Recommendations for an upgrade from HTIB

Tanay

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Hi everyone,

I've had an Onkyo HTS-3400 HTIB for 8+ years now, and want to upgrade my receiver as well as speakers to make use of Dolby Atmos and 4k HDR. My room size is 15x10 ft. and viewing distance from my Sony X930E is approx. 7.5-8 ft.

My usage mainly revolves around streaming TV shows and movies on Netflix, Prime Video and Hotstar, watching live sports and playing the occasional game (will buy the Xbox Series X next year). I don't listen to music in this room at all.

I don't want to spend more than a lakh overall (tricky, I know!), and have zeroed in on the following. Can I please request you guys to share your opinions?

AV receivers:
- Denon S750H
- Denon X2500H (both approx. 48k?)
- Denon S950H (approx. 57k?)

The S series models offer Dolby Height Virtualization, HDCP 2.3 and eARC (my TV only supports HDCP 2.2 and regular ARC, and I'm not changing it for at least 5 more years), whereas the X2500H offers 4k upscaling (my TV supposedly upscales to 4k too, so should this be a consideration?) and Audessey MultEQ XT as opposed to only Audessey MultEQ.

5.0 Speaker packages:
- Taga Harmony 506 v2 (around 20k?)
- Taga Harmony 606SE (around 34k?)
- Pioneer S-RS55TB (around 34k?)
- Pioneer S-RS88TB (around 34k?)

Ceiling speakers:
- Polk Audio RC80i (approx. 20k?)
- Onkyo SKH-410 (approx. 19k?)

Confused about whether I should go for in-ceiling or Atmos-enabled speakers, since I don't want to drill holes in the ceiling and don't have a false ceiling. What I do have are two panels which are used for ceiling lights- one above the TV and another slightly behind where I sit).

Active subwoofer:
- Please suggest models.

I have attached photos of the room for reference, and would be grateful for any opinions and advice I receive. Thanks in advance!
 

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Tanay

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Apologies for the double post. Can I please request the mods to delete this post, and retain the other one? I don't see an option to delete it myself. Thanks!
 
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