- Feb 26, 2015
It does do Atmos from Netflix (no player just Netflix to A16 over HDMI). whether the Plex player on NVIDIA will play Atmos is another matter you'll have to investigate. I got the smaller version with less Ram and it won't work with Plex. And yes, it does show ATMOS on my speaker map, and I can indeed hear the overhead channels and I like that. And it really sounds great, especially for my first stab at a PRIR, let alone a 16 channel PRIR. And yes, it was hard to do. But like my first GF said, it'll get easier.Big fan of the atv4k I see, ha! I do believe the atv4k is capable of rendering atmos metadata, as far as streaming goes anyway, since as I mentioned I'm able to see the speaker icons reflect that. I guess perhaps there was another "update" since that time to rectify the issue. But as I said, it doesn't actually say atmos on the a16 but instead 8-ch. I'm thinking that may be more of a software issue of the a16's though since it's the same occurrence with my Xbox one in gameplay (atmos audio but no icon). Does your a16 show the atmos icon?
So you haven't used it for digital files. Ok, how's the audio when streaming atmos, sound okay? & do you need a specific version of the shield that's atmos capable?
I'd have no problem switching over to the shield (or some other source) if it would offer me this feature of being able to play my atmos encoded files.