Thanks all you MU8000 folks for this thread, just spent the last hour+ catching up on things since there is no thread for my set (MU9000).
I have really enjoyed my set but now have a 4K player (Sony UPBX700) and a Chromecast Ultra, as well as more time to look at stuff
Basically I have everything going into my receiver (Denon X2200W) over HDMI, and then one HDMI from my receiver to the ridiculous connect box thing (HDMI 4 ARC).
I know a few people are really down on ARC but hasn't given me (at least apparent to me) problems.
SO, just wanted to confirm my SOUND understandings / few questions.
- Due to eARC and set limitations (mentioned in this rtings article
but our sets were not tested), we are never going to get true uncompressed / unprocessed advanced audio (ex. Atmos. 7.1) back to our receivers at all?
- The best remaining option for getting the best possible audio back to a receiver (from TV Netflix app, for example) is to send it over Bitstream DD or DTS (which will still be downprocessed to 5.1 apparently)? It is wonky how the only option is PCM if you have nothing playing on the TV, but by randomly playing something (ex. VUDU app), you can then configure the sound for the Bitstream options.
- So I guess from an audio perspective, the best option is to not use any TV apps (and use my Chromecast Ultra instead) so that all unprocessed audio is hitting my receiver first? A pain to use my phone more instead of the remote, but it is reassuring to get real video/ audio information displayed on the TV / Receiver, whereas Samsung makes it very obscure for their native apps.