Atmos for dummies
I recently upgraded to a 4K projector and a Denon receiver compatible with Atmos (AVR-S740H). Originally, I just wanted the receiver to power my existing seven speakers (Centre, front left and right, and four surround speakers on the side and overhead rear on the ceiling) plus a subwoofer. Then I got to wondering what Atmos was all about, investigated further, and discovered that my receiver only supports Atmos add on speakers if I disconnect my existing rear ceiling speakers and then connect those wires to the new Atmos speakers (whatever and wherever those are).
The more I read, the more confused I get.
Should I keep my existing setup and forget “Atmos”? Should I replace my rear ceiling speakers with new rear ceiling speakers? (And are speakers ON the ceiling ok, or do they need to be IN the ceiling?)
Should I keep my existing system but replace front left and right speakers which fire both vertically and horizontally? (And if I did, would the Denon support that? If I understand their support advice, Atmos speakers need to be connected where my rear ceiling speakers are connected). But as I say, I may not understand this AT ALL.