Originally Posted by Umlaut56
Red, thanks; I downloaded it and will try it out after work. I'm using a NAS with Plex via my Apple TV (Great interface!) for my 28,000 songs; I see that the Yamaha will also let me stream directly or via Airplay to the receiver but I find it easier to use the ATV (plus, my girlfriend would be LOST using DNLA!)
Do I need any of the other Yamaha apps? They seem superfluous.
If you only grabbed the AV Controller App, I think you'll also need the Music-Cast app. I haven't configured my NAS yet nor do I have an ATV, but I had to use the Music-Cast app to initially set up Pandora. After that I'm able to control Pandora from the AV Controller App which is my preference. For reference, I don't think Music-Cast was a thing yet when I bought my 3020 6 years ago so I only ever needed the AV Controller App until getting the 2085, so this portion of the setup is also new to me. Maybe someone can correct me if I'm wrong.
Any thoughts about add-on Atmos speakers (such as NHT) that sit on the fronts and aim to the ceiling? I'd like to experience Atmos, but cannot add ceiling speakers.
Thanks for all your help!
This is also my first Atmos setup so I have no direct experience with Atmos-enabled speakers. I have read though that they are more effective with lower ceilings (like 8'-10') vs say, a vaulted ceiling. I've also read conflicting anecdotes for and against.
That said, I have presence speakers still in place from my prior Yamahas for DSP effects, so I'm currently using those for Atmos with the "height" layout. I don't think this is a Dolby recommended configuration for Atmos (although the manual says heights can be used with Atmos), but I swear it sounds better with movies over the Yamaha proprietary DSPs. But, I'm also not entirely sure yet if Surround:AI is also influencing things as I haven't spent enough time with it. Nevertheless, I am getting much more overhead effects, like right now I'm watching Ready Player One, and the club scene where they're suspended over that chasm/pit thing, there's all kinds of sound above me.
My point with this is, with height channels apparently not spec'd for Atmos, it really sounds like it's making a difference. So that and because it seems like Atmos reflecting speakers are a YMMV thing, I think it'd be worth trying out since they're spec'd for Atmos, keeping in mind the ceiling height thing.