Originally Posted by MOberhardt
You sure it isn't one of those common annoying Warner encodes where they have the default audio track defaulting ALWAYS to the lossy 5.1? Even their recent Matrix UHDs still suffered from this 20th century retro audio throwback....
I remember and still have those movies, like Batman Begins, Dark Knight, 300 etc, have to play around to select the better track, in those movies, it defaulted to DD 5.1!
I believe my issue is that there IS indeed a default track on discs and it isn't always track number 1. I found this information on one of the reviews.
(In my case, I am playing the NinjaGo and not Lego batman movie which is configured the same way)
"LEGO Batman's 4K disc contains the same choice between Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio tracks as the standard Blu-ray. As noted in that disc's Blu-ray review, the Atmos track is superior, though not a standout among Atmos tracks I've heard to date. As with the standard Blu-ray, the UHD defaults to DTS-HD MA, which means that if you insert the disc and press play, you'll get lossless DTS. Be sure to select Atmos from the menu. (I have asked Warner the reason for including the redundant DTS lossless track but have not received an answer.)"
The strange thing is that I also have Cars 3 (BD) I tried in the UB820, which had nothing to do with Warners, the second track is DTS HiRes 5.1 which is a lossy sound on track 2, it was playing default that. I believe I saw the whole movie without noticing I was not playing the DTS MA 7.1 track.
I had not really checked which track and just assumed it is usually on DTS MA/ True HD but now I have to check the receiver display more carefully with these movies. I do like that it is pretty easy to bring up this playback info via the UB820 button and it will show this on screen.
I had some issue with my previous receiver (2009 era) with the John Wick movies, that receiver did not support ATMOS and although reading the TrueHD core, it would drop out and pops. So in those cases a redundant track would have been appreciated.