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Since you have the Oppo, you could go either way. Depending on what Oppo BD you have, you could even go with just a pair of powered speakers or a two channel amp. You won't get any room correction though if that is important to you. Personally, I enjoy stereo sources processed into multi-channel just as much as in their native format, but I'm not an audio purist either. A stereo source processed over 5, 7, 9, or 11 speakers sounds great IF the room correction is top notch and the room is treated properly.
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Denon AVR X7200WA, Emotiva XPR-5, Emotiva XPA-7, Sony XBR 75" 850C, Oppo UDP-203, Roku Ultra.
DefTech BP7000SC (L/R), CLR3000 (C), SM55 (FH), UIW BPZ/A (SB), UIW 75 (TM).
JBL L7 (Sur), EoSone RSR 350 (RH).
PC 2.1 setup. Emotiva Stealth 6, SVS SB16-Ultra sub, Emotiva DC-1 DAC.