I used to have a Yamaha YSP 2500 soundbar before i went the AVR 5.1.2 rout and it was a great soundbar with 3 HDMI input which a lot of the new expensive Dolby Atmos soundbars don`t have. It means you can input 3 full lossless atmos devices stright into the soundbar eARC does`nt really matter because all the streaming services netflix and amazon stream in lossy atmos which ordinary arc can use. I thinks its about time Yamaha released a new dolby atmos soundbar with the latest spec and it would be a great seller.3 hdmi inputs though, why can't Samsung manage that?
I'm curious, my Yamaha ysp2700 is aging
Contacted the above, the sub is £599, so when you compare to the Samsung HW-Q80R, £500 more for the equivelent setup (bar and sub). If only the Samsung had 3 HDMI ins!
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strange that you're getting Apple TV to play atmos whilst its connected to the TV, I thought it would have to be connected to the soundbar for atmos to occur, and then it would pass dolby vision/hdr to the tv...I just received the Soundbar 10, had a Bose 700 so wanted to compare. I found the Bose easy to set up, however the sound was somehow uninvolving, it lacked bass and was quite flat. The Canton is extremely well built, easily as good as the Bose, pretty easy to set up I currently have Arc to my GZ1000, ATV and Xbox to tv and Sky Q direct to the bar. Remote is small and well built (metal construction). The soundbar really needs running in for 15-20 hours but initial impressions the sound is far more detailed and involving than the Bose. far better bass without any sub attached. I'll comment further when I have run it in and proper time to play. There are a few quirks, it won't recognise Atmos on the internal netflix or prime apps, shows as Dolby Digital+, Sky Q would only play Dolby Digital+ for Atmos, and the netflix app the same. Once I connected Sky box directly to the Soundbar it plays Atmos correctly. Apple TV works fine connected to the TV and correctly plays Atmos from all apps. I'll carry on investigating and do further testing.
Yep 100% get Atmos via ATV while connected to tv. Only reason I haven't connected Apple TV directly to the Soundbar as it currently cannot pass DTV, thanks to your news seems like that will be sorted shortly.strange that you're getting Apple TV to play atmos whilst its connected to the TV, I thought it would have to be connected to the soundbar for atmos to occur, and then it would pass dolby vision/hdr to the tv...
Quick update, so far very happy with the quality of this Soundbar. I added the 2 rears which has added an enormous depth and stage to the sound quality. It is obvious Canton know how to deliver top notch sound quality, so much better than the Bose 700 I had. The lip sync is spot on and no sound drop outs. Just waiting for the DV update. It's not a cheap system but more than happy with it.
Hi, to be honest most of my sources don't have DTS as mainly stream from netflix,prime etc. I've tested standard DTS on my atv using infuse and that converts it to multichannel LPCM uncompressed. Connecting my Shield TV to the Canton direct and using plex it will play normal DTS surround fine. I will get hold of a DTS-X movie to try out and let you know later, I would imagine it will just downsample to standard DTS HD/Surround.
Pleasure, from what I can see it will just play it as DTS-HD and ignore the object based audio. It plays True HD 7.1 correctly as well. Very happy with the sound quality and it has a real depth. Canton themselves rather than a shop advised that DV is coming, only reason I'm connecting my atv 4k to the tv and using arc atm rather than directly to the soundbar.@JustinL thanks for the info. I could have found my next soundbar and Christmas present to myself
Obviously I would prefer the bar to play DTS X but as long as I don't have to mess around or put up with stereo like the Beam I'd be happy. Fingers crossed Canton update the bar to handle Dolby Vision.
Typical. Atmos gives it height and presence when it's engaged but can't say I can hear the sound all over the ceiling. I think it's the best you will get with up firing drivers. The 2 rears also make a large difference as they are proper speakers in themselves so add a lot of weight to the sound.