Okay well allow me to clarify then... If you had been following receivers at all you'd know that some manufacturers have already created 9.1 units.
The units were capable of creating a left and right "presence" channel from the regular 5.1 content which was to be placed above the left and right channels akin to the system you've brought up. Reviewers claimed that it did add a nice sense of atmosphere etc.
Go look up something as simple as the Yamaha RX-V 2700. It will create presence channels... Also note the year this particular model came out...
Now quit calling people names because your incompetence.
Also, please provide me the link to this so-called "news" as I'm inclined to say I don't care as the most recent standard for movies which is called the "Blu-ray" only supports 7.1 audio despite what True-HD or DTS-MA can handle. Furthermore, once digital distribution becomes the norm, you can kiss quality the **** good-bye.
And on top of all that... The Yamaha RX-Z11... Both front and rear presence speakers. Where is Dolby again?