As the title states I'm tired of the industry not releasing movies in 7.1.
I purchased my 7.1 system about 5 years ago and to date I have 3 7.1 blue rays (none of them great movies) and a lot of heartache knowing that my DTS 6.1 ES DVD's sound better then most of my DTS Master audio blue rays. And above all it's ridiculous that I can get 7.1 from a Stereo source but not from a 5.1 source. (Don't get me started on Lord of the Rings and Avatar not being in 7.1)
I'm running Dynaudio Contour 3.3's, Contour Center, 4 Dynaudio Audience bookshelf speakers as rears all powered with a Krell KAV-500 and a Denon 4308CI receiver. I watch a lot of movies and play a lot of video games.
My question is this:
I've read a few complaints that receivers with THX modes that convert 5.1 to 7.1 loose a lot of the midrange. First is this true?
Second, are there any receivers out there in the $1500-$2300 price range that convert any Dolby Digital / DTS signal to 7.1? If there's more then one which do you recommend?
I've been looking at the Denon AVR4311CI or the Pioneer SC-37, but I haven't been able to find out if either of these receivers do what I want.
Thanks for your help in advance.