Originally Posted by ANSEK
After two months and a half I finally installed my top rear speakers to go along with my top middle. I was shocked to discover that the 8500 doesn’t support a 5.1.4 configuration with Top middle and top rear. I have to tell it that it is too front and top rear. Given the price of the 8500 I’m shocked it doesn’t support this official Dolby speaker layout. Please tell me the 8500 treats Top Front as as Top Middle in a 5.1.4 config.
Indeed a stupid way of not letting the user decid what to speaker setup to use.
I had a discusion with Auro in the past of using a mix of DE speakers and Direct fire for Height, they told me that was not preferd in a Auro setup so it was not possible
I do not care if it's preferd in what ever setup, i think if the user wants it, it must be possible if you have the amps.
I use my Surround Back speakers near the ceiling as i do not have space on ear level, works for me
and would be very strange if the receiver would say during setup that SB speakers in that spot are not supported.
I have just 2 Height speakers in the Top Middle spot, and also i can not say i have only 2 TM speakers.
So i run them as FH, i my case absolute no problem but still a strange way of pushing users into specific setups.
I do not care what Dolby, DTS or Auro wants as a speaker setup, i want to decid myself please !