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Olympics in Atmos

Who's been watching the Olympics in 4k, HDR, and Atmos?  What are your thoughts so far?




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Re: Olympics in Atmos

I have watched some of the Olympics in 4K with HDR and the video is amazing!  The fast frame cameras they use and videotography is top notch.  On the Atmos side things are have not been successful.  I have a working Atmos setup (Yamaha RX-V1070) with a blueray player (Oppo U203) but when watching the Olympics in 4K that advertisies that it is being broadcasted in Atmos I can not get the receiver to seletect its Atmos mode. However the receiver does select its "Neural:X" mode which supposedly adds "acoustical space - including overhead" processing.  It still sounds excellent - although what material I watched didn't really challenge the set up.  

I can't wait for xfinity to broadcast in 4K on a regular basis.

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I have watched some of the Olympics in 4K with HDR and the video is amazing!  The fast frame cameras they use and videotography is top notch.  On the Atmos side things are have not been successful.  I have a working Atmos setup (Yamaha RX-V1070) with a blueray player (Oppo U203) but when watching the Olympics in 4K that advertisies that it is being broadcasted in Atmos I can not get the receiver to seletect its Atmos mode. However the receiver does select its "Neural:X" mode which supposedly adds "acoustical space - including overhead" processing.  It still sounds excellent - although what material I watched didn't really challenge the set up.  

I can't wait for xfinity to broadcast in 4K on a regular basis.

Hope this helps

 

 


The television 4K equipment used at the Olympics is Japanese and S. Korean. And yes they did an exellent job. We still have a long wait for networks in our country to buy 4k equipment for use here in the U.S.A.

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A follow up to my last message.  I routed the HDMI directly from the XG1 box to the receiver, played with the receiver settings and was successful in getting ATMOS encoding to be decoded!  Sounds great and like I said last time the video with HDR makes for a perfect experience!

Good luck to all!  

I really wish that the XG1 box had more than one HDMI output or HDMI-and-optical-audio (with ATMOS encoding).  The one output is overly constraining.

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@pcsilvia wrote:

A follow up to my last message.  I routed the HDMI directly from the XG1 box to the receiver, played with the receiver settings and was successful in getting ATMOS encoding to be decoded!  Sounds great and like I said last time the video with HDR makes for a perfect experience!

Good luck to all!  

I really wish that the XG1 box had more than one HDMI output or HDMI-and-optical-audio (with ATMOS encoding).  The one output is overly constraining.


Whenever I get my first 4k TV, I will make sure it has enough HDMI ports for my a/v receiver, my DVD player, and my 4k X1 box (when I get it).

 

These new TV's have more apps that it makes sense to make them the "entertainment hub".




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Re: Olympics in Atmos

the amount of HDMI inputs is not an issue on the TV, Receiver or DVD player.  The issue is with the XG1 Set top box which has only a single HDMI ouput and no optical audio output.  This is crazy by today's standards.

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the amount of HDMI inputs is not an issue on the TV, Receiver or DVD player.  The issue is with the XG1 Set top box which has only a single HDMI ouput and no optical audio output.  This is crazy by today's standards.


optical is a deprecated and limited technology. the audio path on HDMI allows for ATMOS (which is a text-like data stream) and advanced dolby features.




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Re: Olympics in Atmos

That's fine on the optical output - especially if optical can't pass ATMOS.  Then why not two HDMI outputs?  How many state of the art devices (4K, ATMOS, etc) have only one ?  None that I know of (or would buy).  

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That's fine on the optical output - especially if optical can't pass ATMOS.  Then why not two HDMI outputs?  How many state of the art devices (4K, ATMOS, etc) have only one ?  None that I know of (or would buy).  


why would any device have more than one HDMI output? Easy to connect, video/audio on same cable.




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Re: Olympics in Atmos

Easy answer - One for the TV and one for the Home Theatre ATMOS receiver.  I could route directly to the receiver then from the receiver to the TV but then can't integrate the CEC setting properly between all devices connected to the Receiver and also the TV (which I did try)

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