Dolby Atmos true HD possible via gtx 1050-TI


  1. Posts : 1
    windows 10 64bit
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    Dolby Atmos true HD possible via gtx 1050-TI


    Hi guys,
    I have just ordered a JBL 9.1 soundbar and trying to set my pc up before it arrives to work with it without issues and to avoid running around like a headless chicken when it does arrive lol.
    I will be using my desktop as a HTPC, and currently, the plan is to attach the soundbar to the pc via gtx 1050-TI's HDMI to the soundbar's hdmi ARC in, and then attach the monitor to the soundbar's hdmi out port.
    My monitor is a samsung curved 22.inch crappy monitor hence this way of attaching them together.
    Samsung 21.5" Curved Monitor 1800R - Price, Reviews & Specs | Samsung India
    My question is, Is such a thing likely to work well? are there any obstacles/ problems I should be looking out for?
    Using win10, 64bit. My monitor has a hdmi port, but not sure if it's an ARC port and if I even need an ARC port with this setup.
    I also have dolby access installed, and intend to use the latest version of VLC to play the DTX and ATMOS files, along with netflix(I am on the highest tear plan) and amazon prime.
    Any and all suggestions in regards to this setup are welcome, as I am a complete newb at this sort of thing, and want stuff to work well.
    should I install certain drivers etc?
    Thanks,
    Grryf
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  2. Posts : 1,154
    Windows 10
       #2

    Basically JPL 9.1 has an eARC port , so you need to make sure the HDMI cable between your Monitor and Sound Bar is HDMI 2.x version (There is a 50/50 chance an old HDMI 1.4 may work but I am just giving you heads up if it does not).

    You need ARC and eARC HDMI as a port on a Smart TV just as Smart TVs can use the same cable to send to the Sound Bar the audio channel of the Smart TV to play back (Like that of Youtube , Netflix , Prime etc).

    If the setup is just a Monitor connecting to the eARC HDMI port on a Sound Bar then it does not have to have eARC port since it will not be sending back audio to the Sound Bar and will still be able to communicate with the eARC HDMI port on the Sound Bar.

    The setup you are talking about is known to work with satellite receivers flawlessly.

    The HDMI out ports of GPUs is known to be slightly picky and known to trying to seem more sophisticated , so for example Intel GPU try to Auto Detect the device that is connected to it , so if it was an Audio device it just sends out Audio signal without video , if it was just a monitor it would send out Video signal without audio , this could cripple a setup like yours since the first device that connects is an Audio device so no Video signal shall be sent out to pass to the Monitor connected to the Sound Bar as it will not be detected by the GPU.

    Since you are using an Nvida GPU you have better luck in receiving both Audio and Video signal since it does not try to Power Save aggressively like Intel and the Sound Bar may eventually receive full signal (Judging that it has a 1.4+ HDMI cable connecting both).

    By default Sound Bar should be outputting Video Signal on the eARC HDMI port , but with some of its models (specially the ones battery operated) eARC may come turned off to save power until you turn them on by certain key combos on the remote that will cycle through output modes available and will show that on LEDs found on the Sound Bar (If it works out of the box then you are fine , if not then you may need to consult the Sound Bar manual on the key combos to activate the eARC port).

    That is about all the hassle there is to such a setup , so like you see , nothing major , apart from the need of good cables and a good GPU.

    P.S Headless chicken running around are considered graphical at some parts of the world.

    Good Luck.
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