Originally Posted by aaronwt
What do you mean not Atmos compatible? Even my old S6500 and even older S5100 Sony BD players are Atmos compatible. They have no problem bitstreaming the Atmos tracks from 2k BDs.
Interesting. When I e-mailed Sony directly about Atmos compatability on my Sony BDP-S6700, this is what I got back:
Thank you for contacting Sony Video and Sound Support. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.
Based on the information you provided, we understand that you want to know whether Blu-ray player which you are referring to does support Dolby Atmos & DTS:X.
Well, the Blu-ray player with model number BDPS6700 does not support Dolby Atmos & DTS:X. However, it only supports Dolby® TrueHD and dts®-Master Audio.
All the information, updates and answers about your product and all Sony products can be found at https://esupport.sony.com.
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Sony Video and Sound Email Response Team
That is why I was confused.
I just did a search in my manual for Bitstream and came up with this:
The HD Audio (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, and DTS-HD Master Audio) is not output by bitstream.
Set [BD Audio MIX Setting] in [Audio Settings] to [Off] (page 31)
Check that the connected AV amplifier (receiver) is compatible with each HD Audio format.
FROM PAGE 31:
[BD Audio MIX Setting]
[On]: Outputs the audio obtained by mixing the interactive and secondary audio to the primary audio.
[Off]: Outputs the primary audio only.
Select this to output HD audio signals to an AV amplifier (receiver).
If that is the case, given my setup, is there a compelling case to upgrade to any of these?
Samsung UN65KU6300 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model)
Polk Signature S60 American HiFi Home Theater Tower Speaker (Pair, Black)
Denon AVRX4300H 9.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver
Polk Audio Signature S10 American HiFi Home Theater Compact Satellite Surround Speaker (Pair) (SIDES)
Polk Audio Signature S15 American HiFi Home Theater Compact Bookshelf Speaker (Pair) (REAR)
Polk Audio Signature S30 American HiFi Home Theater Center Speaker x 4
Polk Audio MC80 High Performance In-Ceiling Speaker
SVS PB12-NSD Black Ash 12-inch 400 Watt Powered Subwoofer