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I currently have a 7.1 setup with my Onkyo 818.
Basicaly 5 forward and 2 side surround.
The forward are Center, L/R/, L/R wide vis Audessey DSX set to front wide.

So in terms of movie watching would I see better impact with that configuration or should I move the front wide into rear surround?

So 3 front and 4 back?
Where front is Center, L/R
Back is Rear Surround and 2 Side Surround?
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Its totally up to you. Try it both ways and see which way you like it better.

If there was a consensus that the surround backs sound better you probably wouldn't have the option for front wides or heights.

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Depends, if you have the room for proper 7.1 set up it may be beneficial. Personally I have never had the room for rear surrounds, so I have played with wides and heights. I really like wides, audyssey dsx really makes a huge impact on movies.

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Depends on your seating location.

If your seating is at or near the back wall, then stick to your current set-up (no space behind you for the rear speakers).

If your seating is a few feet away from the back wall, then 4 surround speakers will give you side-vs-rear imaging and wrap-around envelopment that's not possible with only 2 surround speakers.

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