Dolby Atmos, does every Retina Macbook Pro support this when connected to TV assuming ATMOS content?

Starfyre

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Assuming I want to play Dolby Atmos content over a television over HDMI... does every Retina Macbook Pro support this? As long as you use an HDMI 2.0a cable to connect to the TV?
 

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I have an Atmos supported sound bar (no receiver) but need a way to get atmos content to play on it from my MacBook Pro (unless what your saying is that it is not possible)
 

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You would need to pass audio to the soundbar over HDMI,either directly from the MacBook or over ARC from the tv.

I don't know if the Mac will pass Atmos but Atmos with a soundbar won't give you true Atmos sound and may not provide any significant benefit over non-Atmos multichannel audio.
 

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I don't think this is really on Apple. Windows supports Atmos but requires an application that is developed and maintained by Dolby Labs. It's free on Windows, but it still requires an Atmos receiver. Dolby Atmos for Headphones is $15 and is Atmos-branded software-based audio reprocessing. My point is, Atmos on PC seems to be a solution designed by Dolby (not Microsoft) to expand the range of Atmos to as many devices as possible with as little coding as possible. I share any frustration, but developing Atmos for the Apple TV 4K was likely far more important than doing so for Mac OS.

What I don't know is if you can run this software if you boot-camp or virtualize Windows 10.
 

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The Dolby application is not needed to pass a Dolby Atmos signal to a receiver under Windows 10. I'm able to pass non-lossy Atmos using Win10, nVidia GT1050Ti, MPC-BE, and madVR.
 

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The Dolby application is not needed to pass a Dolby Atmos signal to a receiver under Windows 10. I'm able to pass non-lossy Atmos using Win10, nVidia GT1050Ti, MPC-BE, and madVR.
I don’t use the either package, but isn’t MPC handling the audio for you? Can you get Atmos without it installed? My understanding is that MPC is just a (powerful) third party alternative.
 

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To pass Atmos, you need an Atmos source file and player to pass Atmos and MPC-BE is a player. madVR is a video renderer. Using MPC-BE's built-in audio filters allows for audio passthrough of all HD audio signals over HDMI.
 

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This may be silly but does a device like Suface Pro 6 support Atmos over HDMI connected to Atmos Speakers? If so, I see no reason why MacBook Pro does not support this.
 

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You have a better chance of getting Atmos from the Surface since it is running Win10.

Mac OS does not support Atmos as per previous post. Even if the OS supported Atmos, you would still need a player that can output Atmos.