I went 11.2 in 2012 via a Denon 4520CI, 7 bed channels and then front wides/heights.
Simply the front soundstage envelopment that the wides offer me, even via upscaling, has left me not wanting to go "just" 7.x.4.
I'm looking to keep the wides and heights, and add 2 pair of ceiling speakers in tbd
future, so that would put me at a 9.x.6
What is Dolbys position on front wides not offered in commercial AVR's?
Back in 2011 both Audyssey, Dolby, and DTS were advocating wides as huge next leap for the front soundstage, now that's silent like crickets.....
Is it just being practical that while wides DO offer the best enhancement to the front soundstage for envelopment, in real world they are harder to implement than 2 or 4 ceiling speakers? Yea, not many people cut holes in the side walls to put speakers in.
I appreciate your fact based response.