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I'm a renter so I can't drill into the ceiling, so I had to use Dolby elevation speakers, which has it's advantage/disadvantage[s], in any case I agree with unretarded that it's very much mix dependent. The Dolby demos are just a blast, but most movies I watched was just ok, though some were pretty awesome. This includes both encoded Atmos, and DSU mixed.
However since this is a music forum, I find DSU for 2ch music horrendous. Before this I was listening 2ch music with DPL II music engaged and I loved it, but DSU simply destroys it IMO. In my stubbornness I turned off the elevation speakers, and luckily that restored my enjoyment of SS listening of the stereo tracks. Still a bit too much steered to the surrounds but serviceable nonetheless. Unlike the old DPL II, DSU can't be tweaked regarding the "panorama" setting, and the "center spread" is only on and off, no steps to fine tune it.
I do have the Kraftwerk live BD that has Atmos, but I haven't fired it up yet, but in any case I don't find the idea of object based mix much beneficial for music, and I doubt it will gain much in that realm. YMMV.
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