Thanks for the info.
Do you have the Q60R? Do you like it? What other sound systems have you had on your system (for comparison)?
I went round and round w/Netflix rep and they stuck to their claim that you need DD+ equipment to decode their 5.1. They also said need 3.0 Mbs bandwidth too. (They mentioned some extreme bandwidth required to handle ATMOS.)
I have a Hisense 55" 4k Smart TV w/Netflix that shows the "5.1" in the title area of programs which means it is handled by the TV. I have optical going to an old RCA AVR that is Dolby Digital 5.1 capable. Nothing happens. The 5.1 does not "commandeer" the AVR from the various surround processes nor are they disabled - I can select "STEREO" with 5.1 input.
So now I'm faced with considering components that have DD+ but do not state this in their specs. What is even worse is that even on manufacturer's pages (like Yamaha I believe) they do not list all the surrounds the component has. Clearly cheaper bars only have Optical inputs which by definition do not have DD+ since must have HDMI input for DD+. Of course this begs the question: Do all HDMI input audio devices have DD+?
There is also another potential issue. I had a HK AVR-430 running off this Hisense and there was a major bizarre "malfunction" which I called LOOM (Left Only, Over Modulated). I can't remember the details but to correct, you had to turn the set off w/TV as source. I replaced the set immediately and the 2nd one behaved the same way. I hoped it was the old HK AVR. This RCA AVR is easily as old. So here could be an issue with the RCA however I thought digital optical was a fairly robust interface.
Last edited by 6volt; 12-02-2019 at 10:21 PM.