Originally Posted by Soccerdude
Apple's PCM scheme sucks
Definitely true for my specific needs.
I bought my Yamaha because of a couple features that enhance/clarify speech. My 75 year old ears, even with hearing aids, frequently need all the help they can get to clearly hear spoken words in films. The Yahama has one feature that specifically increases, by 3 db, the normal frequency range of the human voice; and another feature, "Artificial Intelligence", that also enhances speech in many films. They make a significant difference. However, these features only work for "dolby" sources (not for PCM). They definitely work better on "dolby+" from my ROKU (or even over ARC from my Sony's organic apps) than on the reconfigured "dolby" from the my ATV4k.
I definitely use the ATV4K for iTune movies that I can't get from Netflix, Prime, etc.; but use the ROKU if I have a choice.
Sony XBR75Z9D, Samsung 65F9000 , Yamaha CX-A5200 & Outlaw 770
Samsung K8500, OPPO 103-D, Genie 2 and C61Ks, Roku Ultra, ATV4K, and Harmony Elite