Originally Posted by groove93
Thank you for the info!
This reinforces my belief that Netflix needs to "flip the switch". From what I can tell, on the Xbox One, 5.1 will display for a movie or a TV show's description on Netflix, but my Atmos speakers are completely silent, meaning that the DSU on my Receiver is not engaged. This is not the case with the Shield and I much prefer my Atmos speakers to work even though Atmos is not available.
I understand what you mean from the context, but please be aware that there is no such thing as an "Atmos speaker." Use of such a misnomer could confuse the casual reader who might infer that there are speakers that are employed solely for Dolby Atmos-encoded content.
What you are referring to are either
your overhead (or height or "top level") speaker locations (as opposed to the "listener-level" locations) or
Dolby Atmos-enabled (DAE) speakers, which are designed to fire sound upward to "bounce" off the ceiling using psychoacoustic effects. Any of those speakers (depending on the designation) can receive content from both the immersive audio codecs (Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, or Auro-3D) as well as various upmixers such as Dolby Surround or DTS Neural:X, as well as proprietary DSP surround-sound modes.
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