Dolby Atmos Announced!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by EnderTW, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. EnderTW macrumors 6502

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    Alright Apple, woohoo.

    itunes Movies also get free upgrade with the atmos soundtrack.

    I just need to find a Dolby Atmos setup that will pass through 4k DV and HDR to my TV, because my 2016 LG doesn't support Atmos over ARC. :(.
     
  2. errol macrumors 6502

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    Let's not jump the gun. It depends on implementation and whether this is limited strictly to iTunes purchases or whether third party apps can have access to pass-through / uncompressed bit-streaming.
     
  3. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    Own rips must be supported as well!
    Lets wait and see, how did they implement it.
    No ETA was mentioned either...
     
  4. ZeRoLiMiT macrumors 6502a

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    Its not going to be in the beta update today?
     
  5. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    I wish I knew.
     
  6. AidenL macrumors 6502

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    This is fantastic.

    Makes the ATV a great little box for my usage.
     
  7. d5aqoëp macrumors 6502a

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    Even if it was, Apps like Infuse need to be updated to check if passthrough feature is available or not.
     
  8. Andrewtst macrumors 6502

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    Yup finally! Can't wait it release soon. :D

    Now I will consider a Dolby Atmos Soundbar.
     
  9. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 604

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    Hooray!

    And wasn't it nice to see an actual person that is apparently dedicated to the :apple:TV at Apple? I suspected such people must exist but it's nice to actually see one. ;)

    Correct me if I'm wrong but last year wasn't the entirety of the big announcements for tvOS that Amazon- a completely separate company- was bringing their app to :apple:TV?

    This year, a woman implied to be directly connected to it takes the stage, rolls out a biggie and then goes on to roll out some other features too. There's hope that dedicated talent is there to actually work on features for :apple:TV!!! Sooooo welcome. And keep 'em coming (bug fixes too).
     
  10. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 65816

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    I thought that she was fab too. She had the same enthusiasm as myself for the ATV! She was really passionate - I liked that very much.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 4, 2018 ---
    SUPER HAPPY! :) So glad that I decided to buy from iTunes for the last 10 years :)
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    Well, they talked about it with iTunes so maybe just for iTunes 4K streams - that's 100% OK for me as I buy my film through iTunes :)
     
  11. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 65816

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    Hehe so true :) I just hope that they perfect the audio from it :)
     
  12. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000

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    Most modern receivers will pass DV and HDR. Denon and Yamaha are both very popular.
     
  13. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    “...must be supported..”????? You serious?

    When has Apple ever supported illegal activity? (yes, ripping DVD/Blueray is illegal)
     
  14. cardsdoc macrumors 6502

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    I’m not a lawyer and may be wrong but my understanding has been that the legality of backing up of discs your own for personal use has always been controversial. Nvidia, obviously a large company has partnered with Plex and their box (Shield) bitstreams HD audio. The main source and only real reason to support HD audio bitstreaming as you suggest is from ripped discs. So far I have not heard of any lawsuits against Nvidia or Plex. I’m assuming Apple just doesn’t even want to touch that space which I understand though. I’m not expecting Apple to ever officially support it.
     
  15. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    Whenever you rip a disc you are breaking its copyright software. That is the illegal part. Plex can’t be sued because they are not the ones doing the ripping.... you are.
     
  16. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000

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    Here’s the thing, nobody cares.
     
  17. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    DTS:X as well Apple. Not everyone uses Atmos.

    Please!
     
  18. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    Nobody. except Apple.
     
  19. loekf macrumors 6502a

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    Won't happen, so far DTS:X is only used on 4K Blu-rays, no streaming service uses it. Lets pray they enable Atmos via passthrough in an API, so Infuse and MrMMC can use it besides iTunes.
     
  20. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    If it is iTunes only, then users will be *** off
     
  21. BMox macrumors 6502a

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    Imagine getting Dolby Atmos and then complaining about not getting DTS:X....

    Unbelievable.
     
  22. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    Yep. It doesn't matter where the bitstream comes from. If it is an Atmos-stream, it should play.
    It is exactly the same with current AVC, HEVC, DD and DD+ playback - once the system can handle it, your own clips may take advantage as well.
     
  23. Pug72 macrumors 6502a

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    Still waiting for Denon to add DV passthrough to my receiver. Have to go straight to TV with sound via arc to the receiver for sound at the mo.
    Supposed to be coming this year, hopefully before Atmos comes to AppleTv.
     
  24. George Dawes macrumors 6502a

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    Definite high point of an otherwise very lack lustre wwdc imo
     

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