and upfiring “modules
Remember when surround sound was a mono extraction sent to barely capable surround speakers? Those days are gone. Soon enough, as has been their way, dolby will introduce an improvement to atmos that includes expanded signals to atmos modules that requires more capable speakers. Some will have gotten ahead it.
If this s#%t is “object based,” why should that object lose its presence and impact while moving throughout the space because of the signal and speaker mismatches? We are in phase I of this s#%t. How many pro logic iterations were there? My apologies for the digression.
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