Does the Receiver display “Atmos”? Unless you’re doing decoding and bitstreaming from your PC, then it would say Atmos if it’s in that mode.
Contra, the receiver will up-convert inputs to all speakers in one of the standard modes.
You can download the stingers from those sites. They’re usually encoded properly. Scroll down or search for Atmos.
BestBuy and Amazon, all new product from non-shady sellers are $280 to $500. I don’t find anything close to $175.
It would be awesome it Netflix Atmos was actually available to Netflix subscribers.
“The following devices support Dolby Atmos with Netflix:
Xbox One S
Xbox One X
2017 LG OLED TVs”
Hopefully a quick question:
I'm still thinking about a 5.1.4 Atmos setup for the basement. (I don't think a 7.1.x is practical for my room.) I've got an 8' 6" ceiling and plan to hang four SVS Prime Satellites. Is this an ok idea for Atmos use? Or is hanging conventional bookshelf speakers...
I'm encouraged that 9.1 receivers are about $2000. This is by no means cheap, but it's not a $5000 flagship either. It gives hope that with sale pricing or firmware-updated options could be $1500, maybe less in short...
I haven't looked yet to see what's out there. I'm likely 12-24 months from this upgrade. But SBS speakers would be a good option for ceiling speakers, being comparatively small and of the same era and similar components (I presume) as my MTS.
I'm cautiously optimistic. A 5.1.4 system should work for my room, and is a baseline option being described. And since it's a 9.1 coding, it's supported by current receivers. Hopefully they'll be more affordable in a year or two.It's the speakers that are the challenge. I've got an SVS MTS...
So Atmos only does Atmos-y things with the addition of two ceiling speakers (or two upward firing speakers)? Atmos doesn't do anything Atmos-y with a conventional 5.1 setup; it's normal Dolby digital in that configuration?
I've been completely baffled by Atmos for home from the start of these threads. I think I can clear up some of my confusion with one question:
Given a typical 5.1 speaker setup in a typical living room, will Atmos sound better than Dolby Digital?