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Dolby Atmos 5.1?

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    Dolby Atmos 5.1?

    Why is it that in the technical info for my UHD with Atmos purchases does it say "Atmos 5.1"? I have a more than capable 7.2.4 Marantz reciever and I am running Vudu from a Nvidia Shield. As far as I am concerned Atmos 5.1 is just Dolby digital ++, not Atmos.

    Atmos is a 3D (object based) audio format - it adapts to the number of speakers you have set up. If you don't have Atmos, it is backwards compatible with DD+ 5.1. Technically the info probably shouldn't even bother saying "5.1".


      I am also having this same issue where ATMOS doesn't work, here is my current setup:

      Software Version of device: Nvidia Shield 7.2.3
      Vudu Client Version: 5.0.121 (Android TV)
      Movie Title/Definition: Black Panther UHD HDR 4K ATMOS
      Receiver: Denon AVR-X4200W

      When I view a title with 4K + ATMOS, it clearly shows 4K + ATMOS as available, but when I playback the title, ie. Black Panther, I only get Dolby Digital+. How can I fix this to make ATMOS work on my device?

      Thank you.


        Atmos is not a number of speakers. It is positional audio.

        On disc, Atmos metadata is layered on a TrueHD audio signal.
        On stream, Atmos metadata is layered on a DD+ audio signal.

        Atmos on a 5.1 base is still Atmos.


          So Jake are you saying if we play the Atmos track with no atmos speakers we are just getting DD+?


            Originally posted by philg5140 View Post
            So Jake are you saying if we play the Atmos track with no atmos speakers we are just getting DD+?
            It's more about the decoder than the speakers, but yes, if you do not have a system that supports Atmos decoding it will be DD+ 5.1.