Should I get Dolby Atmos if I don’t have many 4k movies?

Oct 28, 2018
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I am in the market for a sound bar right now and have seen the Dolby Atmos sound bars but I don’t have very much stuff that comes in Dolby Atmos.is the speaker quality still way better with Dolby Atmos and still play overhead sounds if it isn’t in Dolby Atmos or should I look at getting a well priced sound bar that will have better sound because I don’t have that many Dolby Atmos movies.
 
Dolby Atmos has absolutely nothing to do with sound quality.
Object based surround sound codecs were designed to provide the ability for the mixer to move a sound object around a space in three dimensions. It should be used with ceiling mounted speakers but since that's a no go with most they offer the inferior alternative of upward firing speakers. Doesn't work nearly as well. Pseudo Atmos will be even worse. You can't get Atmos from the audio output of the TV so you have to connect your source or sources directly to the soundbar with HDMI. Might be less practical in your system.
My suggestion is to get the best sounding soundbar you can find without Atmos. Clarity and natural tonality are more important than Atmos.
https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/usa/en/products/home-cinema
https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/beam.html
https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/playbar.html
https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/playbar.html
https://usa.denon.com/us/heos/wirelessaudio/wirelessspeakers
 
Dolby Atmos has absolutely nothing to do with sound quality.
Object based surround sound codecs were designed to provide the ability for the mixer to move a sound object around a space in three dimensions. It should be used with ceiling mounted speakers but since that's a no go with most they offer the inferior alternative of upward firing speakers. Doesn't work nearly as well. Pseudo Atmos will be even worse. You can't get Atmos from the audio output of the TV so you have to connect your source or sources directly to the soundbar with HDMI. Might be less practical in your system.
My suggestion is to get the best sounding soundbar you can find without Atmos. Clarity and natural tonality are more important than Atmos.
https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/usa/en/products/home-cinema
https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/beam.html
https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/playbar.html
https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/playbar.html
https://usa.denon.com/us/heos/wirelessaudio/wirelessspeakers
 

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