I’ve got both an Nvidia Shield Pro (2019) and for Xmas picked up an Apple TV 4K (2022). I have noticed that on some sites, particularly Apple TV+, the full Dolby TrueHD Atmos track is pushed while on the Shield you just get the DD+ Atmos track. So that’s a big plus for the ATV. I don’t remember now if it’s the same on other streaming sites, but does anytime else know? And does anyone knowEverything else but this dolby Atmos problem is top notch on the Apple tv in my opinion. Thats another reason I keep using it. If the whole thing stunk I would just throw it in the trash.
Maybe we can get a good number of Shield users on here reporting their feelings about the Shield. Is it overall as good as the Apple, worse, or better? Sounds like the Atmos works like it should on all of the major services that offer Atmos, even Netflix?
Wow that’s interesting. I didn’t think anyone streamed TrueHD w/Atmos. I know the ATV won’t even let Plex do it from a local server, but wouldn’t be surprised to learn Apple enabled it for their own service. Do you happen to recall any of the titles with which you witnessed this? I’m really curious and eager to check out.I’ve got both an Nvidia Shield Pro (2019) and for Xmas picked up an Apple TV 4K (2022). I have noticed that on some sites, particularly Apple TV+, the full Dolby TrueHD Atmos track is pushed while on the Shield you just get the DD+ Atmos track. So that’s a big plus for the ATV. I don’t remember now if it’s the same on other streaming sites, but does anytime else know? And does anyone know
Why it is that you don’t get the full Dolby TrueHD track on the Shield? I sometimes get the TrueHD signal when streaming Atmos movies through Kodi, but it’s definitely less frequent than the DD+ track.
Yes, I'm really happy now with my Apple tv. They redeemed themselves big time. It works nearly flawlessly now. The only issue I have is that every once in awhile I will get logged out of a premium account, such as Showime Anytime. Logging back in isn't too bad though.Yes, been fine since the beta's of 16, zero glitches so far. And I watch / listen to a good bit of Atmos content.
It looks like they nailed this one.
I've been cautious ever since I got some bad updates from Microsoft for my Windows. On my PCs I set them to not update for 1 month.I have auto-update enabled, and all is good for me; always on the latest.
My educated guess is that their approach of NOT passing a pure DD+ stream to the HDMI-connected devices is the root of the problem.Does anyone have a clue what was wrong with the old Apple IOS that caused the problem with Dolby Atmos?
Problems like that are tough to figure out. Very strange indeed. I might wait a few more weeks before installing.@Robert D I had one small but frustrating glitch last weekend, that could have been related to a firmware update on my processor. I lost the center channel on one single program that I had paused, and all my standard "fixes" didn't work. I played other shows. They had no loss of the center channel. I changed the processor's mode from Auto to Reference Stereo, played a few seconds, then returned to Auto. No fix. I restarted the AppleTV (actually, AppleTVX). Still no center channel (no dialog.) I restarted the processor and televsion - fully powered off, removed the power cords for a couple minutes, fired 'em back up. No joy.
Basically, I moved on to something else, and when I returned the next night and picked up the show again, it was working fine.
But... I don't know if that was an ATV(X) issue or a processor issue, and I suspect the latter more than the former.