Hi guys.\n\nJust a quick noob question.\n\nI am in the process of building my home theater, and I have to come to terms with the fact that my room cannot support a 7 speaker setup. I can have 3 up front, and either 2 in the rear, or possibly 3 in the rear. I don't have space on the sides of my room for a true 7.1 system.\n\nGiven that limitation... should I aim for a traditional 5.1 setup? or should I even consider a 6.1?\n\nFor some reason, I recall hearing about 7 or 8 years back that 6.1 speaker setups were a "thing", where people used a rear center channel. Is this viable anymore? Just wondering.\n\n3 Questions:\n\nIs a 6.1 setup even worth considering, or am I wasting my time?\nIf so... I am using a Denon X4500h. I don't see any connection for a rear center channel. How would I go about this?\nIf I stick with a traditional 5.1 setup, would I connect my surrounds to "Surround" or "Surround back" on the receiver? or does it matter? The speakers physiclaly would be a few feet behind and to the sides of the listening position.