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Asteroid

Cannot get Dolby Atmos to play on HW-K950

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I have a KS8000 TV connected via HDMI arc to the HW-K950. I had the HW-K950 connected to WiFi to update the firmware then disconnected it to save Wireless WiFi performance for the rest of my devices.  I have never got the Atmos to work. I’m reading upgrade my HDMI cable to 2.1?  That Atmos won’t play through the tv arc port?  If so will it via WiFi?  Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. I figured, buy all Samsung products and they will magically work together at the highest performance.  I’m obviously not up to date with how to set this up correctly. I also have Apple 4K TV and Samsung 4K blu-Ray player hooked in. 

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Re: Cannot get Dolby Atmos to play on HW-K950

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Honestly 2.1 would probably be best, but the 2.0 should also work just fine. If updating the cable has no change, I would honestly recommend repairs in order to get a technician out to evaluate. 


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Re: Cannot get Dolby Atmos to play on HW-K950

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Are these the steps you are following to connect? 

The higher grade HDMI cable used, the higher quality connection you will have. 



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Re: Cannot get Dolby Atmos to play on HW-K950

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Yes, HDMI tv arc from soundbar to tv port 4 which is also an arc port. 

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Re: Cannot get Dolby Atmos to play on HW-K950

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Did you also configure the settings in Step 4, and verify that the content supports Dolby Atmos?



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Re: Cannot get Dolby Atmos to play on HW-K950

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Yes, I haven’t had a chance to check the Blu-Ray yet but settings are biostream unprocessed. The Apple 4K audio settings show as follows:

 

Audio Outout - Living Room (HDMI)

Audio Format - Auto, Atmos Available, (click)

Dolby Atmos On.

 

My connections are now as follows:

 

TV KS8000 HDMI port 4 arc to Soundbar tv arc port. 

 

Apple 4k HDMI to soundbar port 1. 

 

Samsung 4K Blu Ray is anynet 1 to 2 port HDMI soundbar. I do have anynet on TV set to on. 

 

Everything works great, no Atmos. I tried Netflix and Prime 4K streams?  

 

TV Is antenna via coaxial cable. Soundbar while watching broadcast TV is TV arc, Blu Ray shows on soundbar HDMI1 and Apple HDMI2.

 

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Re: Cannot get Dolby Atmos to play on HW-K950

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Are you streaming Netflix from the Smarthub on the TV or from the Blu-ray player?



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Re: Cannot get Dolby Atmos to play on HW-K950

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I stream Netflix from the Smarthub and also from Apple. Neither played in Dolby Atmos. My HDMI cables are pretty old. I’m using the ones Direct TV provided years ago when they installed satellite TV.  I’ve since cut the wire. I will try updating my HDMI cables,  2.0 or 2.1?  The 2.1 can be a bit pricy. 

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Re: Cannot get Dolby Atmos to play on HW-K950

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Honestly 2.1 would probably be best, but the 2.0 should also work just fine. If updating the cable has no change, I would honestly recommend repairs in order to get a technician out to evaluate. 


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Re: Cannot get Dolby Atmos to play on HW-K950

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Dolby Atmos worked for the first time tonight while watching a Blu-Ray movie. I had my set up wrong until I researched how to actually set up the sound bar with multiple devises. Thanks for your help and feedback. 

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Re: Cannot get Dolby Atmos to play on HW-K950

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I found that in order to connect my Mac air to the Bluetooth soundbar, I had to press the "add speaker" bottom at the bottom of the bar and it works fine now !

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