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Apple TV 4 now with Dolby Atmos support

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by Cranston37, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. JQuintana

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    I see.

    I was seeing things like this (no rears) that tout it as Atmos.

    https://us.creative.com/soniccarrier/
     
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    I found some titles in my library which are HD + Atmos, and those are showing "Atmos" as the audio input to my Denon. I have never seen that before with discs that have an Atmos soundtrack. Those show up as Dolby TrueHD since I do not have any height speakers configured. So, I cannot confirm if the signal being sent from the ATV4K is lossless or lossy.
     
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    Scott,

    That's correct as I have several HD titles with Dolby Atmos.
     
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    I don’t believe there is such a thing as “lossy” Atmos. Isn’t Atmos just Atmos? I don’t think it comes in different flavors.
     
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    Atmos can come in Dolby Digital +.
     
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    Unlike iTunes, Dolby Atmos titles on Vudu are not showing Dolby TrueHD if you turn off processing for Dolby Atmos. It shows Dolby Digital+
     
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    Wow. I had no idea that Dolby had put out a dumbed-down version of Atmos. They should require a different name for it, like Atmos-enhanced or Atmos-lite. :)
     
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    TBH, I can't really distinguished any difference in audio quality between Vudu and iTunes with Dolby Atmos titles. I've tried, but, I'm sure there are those of us that can distinguish the differences between the two.
     
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    Yes. But it has had 5.1 sound for years.
     
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    With the update you are forced to choose best available. However when you do that it no longer upconverts the stereo track that many network streaming use. It took my a couple of days but realized if I changed the processing default on my Denon receiver it will upconvert the stereo track and still change of the streaming source has a better audio track .. Dolby Atmos for instance. Anyone else have the same issue?
     
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    I'm not sure I understand what you're asking. By "Stereo" do you mean old style Dolby Surround, as in Pro Logic? I just use Dolby Surround (DPLII on older, non-Atmos receivers) and it matrixes the two channel surround. For instance, with Hulu, which is all two channel.
     
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    Hulu is still two-channel only? Is that Hulu as a service or specific to Apple TV app?
     
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    I think it’s 5.1 with some Roku TV apps, but generally just two channel.
     
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    There are still dozens of networks that only broadcast in 2.0 stereo including have a dozen sports channels
     
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    Yeah, it seems strange considering almost everything they have is 5.1, but It's really not that big a deal to me. Hulu gives me an inexpensive way to watch shows from three different networks at my leisure. It's just not a huge deal to me if The Connors is two channel with Dolby decoding.
     
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    The Handmaid’s Tale deserves better than 2.0. :) Fortunately, current Dolby processing does a good job of extracting surround sound from it.
     
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    I agree. That’s why I bought the first two seasons. The third didn’t do as much for me, but I’ll probably get it on sale.
     
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