Originally Posted by Reckoner89
Yeah I was pretty surprised when I heard that the mandalorian has no atmos for any device. It seems like common sense that it would. Leads me to believe that for one reason or another they took it away, hopefully temporarily. It certainly wouldn't be the only abnormality with their service so far. Like...where's continue watching? How's that not a feature? Literally every streaming service big or small has such a rudimentary feature.
You are wrong 50%, right 50%. Please allow me to explain.
It was showing up in atmos on the details screen. It is no longer on my ATV4K in anything but 5.1
The WEB-DL untouched rip that is available in the usual places has an EAC3-Atmos stream included.
It was likely either sourced from overseas OR before they decided to not include Atmos in the stream and change the details
I assure you mediainfo reports EAC3-Atmos as follows for Mandalorian.S01E01
ID : 2
Format : E-AC-3
Format/Info : Enhanced Audio Coding 3
Format profile : E-AC-3+Atmos / E-AC-3
Format settings, Endianness : Big
Codec ID : A_EAC3
Duration : 38 min 46 s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 768 kb/s
Channel(s) : 15 objects / 6 channels
Channel positions : 15 objects / Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
Frame rate : 187.500 FPS (256 SPF)
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 213 MiB (5%)
Language : English
Service kind : Complete Main
Default : Yes
Forced : No
So, no I doubt it is being misreported by mediainfo. The screenshot above was from a zidoo player info screen. Zidoo info screen cannot detect atmos, only E-AC3 or Dolby TrueHD. It does detect DTS-X but only the underlying track w/ Atmos. Regardless of what it reports in info it plays all those formats without any issues.
The receiver detects atmos just like it does with any other stream using EAC3+Atmos or TrueHD Atmos.
If you would like me to humor you I can snap my denon info screen as well. I won't debate it anymore. Yes, it is atmos, yes it is Mandalorian s01e01 and no, I don't think it is being streamed in Atmos for whatever reason only Disney knows more about, but the stream is there somewhere as there were early reports that it was labeled with atmos from the early launch and at some point something changed. If you look hard enough you can find it in Atmos, maybe not as a stream though.