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DENON AVR-4520CI 11.2 Surround Set Up

I am upgrading my Home Theater system from 1080p to 4K.
HT Room : 5m x 8m dedicated HT Room.
A/V Receiver : DENON AVR-4520CI. 11.2 surround capability.
Current Speakers : 7.2 system. 7 speakers and 2 subwoofers.
Projector : Sony VPL-VW1100ES 4K.
Screen : 150" EluneVision 4K Reference, 16:9, 2.40 gain.

I am thinking to upgrade the 7.2 speakers system to more speakers set up.
To have full 11.2 surround capability of Denon, I need to add another 4 speakers at front screen, namely 2 WIDE front speakers and 2 High front speakers.

For additional 2 Front WIDE Speakers: I cannot do this due to room width limitation.
For additional 2 Front HIGH Speakers: I can add this by hanging the speakers high up with the ceiling mount.

I need some advices:

Do the additional 2 Front HIGH Speakers (9.2 system) give a much better surround sound than my current 7.2 system ?

Worth to do the set up? For cost I do not need to buy extra speakers as I have 2 spare speakers available, only need to buy one pair of Speaker Mounting brackets (small investment).

All advices and recommendation are much appreciated.
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Depends on the movie sound track as to whether Front Height will provide any real benefit; however, you would also need an external 2CH amp to expand to 11.2.

Also note there is a dedicated thread for the Denon 4520CI ....

The **OFFICIAL** DENON AVR-4520CI thread

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Depends on the movie sound track as to whether Front Height will provide any real benefit; however, you would also need an external 2CH amp to expand to 11.2.

Also note there is a dedicated thread for the Denon 4520CI ....

The **OFFICIAL** DENON AVR-4520CI thread
I can only expand to 9.2, I can not do 11.2 because my HT room is not allow me to place another pair of Front Wide Speakers.
My screen is 150" big.
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No sound out of my 2 Front Height Speakers

I have install the extra 2 Front Height Speakers.
I have configured the 9.2 setting in Denon AVR-4520CI and tested all 9 speakers and 2 subwoofers fine, working well with test sound.
But there is NO sound out of that 2 Height Speakers !
I am using HTPC as media source. The control panel stated output sound is 7.2.

What am I missing here?
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Are you using either DTS Neo:X or DSX as a surround mode?

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Are you using either DTS Neo:X or DSX as a surround mode?
Sorry to ask this D*** question:

My Denon front dispaly said: MULTI CH IN 7.1
How to set that DTSNeo . . . ?
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That is the "input" signal. Press/hold the MOVIE button on the remote and select either DSX or DTS Neo:X.

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That is the "input" signal. Press/hold the MOVIE button on the remote and select either DSX or DTS Neo:X.
Thanks Smoothie, you are my SAVIOR.
How can I missed that little green button !!!

Now, when I klick DSX and when DTS Neo:X ? (What are those terms mean anyway ?)
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Just two different surround mode's ... one by Audyssey (DSX) and one by DTS. Try them both and use whichever one you prefer.

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Just two different surround mode's ... one by Audyssey (DSX) and one by DTS. Try them both and use whichever one you prefer.
I try both.
If my source is 5.1 : Both working well, DSX and DTS Neo:X create sound of Front Height Speakers about the same as Standard Front Speakers.
If My source is 2.0 : DSX create (full) sound as Staandard Front speakers, on the other hand DTS Neo:X sounds totally difference (weird) it sound almost like surround speakers, only ambient sound not full content of Standard Height Speaker.

Question:
Will both accept Dolby and DTS surround, in standard and HD ?
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