So a lot appears to have been discussed on this subject and I know there are various posts explaining what Apple TV 4K can and cannot do in terms of decoding various sound formats.
The question I have is this:
Imagine you have an Atmos capable system in terms of sound (ie an amp/receiver that can process Atmos in its spec and 7.1 speakers installed to go with it).
You have an 4K Apple TV to stream movies … and of course you use the latest Infuse app to do so.
You rip your BluRay movies onto a high quality NAS.
For the very best sound output - ie high definition, spatial, Atmos surround that blows your ears away! - which of the following ripping options would be the best option:
TrueHD 7.1 - Atmos or DTS-HD 7.1 - Atmos or DD 5.1 (No Atmos)
I understand and have read repeatedly that Apple TV4K can process DD+ well … so that might suggest the DD5.1 would be best but then it’s not Atmos and only 5.1 channels.
Or would I get a more impressive and immersive sound choosing one of either TrueHD 7.1 Atmos or DTS-HD 7.1 Atmos … given these are 7.1 channels? I think if I’ve understood Apple TV restrictions correctly that the Atmos container would not be passed through sadly … but I would still benefit from 7.1 via Infuse uncompressing and passing 7.1 channels to my amp.
So is the question that I’d be choosing between 7.1 no Atmos (through TruHD or DTS) and 5.1 DD (a format which Apple TV likes directly)
Which is preferable??