Do I need to purchase DOLBY ACESS for Windows 10 for ATMOS files to play correctly?


Novice Member
Hi Guys,

I am running a 5.1.2 setup with a Sony STR-DH790 Receiver.

When I run an ATMOS or DTS movie file on my PC it then displays "Atmos" or "DTS" on the receiver front panel, which leads me to believe that the receiver is
correctly recognizing or enabling/decoding the ATMOS or DTS encoded files correctly?

However, In the windows sound options it shows 5.1, 7.1 or DOLBY ACCESS and goes on to say that ATMOS is required to experience the full blah blah blah.

So... do I need to purchase DOLBY ACCESS to ensure its being correctly decoded to my receiver?

How does that work?

Thanks alot!


Distinguished Member
You don't need it to send Dolby sound formats to your receiver.

The paid version of Access only adds a psuedo version of Atmos to a set of headphones , and this is intended for games played on a PC only.
Its rubbish BTW , a muffled mess at best.

Access is junkware , a piece of trash software pushed through the W10 interface , the best thing about it is you can uninstall it from the start menu so that it doesn't keep nagging you to buy it.

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