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Apple TV 4K

Step-by-Step Instructions for Best Experience

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Apple TV 4K

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Apple TV 4th Gen

 

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE:

NOTE

Connect Apple TV 4K (HDMI OUT) to soundbar HDMI 2 or 3 (processing prioritized ports) with a HDMI-certified High-Speed 2.0 cable (18Gbps) for high quality video and audio.  Recommended HDMI Cable >

 

For video apps such as iTunes, Netflix, Prime Video and Vudu with Dolby Atmos surround, Apple TV 4K outputs the audio signal in Dolby Atmos MAT format.

For streaming apps such as Netflix, Prime Video and Vudu with non-Dolby Atmos 5.1 surround, refer to item 4 to output Dolby Digial 5.1 for optimal surround performance.

NOTE

Connect Apple TV 4K (HDMI OUT) to TV HDMI input with a HDMI-certified High-Speed 2.0 cable (18Gbps) for high quality video and audio. Recommended HDMI Cable >

Audio will be sent out via TV's HDMI ARC to soundbar HDMI 1 ARC

Ensure your TV supports 5.1 channel pass-through via HDMI ARC. Click HERE to view a list of TV that supports 5.1 channel pass-through

NOTE

Connect Apple TV 4K (HDMI OUT) to TV HDMI input with a HDMI-certified High-Speed 2.0 cable (18Gbps) for high quality video and audio. Recommended HDMI Cable >

Audio will be sent out via TV's HDMI ARC to soundbar HDMI 1 ARC

Ensure your TV supports 5.1 channel pass-through via HDMI ARC. Click HERE to view a list of TV that supports 5.1 channel pass-through

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Apple Recommends Belkin Ultra HD High Speed HDMI Cable only for Optimal Viewing. Click Here >

As per Digital Trends testing, the Apple TV 4K super picky about which HDMI cables you’re using, and might well prevent you from seeing Dolby Vision if your cables aren’t rated for ultra high speed connections. More details >

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Apple Recommends Belkin Ultra HD High Speed HDMI Cable only for Optimal Viewing. Click Here >

1. AUDIO OUTPUT

Settings >

Video and Audio >

Audio Output >

select HDMI (or Apple TV)

2. CHANGE AUDIO FORMAT

Settings >

Video and Audio >

Audio Format >

select Off

Change Format >

select On

3. SELECT DOLBY FORMAT

Settings >

Video and Audio >

Audio Format >

Dolby Atmos >

select On

Change Format >

select Dolby Digital 5.1

4. Online Streaming (e.g Netflix, Prime Video, etc) with 5.1 surround

Settings >

Video and Audio >

Audio Format >

Change format set to On >

New format set to Dolby Digital 5.1

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Press INFO button on soundbar remote control to verify audio format received on soundbar (Dolby/DTS for best audio)

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Observe the LED light status at the front of soundbar when playing content (3 LED = Dolby Digital; 2 LED = DTS)

IMPORTANT

DOLBY ATMOS audio is LIMITED via HDMI ARC connection. Learn more >

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