7.2.2 or 5.2.4 and other Qs
I'm sure this has been asked a zillion times, but looking for advice on whether I should be running 7.2.2 or 5.2.4. I've attached a pic and I understand most of the issues = for me it's working with the space I'm using. I don't have a back wall here. You can see the top of the couch, which is about 12 feet from the screen. 9 ft ceiling. Hard to see the sony ATMOS speakers on top of the 2 tower fronts. I could put them high on the wall, next to the projector screen firing down? Seems to me you would hear the sound from above the TV as opposed to above, but I've read several threads that say this is better. That said, I can hear sound directly from them now, so ATMOS is a bust.
Wife barely tolerates all the speakers around the room, ceiling mounts are not an option.
My receiver is brand new; received from Yamaha as a warranty replacement (last one popped). When I run the 2018 ATMOS demo disc, there's a test tone section. When I play the tones, my ATMOS/height speakers do not play. The tones come from the primary L&R speakers, although the screen shows the sonys should be playing. Any ideas what's happening? When I run the test tones on the receiver, it seems fine.
Yamaha rx-a2080, klipsch speakers, except for sony ATMOS SSCSE speakers, SVS subs.