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post #31 of 734 Old 04-17-2018, 08:12 AM
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Pick up this last night at bb haven't watched a movie yet i will tonight, just listening to the tv content and casting utube it sounds decent, easy to set up to my sony 930e and fits perfect underneath it not compromiseing any picture loss. The demo disk played through the ps4 sounded really good, cant wait to crank it up tonight
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Pick up this last night at bb haven't watched a movie yet i will tonight, just listening to the tv content and casting utube it sounds decent, easy to set up to my sony 930e and fits perfect underneath it not compromiseing any picture loss. The demo disk played through the ps4 sounded really good, cant wait to crank it up tonight
Looking forward to your review.

I've ordered mine last week, waiting to receive.
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Sorry i cant answer much about the sound yet it was late when i returned home and baby was sleeping, but i should be able to answer ? 'S about setup etc
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Another problem - when I setki HDMI in tv to enhanced format and setki enhanced hdmi signal on soundbar I ony get sound without visuals. To get video I nerd to Haven standard format on tv and enhanced on soundbar or vice versa... Stanę cause over the weekend everything was ok...
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How to edit? Sorry for previous one, autocorrect...
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May i ask what kind of tv? Are ya useing the supplied hdmi cable? When in enhanced format the tv has to support high bandwidth, if the tv supports this high bandwidth such as 4k 60p 4:4:4 enhanced format should produce a picture
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If not standard will still produce a 4k signal
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Ya thats wierd i am useing tne 65in 930e
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How is the Vertical Sound Engine, folks? When you try an Atmos demo or Blu-ray, do you hear convincing height effects? Inquiring minds want to know!

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Had I received mine would surely test it. Bought mine with rears.
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I only got the soundbar no rears yet , again i wasnt able to get it cranked up but on the demo cd when the sound engine is on even standing feet away from the soundbar the sound doesn't sound like it is even coming out of the bar, if that makes sence, fooled me good i even had to put my ear down to the speaker to see if what i was hearing actually was coming from the bar lol shut the sound engine off it sounds like a reg soundbar
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I've bought mine on Saturday and it was working like a charm till today. It looks like soundbar doesn't want to pass 4k enhanced signal. Ony audio with no visuals...
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Should still produce a 4k image in standard, atleast thats what i get out of page 77 in the book
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I've bought mine on Saturday and it was working like a charm till today. It looks like soundbar doesn't want to pass 4k enhanced signal. Ony audio with no visuals...
Can you return it to the retailer and try a different one? That's what I would do after ruling out cable issues

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I currently have the LG SK10Y which sounds amazing, but I'm disappointed that it doesn't support DTS:X. When I have Atmos content going, the upfiring speakers play their own isolated audio (e.g. rain falling, airplanes/helicopters flying overhead, etc.) while the forward facing drivers play the rest of the audio. With the Z9F, does all that object based audio just come out of the 3 speakers without isolating the sounds? In other words, does everything sound like it's around you regardless of whether it's meant to or not? Or can it somehow make only the object based audio sound like it's coming from above?
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I currently have the LG SK10Y which sounds amazing, but I'm disappointed that it doesn't support DTS:X. When I have Atmos content going, the upfiring speakers play their own isolated audio (e.g. rain falling, airplanes/helicopters flying overhead, etc.) while the forward facing drivers play the rest of the audio. With the Z9F, does all that object based audio just come out of the 3 speakers without isolating the sounds? In other words, does everything sound like it's around you regardless of whether it's meant to or not? Or can it somehow make only the object based audio sound like it's coming from above?
The idea is that it tricks you into perceiving height effects with DSP; seems plausible given that the Yamaha soundbars with Virtual:X get good reviews...

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Should still produce a 4k image in standard, atleast thats what i get out of page 77 in the book
Standard 4k image vs enhanced 4k arek two different stories...
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Ya thats wierd i am useing tne 65in 930e
do you have enhanced hdmi setuped on both tv and soundbar?
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Yes but dont have a 4 k player yet just 4k utube lol
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Just ps4 pro watching a blueray as we speak, went after work and got the rear speakers listened to some atmos content on utube this thing rocks for what it is and the size of the speakers
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Update:: My living room is 14x14 with one side open to the kitchen , the rear speakers will soon be on small corner shelfs aiming towards center of room,right now they are facing each other from the back side walls just above my sitting position, setup on everything was super easy, only thing i think it is missing is treble control at times i wished i could tone it down a notch, ill be doing some online gaming after the movie ( fortnite) ill return with a gaming sound update soon😎
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4k passthrough working well? Now I'm getting all impatient waiting for my set.

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Order mine from BB, arrives Friday. Wondering if the HDMI can pass through 1080 120hz or 4K 60P RGB???

Also curious if the Atmos processing adds any weirdness to the normal audio of a soundtrack. I know things like Windows Media player, and my Corsair PC speakers, have DSP with a "wide" setting, and it will expand the stage, it always sounds weird and unpleasant to me, hollow, echo type sound.

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I am not noticeing any pic quality loss nor any sync with words with Chromecast etc.way better than the 4k pass through on the onkyo i was useing.I am a utube taught quitar player so being in sync is a must for me. so far this bar has done everything right for me! With the blueray tonight i ran it between 25 and 30 for the volume and turned up to 35 to 40 for utube atmos and some hq music and this lil soundbar screams, sub sounds great not the chair shaking bass i am use to but bass sounds good and compliments the bar nicely, i must say the rear speakers aren't a must but opened the sound field and surround sound alot,The bar is smaller than the ht5000 and really looks like a normal soundbar, the small rear speakers are hidden nicely, its one of those where the hell is all this sound coming from kind of systems. The online game play sound was excellent for me not so much for the friends on my mic lol
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Just ps4 pro watching a blueray as we speak, went after work and got the rear speakers listened to some atmos content on utube this thing rocks for what it is and the size of the speakers
That’s not actual Atmos content as an FYI. You only get Atmos from Atmos blu-rays (players, Xbox, PS4) and games (Xbox only) and from the Dolby access app on LG TV’s and can be downloaded on Xbox and windows 10 PC’s.

I assure you, you’ll know when it’s Atmos. The real Atmos stuff off the app is pretty awesome.
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4k passthrough working well? Now I'm getting all impatient waiting for my set.
No i'm affraid, just 4k standard format instead of enhanced.
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Paul i know what your saying and no it dont sound weird at all it sounds natural to me, even on the music i was jamming too!! I left the vertical sound engine on all night just switched between music and cinema on the soundbar
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I realize i am not listening to true atmos but i a sure you it still sounds very good with great surrounds even the demo disk that came with it, but the new sonyx800 player is next on my list for sure!!!!
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Just ps4 pro watching a blueray as we speak, went after work and got the rear speakers listened to some atmos content on utube this thing rocks for what it is and the size of the speakers
That’s not actual Atmos content as an FYI. You only get Atmos from Atmos blu-rays
(players, Xbox, PS4) and games (Xbox only) and from the Dolby access app on LG TV’s and can be downloaded on Xbox and windows 10 PC’s.

I assure you, you’ll know when it’s Atmos. The real Atmos stuff off the app is pretty awesome.
Sony ps4 wont play atmos content on disc
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