Originally Posted by Krokov
You're not missing anything old chap.
9.2 and 11.2 is for ignorant people who are easily fooled by marketing tricks and retailers telling them they need to buy more speakers.
Oh, and 3D can fall into that category as well.
Is that a fact? I personally don't care about 3D. To many drawbacks. So, how come this fool wants 11.2 but not 3D? Am I selectively ingnorant then?
I have tested the front presence channels on my Yamaha RX-V2700 when Audyssey was presented. In grand scenes, such as in Star Wars etc, the scale is grander. When my son is playing with the PS3, there's a perception of more 3D (no kidding). The battle field seems deeper when I switch on the presence program.
So, no, there's no discrete 11 channel content. So the echo-game in House Of Flying Daggers would not benefit. It's more refined as that. It has to do with immersiveness and grander scale.
Some people say, buy better speakers, not more. But how could a superb speaker positioned @ 30° off-axis replace the sound that a speaker positioned @ 60° off axis (Wide) produces? What a superb speaker does is disperse (image) it's output evenly over a very wide field, which is a different thing all together (but a very wanted thing, I admit).
What do you have to say about that? Please, teach this fool.