Originally Posted by puddy77
Unfortunately, the Echo is the only way to get Amazon HD in Atmos so far.
If that's the exclusive way to play back Amazon HD Music tracks in Atmos, the Echo Studio limits you to the equivalent of a sound bar with some sort of virtualization. That makes me wonder whether these tracks are truly mixed in Atmos the way that, say, Hans Zimmer Live in Prague or even Kraftwerk's BluRay use the Atmos palette, or if this is some marketing gimmick with fixed 5.1.2 or 7.1.2 decoding. And there's no way to bitstream from the Echo Studio over HDMI. If this is all there is, I'm not sure it's overly interesting to those of us with room configurations at 7.1.4 or more in our HTs beyond what we can currently do with upmixers. And that includes Neural:X in DTS:X Pro to expand beyond 11 channels when it's available to consumers.
I've got a Roku Ultra, which supports Dolby Atmos content from Amazon Prime Video. If there was a rollout of Amazon Music HD for Roku that supports Atmos, I'd leap at it. However it doesn't seem like that's their marketing plan at the moment.
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Last edited by sdrucker; 12-04-2019 at 01:42 PM.