I just bought the LG SK10Y soundbar and would not consider myself an audio tech expert, so would really appreciate help that you could offer me, since I am considering returning the soundbar, as it has not been performing as I think it should. Want to make sure it's not something I'm doing wrong before I return it.
I updated the software/firmware on the soundbar, now I have center channel control on it, which is great.
However, I just cannot tell if I'm getting 2.1 or 5.1 or atmos through the speaker.
I have the soundbar connected via ARC to the ARC HDMI port of my Sony KDL60R510A (not a 4K tv). I also have a Roku Ultra 4K player that is supposed to be atmos compatible. The settings on my Roku are Audio mode: Auto and HDMI: Auto detect.
Whenever I watch a movie through Vudu that is supposed to be Atmos compatible (such as Avengers: Infinity War, which I own the UHD copy, and on the info screen it lists UHD Features as 4K, *HDR, and Atmos although those 3 features to look dim compared to the rest of the white text), the SK10Y does not say Atmos when I press the info button, it only says "PCM". In fact, most non-Atmos movies also say "PCM", although I did watch Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring on Vudu and it did say "Dolby Audio" on the soundbar. While watching the Avengers, on the TV screen the VUDU interface does say HDX and not UHD, but I figure that's because I don't have a 4K tv.
Do I need to have a 4K TV in order to access the Atmos features? When it says "PCM" does that mean I'm only getting 2.1 stereo, or am I still getting 5.1?
Would really appreciate any help for a newbie!!!