I have a few queries directed
You speak quite a bit in regards to ATSC 3.0 utilizing the Dolby AC-4 standard, I believe? I'm a COMPLETE novice on all of this stuff so I'll probably have more inaccurate statements/questions than accurate lol. I've read a little bit about it but I guess I need someone to spell it out for me and what it all means.
Is all of that you speak about in relation to getting immersive audio (Atmos) to my cable STB? That's of course what I get my broadcasted content from, not an antenna or anything like that (although I'm not sure if those even have anything to do with it?) Do you think even 10% of our TV shows will actually support immersive audio in the next 5-10 years?, if not I guess it's all a moot point right?
My follow up question would be this; My STB says DD+ on the face of the device, and of course I've never seen DD+ actually show up on my AVRs display on any content, even paid VOD. I've read that it's not even sent out over cable/satellite content for whatever reasons?
Anyways, since DD+ can transmit Atmos (albeit at a compressed rate, but we are used to that right? Lol) in that container, and even over ARC no less on some selected displays, namely the newly released Sony Z9D, what do we need AC-4 for exactly?, If my previous notion that it's for immersive audio only is even right haha. Couldn't these broadcast companies begin delivering us immersive audio using the aforementioned DD+ container instead of all these ATSC 3.0/AC-4 standards?
EDIT: Just read that AC-4 is much better bandwidth wise than DD+, so I'm guessing that's the reason? Does that mean we will start seeing Dolby AC-4 on Netflix, for example, streams instead of DD+ in the future?
PLEASE enlighten me if you have the time, as I'm generally curious if my 2015 SR7010 might not be able to accept immersive audio via its HDMI input that any future STB I might own that uses AC-4 would be connected to and sending it.
Thank you, and for anyone else that might chime in, I appreciate it!