- Aug 1, 2019
After trying a full Atmos system, I went with a simple 5.1.2 for myself. Admittedly in a small room but I found rear/side to be more distracting than immersive. To me, it made more sense to spend the budget on better LCR speakers than on rear/side/presence. After all, I want my attention on the screen. Maybe I'd want to be looking over my shoulder more often if I watched horror.I’m sure I’m missing out as most of my Atmos experience has been through streaming titles. Also I have the up firing Atmos speakers. But I’m still going to say Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision aren’t delivering like I thought they would. I’m in the process of upgrading my entire system from new speakers to 4K Blu-ray player to new AVR. I’ve been reading about Auro 3-D and it’s more immersive sound . Even the format’s ability to play Atmos content which appeals to me. Any thoughts on the subject? The speaker placement makes way more sense to me in an Auro 3-D set up. And I don’t have to go loudspeaker crazy e.g 11.1 etc.
If it says DTS anything, it's not Atmos. DTS is a company; Atmos is by Dolby, a different company. Your Blu-Ray player is probably set to prefer DTS for some reason.I'm new to this site and Atmos, I recently bought a Denon 3700H and my set up is 7.1.2 for now. What I'm not getting is when I put on a blu ray advertised as "Atmos" all my AVR display is telling me is the beginning of the presentation is in Atmos, the actual movie is in DTS HD +UDH or something, is this normal? The sound is great but the display doesn't say "Atmos" when the movie is playing.