Exactly, I purchased this TV two weeks ago because it supports DTS and Samsung and LG do not. Then I changed my receiver to an EARC one, to discover the built-in apps don't passthrough lossless (or bitstream or whatever it's called)2 epic fails for me:
1. No lossless audio passthrough via eARC / USB.
2. No Atmos audio passthrough via eARC (ATV 4K box -> HDMI IN -> eARC -> soundbar).
For (2), I can connect my ATV 4K box directly to the soundbar and get Atmos (traditional way). This means I must have my soundbar always ON.
For the first one, only solution is using my external media player (Zidoo).
Sorry guys, this is really poor show from Sony unless you can prove me wrong.
Is it software-wise possible or is this a hardware limitation of the TV? It's the same android as the Shield? I want to avoid the Shield at all costs. Let's hope the Kodi developers figure something out for us
In the meantime kodi is sending it via DD+ to the receiver.. which is fine, but no, we need HD audio