- Jul 30, 2004
That's disappointing. Are the issues resolved with Atmos, 120hz, etc when connecting directly to the TV and using eARC?
Also, I don't know if it's cause I'm on an insider preview build, but I noticed within the last month or two all my games now support atmos. I don't believe its the PCM 2.0 kind either. Not sure what happened but I'm playing Horizon Zero Dawn and it's working great, just wish I had overhead speakers now instead of just upfiring ones. Soon!
Yeah, if I use eARC then I can get 120Hz with 10 and 12 bit color + Atmos at the same time. Trick is, eARC has too much delay for twitchy games. I tried playing Street Fighter 5 and all the audio was about 1/4 second late. With movies things seem fine, though. Are there any tricks to making eARC quicker and more accurate? Lip sync didn't seem to matter.
I've managed to get 120Hz with YCbCr420 12-bit color + normal 7.1 audio (rather than Atmos), so that's actually working pretty well for the moment. It'll also play MKV's that have surround sound...even Atmos. No games I'm currently playing support Atmos and I figure I can swap back to 60Hz if something major does. Then again, I don't really own much that can pull 120fps, either.
I hit up both Onkyo and Nvidia, so maybe these things are fixable, too. Seems like with every major driver release you'll see something obscure related to certain TV's, so maybe an AVR will get some love. Hell, it could even be the Dolby Access app. It's also only barely a retail product. There's a shot additional firmware will improve things.