Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
Yup. Confirmed. Max 11CH processing on the 7200. The 7200 will likely have other features to differentiate it from the 5200.
Ok, so let me see if I understand this correctly. The x7200 has a maximum of 11.2 channels of processing at any given time but has a total of 13.2 preouts, and Dolby Atmos doesn't use "wide speakers". So the options available to the consumer is thus:
11.2 (AKA Audyssey DSX or DTS NEO:X) with the following maximum speaker configuration:
FL, C, FR, SL, SBL, SR, SBR, FHL, FHR, FWL, FWR + LFE X 2
7.2.4 (AKA Dolby Atmos and possibly DTS's answer to Atmos) with the following maximum speaker configuration:
FL, C, FR, SL, SBL, SR, SBR, FHL(FCL), FHR(FCR), RHL(RCL), RHR(RCR) + LFE X 2.
The front heights used by DSX and NEO:X as well as the front height/ceiling used by Atmos would share the 'Height 1' preout and the rear heights/ceiling would be used by Atmos using the 'Height 2' preout. But to keep to the max 11.2 (7.2.4) channels max, only the 'Height 2' OR the 'front wides' would be active at a given time depending on if you are using Atmos or DSX/NEO:X. This should also coincide with what batpig was saying.
Does that sound about right or am I out to lunch still? I understand that their is the possibility of some of the preouts being assignable (they are called 'height 1' and 'height 2' instead of 'front height/ceiling' and 'rear height/ceiling') but I am trying to keep it as simple as possible because it gets confusing quick.