Originally Posted by zwc0442
I've done a bit of searching in this thread and cannot figure out how to run either front high or front wide. I had some extra satelite speakers laying around and hooked up all four for front high and wide. Run the calibration and it set all of the settings. Now when I go through the different listening modes there is only a selection for dolby PLIIz Height.. From what I have read the 709 can either run wides or heights. Just trying to figure out how to turn the wides on and the heights off. Thanks.
Correct. You can physically connect more speakers that can be active at one time. If I recall, the 709 only supports 7.1 active at the same time. If you enable dolby PLIIz Height it will disable a pair of your back or surround. If you select wides, then a pair is also disabled. I have 9.1 speakers but only 7.1 can be active at once in Zone 1. If you run a Zone 2, you'll lose 2 out of your config also.
To switch on your dolby PLIIz Height you can use the remote (SP Layout button), select one of the music mods or select on the front of the receiver.
For me personally, I have the two dolby PLIIz Heights wired up and positioned but never use them. I prefer the in-wall back L\R and L/R Surrounds. www.dolby.com
has a great explanation and diagrams.