After major negotiations with my wife, I finally took the plunge and set up an atmos system. I just purchased two def tech 8060st's for the fronts, Pioneer Elite SC-85 receiver, and def tech A60 modules to go on top of the 8060's, to go with my 8040hd center and def tech in-ceiling rear surrounds, to make a 5.1.2 system.
I would have liked to do 5.1.4, but my wife would not go for listener-level rear surrounds, so I had to leave my in-ceiling rear speakers as surrounds and go with 5.1.2. After setting everything up and running pioneer's room correction, I popped in TF4 and hoped for the best
All I can say I WOW. The sound was incredible, the surround effects seemed so much more clear and accurately placed compared with my previous 5.1 system. The overhead effects were stunning, though like others I didn't feel they were used enough. In fact, I believe TF4 on my home atmos system was the best sound experience I have ever had watching a movie, commercial cinemas included, definitely better than Guardians of the galaxy at my local atmos cinema. I am incredibly happy with my setup even though it is just 5.1.2.
I know the A60 modules have gotten mixed reviews, so I wanted to let people know how happy I am with them. I do have an 8 foot highly reflective ceiling, so it may be that they only work well with that type of ideal situation. Anyway, I can't wait to try the dolby surround upmixer on some non-atmos movies and music.