Upgrade 7.1 to Atmos, can the tv decode it for me and send the signal via ARC

It's time to upgrade my TV.  Looking at an LG65 inch OLED with Atmos.
My pre/pro is DD 7.1 but does have ARC to get audio from the TV.
Can I stream via wifi to my tv and have it send the Atmos signal to my Emotiva UMC-200.  Will that allow me to run Atmos sound with 7.1 sound?  The TV's should have Atmos decoding.
The budget isn't there to upgrade the TV and pre/pro right now.
Rest of theater is Mac amps and Coincident speakers all around with an Oppo 105. 


Showing 1 response by erik_squires

I don’t think you’ll have any problem playing new tracks with your DD decoder.

It won’t exactly "decode Atmos" but you will get the 5.1 in the stream.

You may have to configure the TV to tell it what kind of output it can take. Not sure how automated this is via HDMI/ARC. Using optical I absolutely have to tell it whether my DAC is 2 or 5.1 capable.

I find the ARC handshaking somewhat iffy at times, if you do as well, switch to the optical out.