Originally Posted by BRAC
I’m confused...which apps are streaming higher resolution than DD+? I’m not aware of any that are and vanilla ARC should pass Atmos via DD+ no problem.
Well I might not have explained properly, but the big advantage (to me at least) to plugging things directly into the TV is that you can have different image settings for each input and the settings switch automatically when you select an in put on the TV.
If I have a thing plugged into HDMI 4 on the TV (example: a NAS) then I can have specific settings for it.
If I have something else plugged into HDMI 3 on the TV (example: blu ray player) then I can have specific settings for it.
On my NAS i have media with full uncompressed dolby atmos but it won't work since only DD+ is supported. I have to plug that into my AVR to get the full sound, thus loosing customization for image settings. Then, I also need to plug my blu ray on the receiver or no uncompressed atmos. So now, my NAS and blu ray have to share the same image settings or i have to fiddle manually to switch stuff around in the tv menu depending on the source.
So it's not just netflix/amazon (which are currently in DD+ indeed), it's all other sources.
I'm also having (probably unrelated but frustrating nonetheless) issues with lip synchronization with my Bell Fibe 4K cable box. If I put it in PCM, i have no issues but it's only stereo... and the TV doesn't switch to DD+ automatically when i launch netflix app. If I put it on DD, the voice isn't synchronized with the image (but it switches to DD+ correctly now when launching netflix)... The setting for delay on the TV won't go negative and my video is ahead of the sound for some reason.
I know the last part might be specific to my setup (I have a denon x4500h, 5.2.4, xbox one x, q90r, bell fibe 4k) all premium hdmi cables, etc. but the first part basically negates having multiple input setttings...
Bottom line, i can't get max sound and max video without sacrificing the ability to have multiple image settings.
(Sorry english isn't my first language, trying my best). Note however, that since I ruled out OLED for fear of burn in with my viewing habits, I'm not trying to say this TV isn't amazing, it is... just saying paying 4k$+tax (canadian) and they can't put 50$ more for hdmi connectors in 2019 is argh... especially since LG is all 2.1.