Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman
Here's the rub, with Denon and Marantz processors that can handle DTS: X as well, you want to have your overheads set to the Front/Rear Height designations or the overhead rendering gets messed up. Then place your speakers in the ideal Dolby Atmos Top Front and Top Rear positions on the ceiling, if possible, for the best effect. It seems as if Dolby Atmos doesn't have a rendering issue setting things up this way. DTS: X recommended angles for Heights can overlap Dolby Atmos Tops.
Onkyo, Pioneer, Yamaha owners can speak from more experience.
I just wanted to confirm I'm understanding this right. I'll be getting the SR7010, and will have 4 Dolby Surround/Rear, and 4 Atmos TF/TR, mounted fairly close to recommended positions and angles.
You're saying that I should configure the SR7010 as Front and Rear Height, rather than Top Front and Top Rear?
Seems counter-intuitive, but again, I think you're saying that for Dolby Atmos signals, it will be handled just fine, while the DTS:X signals will be handled better this way?
And while I've got your attention, do you think the power output of the SR7010 will be sufficient to drive the 4 Dolby (86dB sensitivity) and 4 Atmos (90db Sensitivity) adequately? (L/C/R will be pre-out to other amps). Fairly large room, details in this
I originally planned to get the 7702MkII, and get separate amp(s) for the 8 Dolby/Atmos speakers, but then thought I could save some money, get the 7010, and use the savings for better subs.