- Aug 1, 2019
After trying a full Atmos system, I went with a simple 5.1.2 for myself. Admittedly in a small room but I found rear/side to be more distracting than immersive. To me, it made more sense to spend the budget on better LCR speakers than on rear/side/presence. After all, I want my attention on the screen. Maybe I'd want to be looking over my shoulder more often if I watched horror.I’m sure I’m missing out as most of my Atmos experience has been through streaming titles. Also I have the up firing Atmos speakers. But I’m still going to say Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision aren’t delivering like I thought they would. I’m in the process of upgrading my entire system from new speakers to 4K Blu-ray player to new AVR. I’ve been reading about Auro 3-D and it’s more immersive sound . Even the format’s ability to play Atmos content which appeals to me. Any thoughts on the subject? The speaker placement makes way more sense to me in an Auro 3-D set up. And I don’t have to go loudspeaker crazy e.g 11.1 etc.