Unfortunately it's not going to work the way you (and I) wish it would, since the receivers are not equipped with Atmos decoding capabilities, so the Atmos extension in the bitstream is simply ignored and the regular 5.1 soundtrack is processed. This backwards compatibility is ensuring your Denon can still play the audio track, but you will not experience the full mix available on the disc or stream, but rather Dolby TrueHD or DD+, which your receiver needs to support.cgeorge1969 wrote: ↑ I could use some help. I have a wired 5.1 system through an older Denon receiver (10 Years). System sounds very good for a 5.1 system.
Is there a way I can somehow upgrade this system to support Dolby Atmos ?, without buying a new receiver and putting in new ceiling speakers ?
I will be getting a LG C1 this week and am open to suggestions. I realize I might lose a little bit by getting a sound bar but might gain in overall experience because of the upward facing speakers ?
Any help or advice is appreciated THANKS.
When it comes to DTS:X, where the object location technology is - unlike Atmos - an audio codec, some manufacturers (like Denon) have released firmware upgrades to support any hemispherical speaker setup you might have. Luckily, just as Atmos, DTS:X is backwards compatible and your Denon will be able to play the track, given that it can support DTS-HD Master Audio.