I just want to know if it's a good deal or if I can get better ones for this price.
My X1600H only has one more pair of speaker inputs available, and I don't think back surround is very feasible in my room because of the big glass window in the back wall, as well as the back door right next to it, so I think 5.1.2 is the way to go for me... I thought they were supposed to be placed as front speakers tho. Will ATMOS movies "detect" how the height speakers are placed? I know the receiver does that, but will it impact how the movie sounds? For example is the movie "coded" to sound as if it's coming from the front or ceiling or whatever?
You will assign them in the Denon menu as Front Heights and it`s up to person will he place them on front wall or side wall (in front of listeners).
Keep in mind that you will get the speakers working with all material, not just with Atmos soundtrack movies. You will just use the Dolby Surround or DTS Neural:X upmixer modes in your receiver.