I have a dedicated front projection media room with a 7.1 setup, and I've never been quite happy with the sound coming from the surrounds. I have two rows of recliners, with the side surrounds (Paridigm dipoles) wall-mounted on the side walls slightly in front of the back row of sets. The two back surrounds are also dipoles and are wall mounted on the back wall above and behind the back row. Even though my sound levels are set correctly, the side surrounds don't seem to have much impact, especially in the front row. So it got me thinking. Since there is still so little 7.1 content out there, would I be better off disconnecting the sides and using the back surrounds in a 5.1 setup, at least until 7.1 soundtracks are more commonplace?