Originally Posted by asdfgh123
Hi. I'm recently have become interested in installing Dolby Atmos to my home setup because Sky plan to roll it out to their tv channels this year. I already have a 5.1 Samsung surround sound setup I brought 7 years ago. I initially thought I would have to purchase a new set of speakers but I've heard that I could potentially add speakers to my existing setup. Could someone explain to me exactly how this process works and direct me to any product examples? Thanks for your help.
You have gotten great advice here, so ill just be adding what i can to it. I agree with those that have said it already...audition, audition, audition. Go to stores in your area, take your own content you are familiar with, and find out what you like.
For receivers, get the cheapest one you need that will be capable of doing everything you need it to, features and all that (wifi, Bluetooth, atmos capable obviously lol, etc.).
The suggestion to buy better speakers for your front 3 speakers and use your HTiB speakers for atmos is a good idea to save some $$$.
I do suggest that you go for 5.1.4 setup, i have found it does a better job of providing that encompassing bubble of sound that one is looking for with atmos. That is my configuration and it sounds amazing.
Also, if you really wanted to up the ante with your system...id suggest investing in a great subwoofer. This suggestion is assuming that the one you have is still the one from the HTiB that you have. You could be amazed at the improvements of making that one improvement, let alone going from HTiB to 5.1.4 Atmos.
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