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Side note: ceiling bounce speakers are a gimmick.
I have upfiring speakers because I cannot mount speakers on my ceiling. There is barely any overhead info in my setup; I describe it as "waist level Atmos" in that the sound is only waist level high. And yes, I have turned up the levels higher than what Audyssey XT32 returned.
Dolby claiming that sounds bounces off the ceiling down to the MLP is laughable. That's like saying mounting a center channel behind the MLP pointing towards a sidewall will bounce dialogue to the MLP.
I have never heard a bounce theater sound as good as a ceiling theater. One friend cut holes in his ceiling and Atmos in his theater blows mine away. Another friend mounted Bose cubes to his ceiling and Atmos in his theater blows mine away. Both do not have equipment much better than mine, it's their setup and positioning that make the difference.
So if possible, mount speaker in or on your ceiling. Do not expect equivalent results if you opt for speakers pointing up.
As for great Atmos movies that haven't been listed, try Seven Worlds One Planet, Pacific Rim, and the Shallows.
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