Dolby Digital/AC3 icons showing in Netflix interface

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by NiklasK, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. NiklasK macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2008
    Noticed today on some TV shows that there is a DD/AC3 logo beside the HD logo when browsing Netflix on the ATV2.

    I havent got my ATV2 connected to the AV reciever at the moment so can anybody try this out and see if there is 5.1 available now? I noticed this on the latest season of Psych available and on the first season of Lost...

    This is great if so, now all I need is subs for Netflix as well :)
  2. RedVespaBlur macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2008
    Yeah it works, showed up for me about three weeks ago after the 4.3 developer update on AppleTV
  3. Phoenixwarrior macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2011
    I'm also seeing the Dolby logo cropping up. However my receiver isn't detecting Dolby Digital within the Netflix app yet. I suspect Netflix is showing the Dolby bug ahead of the iOS 4.3 update that's coming out for iOS devices this coming Friday. I don't think this is something Netflix can just enable, I think a firmware update has to occur before Netflix can actually stream Dolby Digital on the ATV.
  4. aross99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2006
    East Lansing, MI
    I Agree. I'm not getting 5.1 audio on movies with the DD logo. According to a Netflix press release from October 2010, the PS3 is the first device that an decode 5.1, and others will be added later:

    I suspect "added later" means we need an Apple TV update. Maybe with the iOS 4.3 update?
  5. newagemac macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2010
    Everyone who is getting 5.1 audio with Netflix on the ATV2 is using the 4.3 beta software so yes 5.1 audio for Netflix will most likely be coming to the ATV2 for everyone Friday when 4.3 is fully released.

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