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juliant

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#243210 1-Dec-2018 10:16
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OK after my earlier post about whether I could download 4k Netflix show, it turns out that with my 12 Mbps max ADSL connection I am able to stream at 4k (haven't tried at busy times)

 

I dont have an info button on my remote but finally managed to cast my cellphone to the TV and the LG app has the info button. So I use that and after a minute or two it streams up to 2160p

 

However this raised another question - the info also says audio original 5.1. As the LG OLED C8 supports Atmos and I am going through the TV speakers, when I watch a movie such as Bright, which comes up with Dolby vision and Atmos in the top right at the start, why is it that when pressing the info button it just says 5.1

 

Perhaps the streaming info software has not been updated to display 'Atmos" Anyone know whether it can/should say Atmos?


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juliant

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  #2137724 1-Dec-2018 11:19
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Actually I notice for shows described as Atmos in the title, that in the Audio Details further down, it just says Original 5.1 so that definitely suggests the info button is not going to report Atmos even if it is an Atmos soundtrack being streamed....


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  #2137727 1-Dec-2018 11:56
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Maybe you need to have Atmos-capable speakers connected - i.e. the in-built speaker isn't compliant even though the TV can do Atmos?





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  #2137729 1-Dec-2018 12:27
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Pretty sure the built in speakers would be compliant as LG promote Atmos as a feature of the TV

 

I just don't think the info button shows Atmos - will stand corrected if anyone says they have seen Atmos displayed on their TV when streaming netflix




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  #2137938 1-Dec-2018 21:44
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juliant:

Pretty sure the built in speakers would be compliant as LG promote Atmos as a feature of the TV


I just don't think the info button shows Atmos - will stand corrected if anyone says they have seen Atmos displayed on their TV when streaming netflix



I have an Atmos-capable 2018 LG C8 OLED and I wouldn’t expect the built-in speakers to ‘do’ Atmos. However TBH I haven’t actually tried it so will give it a go.

I don’t know a helluva lot about Atmos except I believe its main feature is to produce the ‘third dimension’ of surround sound - the ‘up/down’ bit. The small down-firing built-in speakers would surely struggle to do that unless there was some serious DSP - even then - nah.




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  #2137967 1-Dec-2018 22:47
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juliant:

 

Pretty sure the built in speakers would be compliant as LG promote Atmos as a feature of the TV

 

I just don't think the info button shows Atmos - will stand corrected if anyone says they have seen Atmos displayed on their TV when streaming netflix

 

 

 

 

Surely that just means that it'll pass Atmos audio via ARC to a receiver? 

 

Atmos is fairly clear on how many speakers and what placement you need to experience it. I'd think your best hope without a full surround setup + ceiling/upward firing speakers would be to look for DTS-X tracks? 


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  #2137983 2-Dec-2018 07:12
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Actually did a bit of a google and it appears this question of whether the in-built speakers are capable of reproducing an atmos signal, is hotly debated.

 

Atmos first came out with the LG 7 series OLED and from a couple of professional review sites I read, they do say the inbuilt speakers are atmos capable. Doesn't mean to say they sound all that great though

 

I have to say I did notice when watching an Atmos movie on Netflix that the sound placement was quite accurate, something the reviewers noted.

 

Anyway it is no big deal. Once I get my 4k Blu Ray player I will hook that up to my 5.1 system as the player has Netflix too. My receiver is too old to have ARC on HDMI so I am stuck with optical at the moment so no Dolby True HD.

 

My main point was I am surprised I am getting 4k resolution streaming Netflix with only 12 Mbps internet bandwidth


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