Martycool007 - I'm not sure you fully understand what the PHX-H100 does. It's a full featured DSP that does decoding, delays per channel, EQ per channel, room correction, crossovers etc. It provides a single point of complete control over the system with a nice graphical user interface, calibration features etc.
I don't like multiple DA/AD/DA/AD chains. To me, that's more important than DD-HD and DTS-MA. If I need to play those format's I think I will find a way, remember that my source is a computer.
I don't think 10% of system cost for midrange drivers is completely out of proportion, it's now about 3,5% tweeters, 10% midrange, 16% midbass drivers, 16% sub for drivers, so the question is if there was a significantly better driver for USD 249, I didn't find one.
A good 5 channel amp will cost more than these drivers.
Angling the walls upwards is a suggestion from a professional acoustic designer that has done concert halls, studios, large scale home theaters etc. The reason is that when you have a thoroughly damped roof, it's a good idea to sendsound reflections upwards before they have a chance to bounce around to much.
I never said i was going to angle the drivers
upwards, that would be stupid!
Inwall islike car installation in that you can't move the speakers around, they are located in the walls, not in front of them and in the way that you want broader dispersal as opposed to precise imaging.
I wouldn't be too sure that you could easily achieve much better performance with a conventional system for an indoor installation of comparable cost.
If you want some evidence of the percieived impact of active correction, check out http://www.deqx.com/reviews.php
or read some reviews of Meridian's active stuff.