I know the best bet is to simply try it and I will... however I'm wondering if anyone has tried such and if so was it helpful. As you can see by my Avatar the center speaker is very low and I'm guessing it would be even worse mounted above the screen. I have always been bothered by the directionality of the vocals as they appear (and are) coming from the bottom of the screen. So far the only thing which worked at a large degree was the Sherwood R-972 with its 3D remapping. For one reason or another I won't be using the R-972.
It sent a portion (perhaps 1/3 volume) of the center channel to the fronts which raised the vocals and at the same time the vocals didn't become left or right directional when sitting in the outer seats. This was the issue when using a phantom center. I have been aiming the center upwards to roughly hit the middle of my ear. Which helps somewhat but I'm wondering what if I over shoot and point the sound a couple of feet above ear level... what will happen?
Will the EQ process simply increase the volume and the vocals still sound like they are coming from below or perhaps will the increased volume above my ear level make the vocals sounded lifted (to any degree)?