Hello all. I am new to the site, and this is my first post on HTF. So thanks in advance for any and all feedback, My apologies if this is not the right area to post this topic. I am finishing my basement and have decided to put in a dedicated home theater room. The decision came to me a couple weeks ago when I stumbled across an Onkyo TX-RZ630 9.2-Channel receiver on sale for $365. I was surprised. I didn't know 11-channel receivers had come down that far in price. Since I'm not that familiar with the Onkyo name, I decided to look for other (more familiar) brands to see what they were selling for. A few quick keystrokes revealed that the Pioneer Elite VSXLX303 (9.2 -channel) was also available for under $400. So I felt fairly confident with going with one of those two. Here's the situation... I stream most of my movies. After doing a quick bit of research, I found out that the only streaming services (that I use) that support Dolby Atmos are the Netflix and Vudu UHD services. And they stream their content using 7.1 encoding. If that's the case, am I wasting my money spending the extra for a 9.2-channel receiver? In the case of a 7.1 Atmos signal feeding a 9.2 receiver, what happens with those extra two speakers? Are they just dead? Does the receiver somehow 'upscale' the signal to utilize all its connected speakers? Or is my thinking way off... and Atmos is just Atmos (meaning it doesn't matter the # of inputs vs. outputs)? I really like the idea of having the 7 ear-level surround speakers, plus the 4 ceiling-height speakers. If I can get achieve this for under $400 (not including the price of the speakers) then I think that's well worth it.