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Get unrivaled sound with Dolby Atmos on your Samsung soundbar

Samsung soundbar in front of Samsung TV

You don’t have to hire a professional sound engineer to enjoy amazing sound quality at home. Because when you get a Samsung soundbar with Dolby Atmos, you can immerse yourself in unparalleled and dynamic sound. Each Dolby Atmos soundbar is a little different, so make sure to purchase and set up a soundbar that works best for you.

Note: Dolby Atmos works only through an HDMI connection. Depending on the manufacturer, your TV may use different phrasing for Dolby Digital.

Harman Kardon 5.1.2ch soundbar (HW-Q80R)

If you want incredible sound quality and booming base, this soundbar is a great choice. This model has multiple ports and connection options, including 2 HDMI inputs, 1 HDMI output, 1 optical input, and Bluetooth connectivity. It also comes with its own subwoofer.

Note: If the input source is Dolby Atmos, 5.1.2 channels are outputted.

The HW-Q80R soundbar and its subwoofer

Harman Kardon 7.1.4ch soundbar (HW-Q90R)

Remember when having surround sound meant sprawling cords all across your living room? Thankfully, those days are long gone.

This model comes with two wireless surround speakers and a subwoofer. Along with that, it has 2 HDMI inputs, 1 HDMI output, 1 optical input, and Bluetooth connectivity.

Note: If the input source is Dolby Atmos, 7.1.4 channels are outputted.

The HW-Q90R soundbar, two surround speakers, and a subwoofer

Harman Kardon soundbar (HW-Q70R)

You've heard this movie is really intense. Why not make it even more exciting by amping up the sound quality with a soundbar?

This model comes with 1 HDMI inputs, 1 HDMI output, 1 optical input, and Bluetooth connectivity. It also has a subwoofer for additional bass.

Note: If the input source is Dolby Atmos, 3.1.2 channels are outputted.

Harman Kardon soundbar (HW-N950)

It's time to get lost in your entertainment. With its two surround speakers and subwoofer, this soundbar will completely envelope you in sound.

This model comes with 2 HDMI inputs, 1 HDMI output, 1 optical input, and Bluetooth connectivity.

Note: If the input source is Dolby Atmos, 7.1.4 channels are outputted.

The HW-N950 soundbar with two surround sound speakers and subwoffer

Samsung soundbar with Dolby Atmos (HW-K850)

Whether you want to have a quiet movie night or play DJ at a house party you're hosting, this soundbar won't let you down with its incredible sound.

This model comes with 2 HDMI inputs, 1 HDMI output, 1 optical input, 1 audio input, and Bluetooth connectivity. It also has a subwoofer for extra bass power.

Note: If the input source is Dolby Atmos, 3.1.2 channels are outputted.

The HW-K850 soundbar and a subwoffer

Set up Dolby Atmos on your TV

Once you've choosen a Dolby Atmos soundbar and connected it to your TV, you need to make sure all of the right settings are in place, so you can enjoy unmatched sound quality.

Your TV may not have the Dolby Atmos settings on by default, so it's best to double check. Navigate to Settings, and then select Sound. Select Expert Settings, select Digital Output Audio Format, and then select Dolby Digital.

Now the connected soundbar should automatically activate Dolby Atmos whenever it detects Dolby-compatible media coming from the TV. For example, some streaming services like Netflix have Dolby Atmos media!

Dolby Digital chosen in Digital Output Audio Format

Get Dolby Atmos on external devices

You can also use Dolby Atmos with compatible external devices and media, such as a UHD Blu-ray or 4K game. However, you'll also need to make sure the settings are correct.

First, confirm that the content you want to play supports Dolby Atmos. When you're ready, go to your external device's sound settings and select No Encoding for the bitstream. For example, on a Samsung Blu-ray player, navigate to Settings, select Sound, select Digital Output, and then select Bitstream (unprocessed). Please check the external device's user manual for the exact instructions on changing the audio output settings.

Also, make sure to turn off secondary audio output options if you have any set up. When media with Dolby Atmos is detected, "DOLBY ATMOS" will appear on the soundbar's front display.

A Samsung Blu-ray Player

Note: When Dolby Atmos is active, the Soundbar's sound effect modes will not be available.

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