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Yes, that is frustrating especially when you consider that Roku is still the leading provider of internet streamers. This has been going on so long you wonder what sort of disagreement they've got going on. It can't be that hard and it's been years. Fortunately I also own the Apple TV 4K which is on the approved list but I still wait for Netflix to wake up.
Probably a licensing issue. IOW, easy to license Atmos for Roku TV but for some reason not the external devices. But I do have a Lenovo tablet here that has Dolby Atmos for whatever good that does.
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Netflix claims that it's new HQ audio format is equivalent to a master? DTS MA and True HD audio formats offer bit rates up to 24.5 mbps, which is a far cry from 640 kbps. I'll believe it when I hear it.



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Netflix claims that it's new HQ audio format is equivalent to a master?
They said they preformed test to determine what bit rate was needed so the DD+ was indistinguishable from the master. Without details that kind of statement does not mean much, as in if 98% could not tell the difference then it would mean 640 Kbps is quite good. If 70% could not tell the difference would not be that good but may beyond the threshold set by Netflix.

I have said for a long time most of these streaming providers have made things like Dolby Surround, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, UHD, etc. available so they would not appear to lag physical disc in technology. Netflix's own site shows the average viewer is quite content to watch with a fairly low data rate.

Want to have some fun, try to find hardware that will stream Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, HDR10 and UHD from Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix and Vudu .
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ProSound News had a nice article in this months issue on Netflix Audio ..

https://www.prosoundnetwork.com/post...g-improvements

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ProSound News had a nice article in this months issue on Netflix Audio ..

https://www.prosoundnetwork.com/post...g-improvements
Haven't noticed much of a change in AQ. Still doesn't seem to have the impact and detail of lossless found on BD's. I plan to do a direct comparison in the future.


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Haven't noticed much of a change in AQ. Still doesn't seem to have the impact and detail of lossless found on BD's. I plan to do a direct comparison in the future.
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Haven't noticed much of a change in AQ. Still doesn't seem to have the impact and detail of lossless found on BD's. I plan to do a direct comparison in the future.
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I don't have to turn the volume up as much on some content as I did before.
The best lossy Atmos I have heard so far has been via some Vudu HDR titles. It's very good but still isn't quite as good as lossless TrueHD Atmos. So far Netflix has not authorized any of the streaming devices, which I own to decode Netflix's flavor of Atmos. That said, though, Netflix'a 5.1 DD+ matrixed to 7.2.4 with the DTS NeuralX upmixer builtin to my Yamaha RX-A3060 produces nice results.

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