Let me ask this another way.
When I play a Atmos Blu Ray through my Oppo 105 outputting via the 7.1 channel RCA analog output of the Oppo into a Denon Receiver (again via the RCA inputs), the side speakers seem too be playing the extra channels that are dedicated to the Atmos track.
If, that is true, then all I would need is to mount the side speakers on the ceiling.
Am I missing something?
Yes, you can mount the side speakers on ceiling, and change the setting on your receiver from 7.1 to Atmos 5.1.2
I play a Atmos Blu Ray through my Oppo 105 outputting via the 7.1 channel RCA analog output of the Oppo into a Denon Receiver (again via the RCA inputs)Dolby Astmos must use HDMI connection and set output to bitstream out to receiver/prepro, analog output will not give you dolby astmos, what you get is 7.1 surround decoded by your blu ray player.
Just got the new Oppo 205. (Again, I am using the analog outputs into my Denon 5803 receiver). When playing a video and I select from the on screen menu the Atmos over the 5.1 setting I do hear discreet sounds through my 7.1 speaker set up.
So, is the Atmos track being blended into the side channels?
I had a similar problem. i have a 5.1.4 all in-wall/ in-ceiling setup. 5 in-wall bed channels and 4 in-ceiling atmos speakers. My surrounds are on my back wall, my room is a rectangle. The LCR are in spec and the atmos speakers are also in spec the surrounds are not, however putting the speakers in direct line with the fronts and running audyessy everything sounds great. I have 3 B&W CWM7.3 speakers up front and 2 B&W CWM7.4 in the back for surrounds and 4 B&W CCM682 for Atmos and a Velodyne DD10sub which i am currently selling. I have my rear surround speakers in amp setup in my maranta 8802a as surrounds not surround backs. Just to clarify you are not asking about wides are you? Wide channels in the 8802a were eliminated with atoms and everything that would go to a wide channel is now sent to the atoms speakers