Originally Posted by jmeitz
If the movie shows 5.1 next to the title that’s all you are going to get. It doesn’t matter what the receiver is. It’s possible in the UK it might be atmos for the surround format. I think it’s more of a Netflix app issue than anything. The N app might only display 5.1 on the US Panasonic’s. 5.1 output is 5.1 no matter what the receiver is.
Originally Posted by docrog
Sorry, but several generations of Denon AVRs in the USA show UB820 Netflix on screen as Atmos and the AVR shows Atmos, as well. I don't know why you're questioning a proven fact? I've seen it with my own eyes. It's true that AVRs which are unable to "unpack" Atmos from the UB820 Netflix app will only show 5.1 on the screen and AVR. This is the problem with Yamaha AVRs, at least through the x070 series and 1080 (as well). I own an RX-A3050 and would like to stay with Yamaha, rather than moving over to Denon after owning several generations of Yamaha AVRs.
jmeitz - this is an odd, unexpected situation, but I can confirm what docrog is reporting.
I have the Marantz SR7010 and the UB-820. Using the Amazon App on the UB-820, the on-screen description shows 5.1, and my AVR reports 5.1 only, even for the Jack Ryan title which does have Atmos.
Using the Netflix App on the UB-820, for appropriate titles, the on-screen description shows Atmos, and my AVR reports Atmos as well.
But here is the odd thing: when I accessed Amazon on my Roku Premiere+ (also plugged into the Marantz AVR), for Jack Ryan, even though the on-screen description showed the same 5.1 as it did in the UB-820's Amazon App, my AVR actually showed it to be receiving Atmos.
So this is obviously a multi-faceted issue, and what should seem obvious often isn't.