Bipole sides or regular speakers?

I'm looking at buying some new side speakers. Ideally, i was thinking I'd buy bipolar ones, but I'm space limited on the right side. To fit the bipole speaker over there, I'd have to move it to about 80-85 degrees from the center listening position (left side I can put in the ideal 90-110 degree range). I can fit a regular speaker on the right side in the 90-110 range. These rears are also around 7feet off the floor (had to work around a window) which also isn't ideal, but that's what I've got. the ceiling in the room is also vaulted. One side is 8 feet, the other is 16 feet, so it's a large weird airspace (this is where audysseys room correction really helps). I currently have regular speakers mounted at 95 degrees. Sounds ok, but I have noticed I can localize them occasionally. So my question, would it be better to use a regular speaker with "proper" placement (keeping in mind they're both still 7 feet off the ground) or using dipole speakers with the right speaker about 5-10 degrees ahead of the 90 degree mark?
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    Chris Kyriakakis

    We recommend dipoles for surround speakers because they more closely approximate the diffuse surround field that is intended in film content.

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    O Lloyd

    That's what I want to have, but will I get reasonable surround if the placement of the dipole is at 80-85 degrees from center? And at least equal to a regular speaker properly placed in the 100 degree range?

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    Chris Kyriakakis

    Dipoles need to be placed at 90° so that their null is pointed to the listener.  

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