Originally Posted by maikeldepotter
And that's unfortunate for those who want to keep their overheads out of the 65-115 elevation range, and still want to benefit from maximum overhead ATMOS resolution, with for example a A FH+TF+TR combination. I can't really find a reason why D&M would not allow for such combination, as it's not a Dolby imposed limitation.
Originally Posted by batpig
To add a little more color to what JD said, you CAN do a full 8 height speaker setup with 6 for Atmos and 6 for Auro.
The layout would be FH + TM + RH for Atmos, and then for Auro the Top Middle are silent and replaced by the CH and TS (Voice of God) speaker.
To add even a little more color to what has been said, I'm planning to install in my Living Room (HT not dedicated, but with a high level of WAF) both Atmos and Auro-3D with the most accurate possible speaker positions, according to Atmos/Auro specifications.
Atmos 7.1.4 with top Ceiling speakers, TF and TR at 45º over my head MLP.
Auro-3D 13.1 with additional 4 height speakers FH (over Fronts) and SH (over surrounds).
Also the additional Center High CH and the TS, for Auro-3D, in the middle of the 4 Atmos Top. Like a dice "five".
Then, for changing configurations via USB save/restore, I will setup some speaker selector switches, as needed.
Also I will try with dialog lift, with some other switch to select copying C to CH, when in Atmos.
The THING here, according to previous comments, is that having all that amount of speakers I would like to have additional Atmos resolution with the exact speakers positions of Front Height, Top Front and Top Rear. I will not install Rear Height, but Surround Height, as per Auro-3D recommendation.
So, the only alternative settings are (FH,TM,TR) or (FH,TM,RH) or (TF,TM,TR). But it seems it would not be possible to set the exact speakers positions that I will have: (FH, TF, TR).
Would that speaker "misplacements" would affect to the correct 3D rendering for Atmos objects flying over my head?
I really think it is just a matter of freaky playing about alternatives (as we like to do). A really advantage, if right configuration could be done, perhaps could not clearly be heard by other people. Even not by me?
But we have fun...