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Taylor Swifts Reputation Tour Concert on Netflix sounds amazing streamed in Atmos from an Xbox One X to the HW-K950 and an HDR 4K tv (KS8000) Play it at max volume and you are literally there. My kids love it!


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Taylor Swifts Reputation Tour Concert on Netflix sounds amazing streamed in Atmos from an Xbox One X to the HW-K950 and an HDR 4K tv (KS8000) Play it at max volume and you are literally there. My kids love it!


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This bar is a beast.
It’s a shame that samsung did not add support for dts hd.
Blade runner 2049 is my atmos favorite disc unbeaten until know.
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Hm ARC. HW-K950 cant handle DD+ ATMOS from LG C9 OLED Netflix app. Only 5.1. I now N950 can.
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Hm ARC. HW-K950 cant handle DD+ ATMOS from LG C9 OLED Netflix app. Only 5.1. I now N950 can.
Correct no Atmos via ARC on the K950 but other 5.1 DD+ works fine. For DD+ with Atmos you have to use HDMI 1 or 2. Yes the N950 supports DD+ with Atmos via ARC.
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Correct no Atmos via ARC on the K950 but other 5.1 DD+ works fine. For DD+ with Atmos you have to use HDMI 1 or 2. Yes the N950 supports DD+ with Atmos via ARC.
Wonder if someone have an idea about (on Xbox One) use a HDMI splitter and take the picture direct to LG C9 and get Dolby Vision on Netflix and VRR on games and sound to HDMI-1 to the Soundbar? Plugh the TV ARC to this soundbar HDMI 1,2 doesn't work on LG C9 like the C8 (no optical+HDMI in settings).

With splitter I think Fury is to expensive but perhaps this prisy hdmi-splitter works: https://translate.google.com/transla...06642.14524%2F

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Bought a Q96R and must say, HW-K950/960 have better sound. Yes, its a buggy soundbar but keep it and dont purchase the new one from Samsung.
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Bought a Q96R and must say, HW-K950/960 have better sound. Yes, its a buggy soundbar but keep it and dont purchase the new one from Samsung.
I was about to jump to the Q90.
Thanks for the advice, my only need is dts hd as i dont use arc.
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A good compromise would be a n950. Ads dtsx and side speakers. I made that upgrade from the k950 and have been very pleased adds dv pasthrouh just no earc. Seems to be fazing out and some good deals if you can still find a new one
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A good compromise would be a n950. Ads dtsx and side speakers. I made that upgrade from the k950 and have been very pleased
Same here. N950 sounds noticeably better than the K950 which already sounded good.
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I was about to jump to the Q90.
Thanks for the advice, my only need is dts hd as i dont use arc.
Went from the K950 to the Q90 (very briefly) to the N950. I recommend the N950 since you can probably get a better price and the speakers/drivers are the same as the Q90.
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I was about to jump to the Q90.
Thanks for the advice, my only need is dts hd as i dont use arc.
Not all DTS HD works on Q96R from no earc hdmi example Life of Pi and some DTS sound example from UltraHD DST Demo Disc Vol-23. I don't know why? But some film and test examples work and the DTS X logo turns on. But no blue light on the soundbar like the K950. I personally miss that future.

Sorry all reviewers I read and see on YouTube - but I think this Soundbar are more of an budget soundbar for same price compare to K950 but the HDMI ports are a upgrade. I watch the Matrix remaster with Dolby HD 7.1 when I change to my new soundbar in the middle of the film, and its absolut a downgrade sound experience. HW-K950 is a daem good sounding Soundbar when it comes to ATMOS sound.

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But nice that Samsung give us a usb-stick to upgrade the soundbar to the latest FW and don't do it before shipping.

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Of course a soundbar is in general less impressive than a dedicated sourround system.
Specially for space convenience we all choose a soundbar.
i got my K950 about 2 years ago for around 600 usd new, and i think i will keep it for a few years.
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I had "Update" flashing repeatedly again last night. Here's the screenshot from the app. This thing has so many quirks and bugs. I wish it really was updating. I still can't go directly from watching something with Atmos to any other kind of audio without toggling through the inputs or doing a power cycle.
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3117 is in fact the latest fw to date.
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3117 is in fact the latest fw to date.
Yes, but I keep seeing the Update message flashing on the K850, even though it's not actually updating to anything new.
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Yes, but I keep seeing the Update message flashing on the K850, even though it's not actually updating to anything new.
You might try resetting the Soundbar. This is how I reset my N950 when I completely lost WiFi. It should also work for the K950 which I used to own. Good luck.

1. Power Cycle SB by unplugging for 60 seconds then turn on.

2.Press and hold both the Volume + and - buttons until you see the POWER OFF msg on the LED screen.

3. Power the Soundbar back on.
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Is there a solution for the sub occasionally dropping out for 2-3 secs once every other day?


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