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Step-by-Step Instructions for Best Experience
(Reference OS: Windows 10 OS)

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Windows 10

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STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE:

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NOTE

Connect PC 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 >

As Windows 10 can play files with Dolby TrueHD (lossless commpression): 

  • If not playing 4k 120Hz Content, connect PC to HDMI 2 or 3 on our soundbar 

  • If playing 4k 120hz Content on compatible TV’s, connect PC to TV for best graphics, and pass down audio to soundbar via eARC

1. DOWNLOAD DOLBY ATMOS ON PC

Click on the arrow button at the sides of the image to go forward/backward for settings. (Click on image to enlarge)

Sequence:

  1. Click on the 🔊 icon to check if your computer has switched audio device to “NAKAMICHI”. If your computer still displays another audio device, press the 🔼 Icon and select “NAKAMICHI”

  2. After doing so, right click on 🔊 , select “Speaker setup” and “Dolby Atmos for Home theater”.

  3. Microsoft Store will open, prompting you to install Dolby Access. Click “Get”.

  4. Once installed successfully, click “Launch”

  5. Dolby Access will open. To save time, click “Skip”

  6. On the next window, Click “Skip”. (You do not need to purchase Dolby Atmos)

  7. Dolby Access Launch screen opens. Select “Products”

1. Click on the 🔊 icon to check if your computer has switched audio device to “NAKAMICHI”.

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2. SETUP DOLBY ATMOS ON PC

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Sequence:

  1. Select the icon that looks like a home theater.  Click “Setup”

  2. Home Theater Setup appears. Select “Continue”.

  3. “NAKAMICHI” Should be displayed. Click “Continue”.

  4. If another audio device is being shown instead, select “Audio Devices” and select “Nakamichi”.

  5. Dolby Access will now tell you that it is ready for use. Click “Experience Now”.

  6. You will be brought back to the Dolby Access home screen. Scroll down to “Dolby Demo Content” and choose “Nature’s Fury”.

  7. If installation was successful, launching this video will stream Dolby atmos Content. The Soundbar will display “DOLBY ATMOS” momentarily.

Notes: In some instances, When playing offline video files with Dolby Atmos content, the computer may be able to send Dolby Atmos content to the soundbar, even without the above configuration. However, certain services will not be able to play surround sound content. Thus, it is important to install Dolby Access.

1. Select the icon that looks like a home theater. Then click “Setup”

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3. TROUBLESHOOTING ON PC (IF DOLBY ATMOS DID NOT PLAY)

Click on the arrow button at the sides of the image to go forward/backward for settings. (Click on image to enlarge)

Sequence:

  1. Right click 🔊 Icon, select Speaker Setup, and select Advanced Setup

  2. Under “Playback” Tab, Select “Nakamichi”. Set this as Default Device if Windows does not do this automatically. Double click on “Nakamichi” playback Device

  3. Select Supported formats. Under “Encoded Formats”, scroll down and confirm that Dolby Atmos is listed.*

  4. Go to “Advanced” Tab. Under Exclusive mode, ensure “Allow Applications to take exclusive control of this device” and “Give exclusive mode applications priority” are both selected.

  5. Go to the Spatial Sound Tab. Under “Spatial Sound format”, select “Dolby Atmos for Home Theater”.

  6. Click “OK” to close both dialog boxes. 

  7. Right click 🔊, under speaker setup, select Dolby Atmos for home theather.

 

*As Dolby Atmos support is also dependent on your computer hardware, on less capable hardware, “Dolby Atmos” may not be listed. In such cases, there is no way to get Dolby Atmos from your PC.

1.  Right click 🔊 Icon, select Speaker Setup, and select Advanced Setup

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NOTE

If installation was successful, launching a Dolby Atmos video (e.g. via this app) will cause the soundbar to display “DOLBY ATMOS” momentarily. You are now enjoying best sound quality!

You may also press the “INFO” button on your remote once at any time, to check the audio format being played by the soundbar.

We recommend using the KODI app for optimal local video contents playback with Dolby and DTS audio formats.

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