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RE: "But many Atmos mixes are not making fantastic use of the overheads at this time and so raising the level isn't going to change that. But it may well upset the rest of the system."
Dead on. You do not want to compromise your system to hear sounds you think should be there. I think future Dolby Atmos soundtracks (1 yr - 2 yrs. from now) will be much better in their implementation of object technology. As it's a crime, IMHO, to label a Bluray movie "Dolby Atmos" where the use of the overheads is not apparent at all. You feel like you've been ripped off.
Imagine someone spending a couple grand (at least) for a new Dolby Atmos AVR and new speakers while working diligently to perfect their home theater layout as close to Dolby specs as possible. They've spent hours retrofitting speaker locations or adding them to their existing setup.
Then, they say - "Honey, it's ready! Let's watch a Dolby Atmos movie!" After the movie, she says to him, "I can't tell any difference!" Instant mortification. As time passes and the technology & application of object based soundtracks is perfected - - then you'll be able to truly judge the impact (and enjoyment) of Dolby Atmos in your home theater environment. Stay tuned and keep the faith.
Home Theater Setup
SONY 75X900F & 49X900E, BenQ W1080ST, Denon X5200 & Emotiva XPA-3
AudioSource 100VS, OPPO 103 & Samsung K8500, 9.1.4 Setup - Speakers - Studio 60's,
V.2 (FL/FR), CC-690 (C), V.5, ADP 590 V.5 (SS), MilleniaOne 2.0 (BS) - Velodyne 810 Sub,
Cornered Audio (FH/RH), Definitive Technology (Front Wides)