Originally Posted by Shizzlenits
That's all I need. Just give Infuse the capability to bitstream the HD source. They can already do it with TrueHD and DTS-HD MA. Hopefully this opens something up so they can get it done for TrueHD Atmos.
I do not have Infuse, but if Infuse actually bitstreams audio, then it doesn't matter what it is, it should pass through, should it not? In which case, if it already bitstreams True HD & DTS-HD MA, it should include Atmos or DTS:X.
Originally Posted by klimo
Help me out here.
Finding avenues to rent UHD/Atmos titles is few and far between. VUDU has some, which is nice. Though, I will click on a VUDU title with UHD/Atmos and the only option to get UHD/Atmos is to PURCHASE the title. Well, I'll just go buy the actual blu ray in that case. This is when the full release has already happened and the HDX version is available for rent. This is super annoying and limits an already limited rental pool of UHD/Atmos.
With Apple, will they do an actual full release of UHD/Atmos via rentals? Will it be production company wide, unlike VUDUs limited pool?
I will 100% dive into the apple TV if it provides all the same new releases that I can purchase.
I enjoy to purchase titles that I think are good movies. I 100% rent movies that I wouldn't normally watch purely bc of UHD/Atmos and would prefer to save the 15-20$ on single watch movies.
Originally Posted by stuart628
Right now with my Roku it takes 4k content to get Dolby Atmos on Vudu and netflix that's what I was asking if Apple TV will support Dolby Atmos on just hd titles itunes.
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Originally Posted by nzchurbro
Just to be clear (before I drop the coin to buy an apple tv 4k)
Will atmos be available when renting a movie, or just for purchased movies?
(Now, below assumes tvOS 12 brings DD+ Atmos to both ATV 4th gen. (1080p) & ATV 4K).
Apple doesn't do things the same way as VUDU. The way Apple does it with iTunes content, (unless you rent/buy SD), you will stream the highest quality available for your device. In other words, if a title is listed as 4K DV and DA, and you have the ATV 4th gen. (1080p), when you rent or buy it you will be streaming it in 1080p and the audio will be DD+ Atmos (however they implement it). If you have the ATV 4K (and enough bandwidth) you will be streaming it in 4K DV with DD+ Atmos audio, (if you have the ATV 4K hooked up to a 1080p display then you will get the same results as the ATV 4th gen.). If you rent or buy and stream via an ATV 3rd gen. it will stream 1080p with up to DD 5.1 audio, (same for iTunes on a Mac or PC).
In other words, they have two prices, one for SD one for highest resolution available, whether that be HD or 4K. And it is the same with renting or buying.
Originally Posted by Scott Wilkinson
Yes, of course, no source device decodes Dolby Atmos, so the Apple TV 4K must be passing the bitstream along to the sound system. I updated the article to reflect this. As a result, Apple's claim that the Apple TV 4K is the only standalone streamer to support both Dolby Vision and Atmos is false; the Chromecast Ultra does it as well.
As I understand it, the Chromecast Ultra is not a standalone streamer. (Also, they said DV & DA Certified
Couldn't Apple do something different and decode the DD+ Atmos audio, mix it with the system sounds and output a DD+ Atmos audio stream? I mean, they currently decode the incoming audio and mix it with the system sounds and output LPCM.