Use Dolby Atmos with your Samsung Soundbar

Last Update date : Aug 10. 2022

When you get a Samsung soundbar with Dolby Atmos, you can immerse yourself in unparalleled and dynamic sound. You can enjoy more vivid sound through surround effects optimised for each type of sound such as movies, music, and voice.

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What is Dolby Atmos?

 

Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology developed by Dolby Labs. It provides you with a sense of immersion as if the voice of a person and the sound of an object are wrapping around your whole body in a 3D space and actually enter the action space.

Dolby Atmos is also a natural and realistic sound technology that immerses the audience so that you can hear all of the images in sound. By applying stereoscopic sound technology to realise omnidirectional stereoscopic sound, you can enjoy more spectacular sound not only in a movie theater but also with your TV and soundbar.

Dolby Atmos Decor

Dolby Atmos supported models:

  • TV : selected models from 2020 onwards
  • Soundbar : selected models from 2016 onwards

NoteHW-Q600A only supports Atmos via HDMI input to the soundbar

2022 - 2019 Soundbars

Supported Models:

  • 2022 Soundbar models: HW-Q600B, HW-Q700B,  HW-Q800A, HW-Q930B, HW-Q990B 
  • 2021 Soundbar models: HW-Q600A, HW-Q700A, HW-Q870A, HW-Q900A, HW-Q950A 
  • 2020 Soundbar models: HW-Q900T/XY , HW-Q950T/XY, HW-Q800T/XY, HW-Q70T
  • 2019 Soundbar models: HW-Q70R, HW-Q80R, HW-Q90R

Option 1: Connection for Dolby Atmos (HDMI eARC)

1 Connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI OUT (TV eARC) port on the bottom of the Soundbar to the HDMI IN (eARC) port on your TV.
HDMI eARC connection

Option 2: Connection for Dolby Atmos (HDMI ARC)

Note

  • If TV only has ARC support, then the Atmos supported source will need to be connected to HDMI input of the soundbar for the soundbar to process ATMOS sound and pass-through video to TV 
  • HW-Q600A only supports Atmos via HDMI input to the soundbar
dolby atmos connection
1 Use an HDMI cable to connect the HDMI OUT port on the external device and the HDMI port on the bottom of the Soundbar.
2 Use an HDMI cable to connect the HDMI IN port of the TV and the HDMI TO TV (eARC/ARC) port on the bottom of the Soundbar.
3 Turn on the Soundbar, TV and the external device
4 Press the (Multi Function) button on the top of the Soundbar or the (Source) button on the remote control to select “HDMI 1” or “HDMI 2” mode.
5 The Soundbar display indicates that “HDMI 1” or “HDMI 2” mode is currently selected and the Soundbar will start playing sounds
2016 & 2018 Soundbars

Supported Models:

  • 2018 Soundbar models: HW-N850, HW-N950 
  • 2016 Soundbar models: HW-K950, HW-K850 

Connection for Dolby Atmos (HDMI INPUT)

Note: External source required to support Dolby Atmos output.

dolby atmos connection
1 Use an HDMI cable to connect the HDMI OUT port on the external device and the HDMI port on the bottom of the Soundbar.
2 Use an additional HDMI cable to connect the HDMI IN (ARC) port of the TV and the HDMI TO TV (ARC) port on the bottom of the Soundbar.
3 Turn on the Soundbar, TV, and the external device
4 Press the House icon Source button on the Soundbar or the Source button on the remote control to select the D.IN mode
Check the Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) is activated

In the case where your TV is not connected via HDMI TO TV (eARC/ARC), you will need to enable HDMI-CEC protocols in the Settings Menu on your TV. Samsung TVs call the HDMI-CEC protocol Anynet+.

The menu path to turn on Anynet+ will be something like the following:

1 Press the Home button on your Samsung remote control and then select Settings.
2 On the Settings screen, choose the General Menu and External Device Manager.
External Device Manager
3 Navigate Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) in External Device Manager menu and press enter on your remote to turn Anynet+ on.
Anynet HDMI CEC

Note: 

  • HDMI port will be labeled ARC on the back of the TV or One Connect Box.
  • Most One Connect Boxes have an HDMI-ARC port (it is usually the third HDMI port).

Note: If you are experiencing audeio delays with your unit, head to our guide Troubleshoot Audio Delays on your Samsung TV.

If you require further assistance, please consult the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page or contact our Samsung Care Australia experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia). You can also contact our Chat Support team or reach us through Samsung Members Community

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