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5.1 vs 3.1.2 surround sound

Hello, I am new to this and have a question please. I have budget Onkyo tx-sr393 receiver does Support Atmos and my speaker set up is 2 front speakers mounted flush in wall and 1 sub. My rear speakers are mounted flush in ceiling firing straight down. For best sound and experience, what settings would you recommend, 3.1.2 or 5.1? And why please? Thank you in advance!!
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Movie soundtracks have more surround content than height content, so I would use the ceiling speakers as surrounds.

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Hello, I am new to this and have a question please. I have budget Onkyo tx-sr393 receiver does Support Atmos and my speaker set up is 2 front speakers mounted flush in wall and 1 sub. My rear speakers are mounted flush in ceiling firing straight down. For best sound and experience, what settings would you recommend, 3.1.2 or 5.1? And why please? Thank you in advance!!

What sdurani already said. Plus, if you were to do 3.1.2, you prefer to have the two Atmos speakers mounted above to slightly in front of you rather than behind.

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Definitive Technology DI8R; Amplification: Class D Audio SDS-470C (4ch. x 300w)
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2 x SVS-SB13Ultras; Media: Oppo UDP-203, Pioneer CLD-59
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