There's no right or wrong when it comes to entertainment preferences. People like what they like. :D\n\n\nWell only speaking for myself, but blow in insulation and crawling around on scissor trusses was a PITA but again, for ME totally worth it. Is so it again. You can laugh all you want about the new life people find in their old movies, but you’re basing your laughter on what? Al the times you’ve been disappointed with DSU or dtsnx? IMO it does depend on how good the track is in the first place but both upmixers do a very nice job of creating immersive experiences that are sometimes better than real Atmos or DTSX tracks.\n\nAs for music with DSU, or dtsnx, I’ve found that they place instruments in random places far less than PLIIx ever did.(but I did like PLIIx very much in general) Ime it they tend to give more sense of space and scale. It’s not like there’s a brass section overhead while the strings are up front with guitars in back etc.\n\nNo I'm not laughing at you, but I've tried the artificial multi channel music with many configurations, and all it does is degrade the intended soundstage and muddy up the clarity of the music. I can play music on up to 13 speakers if I want, but none of those various amounts of speakers improve the sound quality, and most decrease the quality. Sometimes if I'm using Front Wide speakers in addition to the stereo speakers it can improve & widen the sound stage. And a good stereo setup does immerse you in the music as good or better than any artificial setup. People listening to music at my house always think their listening to surround sound even though its Stereo. Because when properly setup, nothing is better than hearing it the way it was intended. And to your point, I have heard instruments coming directly from other locations than the front sound stage when in a fake surround mode, and to me it sounds silly. But hey, some people think putting their entire 5.1 setup on their TV, and setting it to play in DSP Bathtub mode sounds good, so to to each his own,. Enjoy your system.