OK I just ran a test streaming Netflix Atmos (altered carbon) and the AVR will display “Dolby Digital +” which as I mentioned IS Atmos.I read that thread, but the answer to my original question is still unclear.
If I get a new TV with eARC, and I feed the eARC to the 4300's ARC input, and the content on, say, Netflix or Disney+ is listed as being ATMOS, will it light up the ATMOS display on the front panel of the 4300, and will it then properly drive my height channels with ATMOS content?
I don't care (for now) if the ATMOS/height channels are compressed or pristine. I just want to know if I'll be able to use my 4300 with the new TV's internal apps and get the height channels properly driven without having to spend money on a new "eARC compatible" AVR. I don't want to buy a new AVR right now.
If you want it to say Atmos then you may need eARC AVR but it won’t sound any different when playing lossy Atmos from a streaming service. It will however make a difference if you use a higher bitrate audio format from say a Bluray disk connect via your TV.
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