Originally Posted by rafaelpr
I ask every person I know that has a 7.1 setup to name a movie they've seen that takes advantage of the 7.1 speakers, and none of them has ever been able to answer me. I agree with the previous poster that if more material were available, I'd upgrade.
I wouldn't have gone to a 7.1 setup if the movies didn't exist, or if there were none I wanted to see. Off the top of my head, here are a few that take full advantage of 7.1:
all Disney animated classics
Tron Legacy (Looking forward to that one)
Toy Story 3
3:10 to Yuma
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Descent (Actually 6.1 I believe, but engages all the speakers)
The Lord of the Rings Extended Editions (Also 6.1)
There are many others, and there's a full list elsewhere on this forum. My point is, just because you're not aware of which movies use 7.1 doesn't mean they don't exist. I made the decision to upgrade only after researching and finding a number of movies on the way that were going to take full advantage of a 7.1 array. I wouldn't dismiss an upgrade as an ignorant act for bragging rights.