As I said earlier, I've already traded the center and one of the back surround channels for additional sides, which are at 50 deg and near ceiling level.
There are roughly 530 7.1 BDs.
That was poorly written on my part; what I meant by 2 or 3 was that's how many 7.1 BD's I've heard so far on the 972.
Try the opening scene from Transformers 3; the first 10 seconds (Paramount logo) should let you hear your back speakers clearly. Do you mean with re-mapping activated? Turning on Trinnov room correction shouldn't lock you out of surround processing modes (unless you're doing an unusual configuration with your speakers).
Right, it doesn't.
I misunderstood the 972 control and display behavior; unbeknownst to me, when you successively press the front panel Surround button it toggles Auto Surround on and off, which, depending on source material, may make various surround modes unavailable.
Or at least seemed to; when toggled out of Auto Surround, the display momentarily says Trinnov Surround, which made me think I got Trinnov or DPL IIx etc.
Now that I've got that straightened out, Curt, riddle me this:
In my current setup with one back surround channel, what happens to the stereo back surround information when I use DPL IIx?
Do you know if Trinnov combinse them to mono, or do I need to use DD EX in order to not lose info?
Back to back surround speaker activity; Sanjay, leaving aside notable examples such as you've cited, how often do you feel the backs add significantly to the experience?
Using the last chapter of the Super Speedway BD, which has several instances of a view down the road and the car coming from behind and zooming past and forward, I just tried DPL IIx Music, DPL IIx Music, and Trinnov Music and Trinnov Cinema.
Still barely anything from the backs.
Whereas an improved front soundstage is in evidence almost all of the time.