Thank you for the replies.
I've attached photos of my setup along with the vaulted ceiling. The soundbar to ceiling max distance is 7ft:
Originally Posted by CrimsonSword
That does seem odd that you're not getting the effect.
I noticed you're playing an MKV, is the bar definately reporting as receiving an Atmos signal (wheb pressing display)?
And looking at your setup can see why it wouldnt work, ceiling looks flat etc.
Mine is much lower placement wise. The ceiling height it 2.4m, and the stand its on is only .32m high. I am getting full surround effect though. Will give Hacksaw UHD blu-ray a go tomorrow and report back
Display button worked at first but no longer does, annoyingly. The soundbar received the Dolby Atmos stream while the Display button worked. Now that I turned on Enhanced HDMI mode for HDR, the Display button does not work. It doesn’t work even if I revert to Standard HDMI and turn off Video Direct.
Originally Posted by New24K
According to page 23 of the manual.
For wall-mounting -
If the distance from the wall to the outer-end of your TV is UNDER 4" then the soundbar has to be AT LEAST 4+" beneath the bottom of your TV.
If the distance from the wall to the outer-end of your TV is MORE than 4" then the soundbar has to be AT LEAST 8+" beneath the bottom of your TV.
Some of your soundbars may be too close to the bottom of your TVs and obstructing the Atmos speakers.
Not quite wall mounted. It's sitting on the mantle, which allows me to place it away from the wall and forward of the TV. The manual reads that if the TV with is less than 2 5/8 inch deep, the soundbar must be 2 inches or more from the bottom of the TV. My TV is mounted 2 1/4 deep and the soundbar is 2 1/2 inches below the TV. Again, the soundbar is sitting on the mantle and forward of the TV. I've attached closeup pics of the TV with the Atmos speakers. Please keep in mind that the Atmos speakers are not directed 90 degrees upwards. Instead, they are closer to 60, if I had to guess, and should allow the sound to be thrown beyond the TV.
Originally Posted by Ellebob
I am surprised you are not getting any Atmos effect even minimal, just wondering if all the settings are correct in your system. I am not at all surprised the TVee30 sounds better though, I would expect that.
I've always been satisfied with my TVee 30, but it doesn’t support lossless audio and is just 3.1 channels. Why would you expect it sound better?