You are hard headed as a Spanish bull in mating season. When you get a 2 channel signal in directv are you watching 2 in your system or 7.1? You consider your system a 7.1 right?
I am telling you that Roger Dressler reviewed my plans for a steered 12 channel system and said "this is exactly what we do in our 22.2 channel system in the large laboratory room". Roger Dressler head of research at Dolby.
My screenshot of the tact audio shows INPUT CHANNELS and OUTPUT CHANNELS, you are saying that input channels is what counts, fine but how do you discuss system employing more channels of output, either with just low pass information or the more complex ambiance extraction steered matrixes, or the even more complex height extraction matrixes?
We that work with such complex signal manipulations DEMAND THE RIGHT TO USE NUMBER OF OUTPUT CHANNELS
as the channel designation, I am willing to compromise with a more descriptive nomenclature like I/O 7.1/10.2 but I am sure not going to let some overworked orthodontist telling me how to run my business because we need to communicate what the system is doing and 7.1 does not cut it.
Can't you Relax? Come down to Prometheus and have a Pina Colada by the pool
THIS TANTRUM FROM the same person that believes in CREATING additional resolution with the video scaler for the isco. It is textbook case of selective curmudgeonry