i have Q9FN and HW N850 Atmos Soundbar
when using Netflix App on the TV, i went into Expert Audio Settings and it lets me select "dolby digital +" for audio ouput
the hw n850 sounbar supports Atmos
yet when on netlfix still only get crappy 5.1 sound
ive owned a sony xf9005 recently and their netflix app gives Dolby Atmos sound using "dolby digital +" , yes it is "lossy" dolby atmos but still sounds much better than DD 5.1
so my question is why are Samsung not updating their Netflix App to have Dolby Atmos. i have what is required here, dolby digital + selected on q9fn and atmos capable hw n850 soundbar. this is all thats required for "lossy Dolby Atmos" same as you get on 2018 sony & LG tv's
come on samsung, please sort this out by updating to a atmos capable Netflix APP version. its all thats needed
its bad enough having no DTS after spending £2000 on your tv & sounbar, the very least you can do to keep customers a little bit happier is Fix this one
It won't output atmos on the low end soundbar you have. If you want atmos then need a much better sound bar. The TV with Earc will enable atmos, but your soundbar is not capable of outputting atmos. It's like saying if my tv has earc I should get almost through a single speaker, which is impossible. Simple fact your soundbar is not possible to output atmos or allow earc to output atmos to your low end soundbar.
No dolby + will only be atmos if your sound bar is capable of it. The TV itself is not atmos, so no way are you ever going to get dolby + to work unless your soundbar is atmos capable. Dolby + is only for atmos and if your soundbar cannot do atmos, or your tv then won't get it. It's just not available to you.
I have the q90r tv and soundbar and my tv outputs atmos to soundbar with dolby + simply because my soundbar has atmos inbuilt. My Xbox bypasses tv altogether and the Xbox does its own processing and gets atmos output on soundbar
Get a decent soundbar which has atmos built in and you will get atmos. A good capable atmos soundbar is not cheap, not low end like you have. Certially not on a 3.1 system. Mine is 7.1.2 channels. With your setup no way can you get atmos and spend the money on a decent capable atmos capable soundbar.
Just wanted to ask experts if I miss anything.
TV - Samsung QE55Q90RAT
Soundbar - SAMSUNG HARMAN/KARDON HW-N850 (both Atmos + HDR capable)
2.1 HDMI cables
PC HDMI OUT < SOUNDBAR (HDMI1)
SOUNDBAR (HDMI ARC) < TV (HDMI ARC)
When in Samsung TV options (External Device Manager/extend HDMI input) - this setting allows to pass HDR signal to PC. Under Nvdia options I am able to set 4:2:2 with 10bit (although with limited colour range).
Problem is this setting impacts Dolby Atmos - when above setting ) extend HDMI input) is ticked in TV I get no Dolby Atmos (scrolling text) shown on a Soundbar.
When extend HDMI input option is not ticked in TV - Dolby Atmos shows on soundbar screen.
I suspect both HDR+Atmos is possible in my setup (even though soundbar does not display it, I could see 8 channels status when playing movies).
Any ideas why this is happening?
I had the same problem.
Visit Netflix.com, go to settings through laptop/desktop and find Playback Settings. Set it as High at "Data usage per screen" and you will have Dolby Atmos.
Hi! I just bought a Q800A and I've been having a similar issue.
When I do the whole open an Atmos compatible movie and select Digital+, then go straight to other atmos compatible apps, it works. But, if I go first to TV, Youtube or another non-compatible app, I have to do the whole process again when I want Atmos. I mean, every single time, and that's very upsetting.
Do you guys found a solution for that? Or you don't have this issue?