Atmos vs Dolby truehd

Discussion in 'Home Theater & Video' started by 91firebird, May 16, 2018.

  1. 91firebird

    91firebird Active Member

    well my Yamaha 5850 reads atmos as truehd it won't say atmos in the is this normal and is
    Atmos read as you need a atmos reading blueray player to get atmos.


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  2. sKiZo

    sKiZo Hates received: 8642 Subscriber

    Sounds like the Yamaha is guessing and taking it's best shot at identifying an unknown scheme. I'd think it's actually applying the "truehd" mix instead of (or on top of?) atmos unless you're feeding it an atmos signal from an external device that supports it, and even then, only if you can do a direct input that bypasses the Yamaha's input matrix ...

    PS - looks like your Yamaha DOES have direct input on the back, so give that a shot if you have a player that has corresponding line level outputs.
  3. StimpyWan

    StimpyWan AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Blue Ridge Mountains!
    The HTR5850 does not have built in Dolby Atmos decoding, so it's down converting to the closest Dolby format that it does support and decode.
    Last edited: May 16, 2018
  4. sKiZo

    sKiZo Hates received: 8642 Subscriber

    Wonder how it would do if one were to output the atmos mix via PCM?

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