Originally Posted by MovieGuruJeff
The DTS support via future firmware update has been pulled from the Sony web site. Currently, if you get through to the right person, level 2 or 3 they will tell you DTS is not likely to ever be supported on this model. No details were given why it was pulled, but most are guessing licensing cost was not agreed to.
If you have many DTS movies, that may be a deciding factor alone. The only other new one besides the LG (which many owners say did not impress at all) that has both and good sound is the Pioneer Elite FS-EB 70 soundbar. Don't know how it sounds in comparison, so you may have to make major trade offs somewhere. Also, the Sony is HUGE (abou 58 inches long) if that matters in your placement.
So I picked up this soundbar last night.
The tech in this bar is quite cool. I'm no audiophile but the sound on this bar is very good to my ears. I was impressed. My wife however was NOT impressed by the price. So I think this is going to have to go back.
I played music through my Xbox which was set to output dolby atmos and wow the sound really envelops you.
The DTS thing is a bit of a concern, I tried to play Moana and of course it only has DTS English and did not play. I need to test out if I can change a setting on my Xbox to make it work but straight up it failed. Most of my content is digital as I've set up a Plex server, and even with DTS audio on those digital files they play just fine.
I easily connected my Amazon echo to the bar via Bluetooth and it worked perfectly. Once I established the pairing all I had to do was to tell the Echo to connect to a speaker and then told Echo what to play. Quite simple.
Set up was pretty simple, and I'll probably keep it for a couple more days and sadly bring it back, I will try to convince my wife that it's a 'good' thing. We'll see how convincing I can be.
So the search continues...Dennon Heos looks technically good at about half the price, I dunno how it sounds though. Doesn't seem to be a bar that is talked about much.