I have a 5.1 right now and am considering the benefit of upgrading to 7.1. The problem is, I only have one place to put the additional speakers to complete the 7.1, the ceiling.
This is because in my room, the couch is all the way against the back wall (there is no room to move it forward, it must stay where it is), my surrounds are directly beside the couch a few feet away on both sides. Now, for me to get to 7.1 I was thinking of a high end ceiling speaker (or mounting a high end speaker) directly above my couch, spaced evenly and pointing directly down at us.
Has anyone done this and does this create an acceptable surround rears setup for the additional 2 channels?