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Netflix 5.1 content

It seems most or all Netflix content is 5.1. Netflix is my main source for viewing. My system is 5.0 with subwoofer coming soon. Is there anything to gain by adding the rear surround speakers to have a 7.1 system?
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It seems most or all Netflix content is 5.1. Netflix is my main source for viewing. My system is 5.0 with subwoofer coming soon. Is there anything to gain by adding the rear surround speakers to have a 7.1 system?
7.1 should still improve surround sound (more consistent positioning of the surround effects), but I personally preferred Atmos (5.2.1) over 7.1 on the same AV receiver.
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Hi All!

I have a Sherwood 972, which supports my 7.1 configuration.

I have only found Netflix/Amazon showing max 5.1 content. I am running the Xfinity Comcast HDMI through the back HDMI port of an Oppo 105.

Can anyone point me to streaming 7.1 content and tell me if I should be getting 7.1 out from the Sherwood?

Thank you very much

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7.1 should still improve surround sound (more consistent positioning of the surround effects), but I personally preferred Atmos (5.2.1) over 7.1 on the same AV receiver.
Interesting and confusing. If the content is 5.1 what am I hearing at speaker 6 & 7? Also if content is 5.1 what are Atmos speakers doing?
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It wouldn't be too difficult to add 2 atmos speakers to my 5.1. I'm curious about how much atmos content there actually is available on streaming services.

I found this list:
https://www.highdefdigest.com/news/s...by-atmos/42751
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Interesting and confusing. If the content is 5.1 what am I hearing at speaker 6 & 7? Also if content is 5.1 what are Atmos speakers doing?
See Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X up-mixing technologies. Both require support from your AV receiver.

My understanding is that they "deconstruct" the mix, optimise and remix for your particular setup. I haven't looked into the details of how they work, though.
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