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Sivabhaskar

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Hey Everyone,

I have a C715 (50 inches, bought in India).

I don't use any external speakers or sound system. I do not intend to buy one either.

Settings --> Audio --> Dolby Atmos --> ON/OFF

I am aware that atmos works as expected only on external speakers capable of reproducing Dolby Atmos sound.

My questions are:

1) Do I set this setting to ON or OFF (as I am going to be using ONLY the TV speakers)?

2) What difference does this setting make to the TV speakers? Does it make even a tiny bit of difference?


From what I can tell, none of the Netflix or Amazon Prime Video content display the ATMOS LOGO in the content description. Which probably means that having this setting ON makes zero difference to the TV speakers.

What do you think?

Please explain/suggest.

Thank You In Advance!
 
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TigTex

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That "dolby atmos" option is an equalizer + 3d audio virtualization tuned by dolby. It's not the same thing as dolby atmos audio output.
You can leave it ON or OFF according to your taste.
 
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bayger

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Hello,
I've just installed and configured the latest version V718 on my 50C715. I previously used V645. I have a couple of points to raise regarding this release:

- This is the first version I was able to hear DTS audio from my Sonos Beam, but only via internal player (streaming from Jellyfin server). There's even a logo displayed shortly on the screen. Unfortunately it crashes a lot, so no good movie experience there.
- My BT remote RC802V is unable to pair (no response after pushing HOME+OK) - it worked in V645 just fine. When used as a IR remote it repeats clicks like crazy.
- Internal video player crashes the system. It really depends on the used source. Not sure if anyone has similar issues with this release. I saw rebooting twice during my 1h testing session.
- This is not specific to this version, but any 3rd party player like VLC, Exo, Nova etc. can't pass-through audio stream. On this version it's basically downmixing everything to stereo regardless of what audio format is used (DD+5.1 arrives at Sonos, but this is really ****ty stereo downmix).

If you have any idea how to solve any of the above issues let me/us know. :)
Cheers!
 
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lcdsantos

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- This is not specific to this version, but any 3rd party player like VLC, Exo, Nova etc. can't pass-through audio stream. On this version it's basically downmixing everything to stereo regardless of what audio format is used (DD+5.1 arrives at Sonos, but this is really ****ty stereo downmix).
I give up on trying to fix this on V7xx/A11. Only TV internal player can really passthorgh Dolby (up to Dolby Digital+ using HDMI-ARC and vanilla Dolby Digital using tosklink) on v7xx. No video app/apk works. Regardless any settings. And I tryed a mix of settings for all these apps like a crazy.

I read that on v6xx/A9 this works.

But I found a workaround. IDK why, but using, on smartphone, the lovely app BubbleUPnP, and sending the DD video file to TV by chromecast, the DD signal (I got 7.1 DD+ this way) works nicelly on passthorugh to receiver, by HDMI-ARC.

I'm on V715.
 
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bayger

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I give up on trying to fix this on V7xx/A11. Only TV internal player can really passthorgh Dolby (up to Dolby Digital+ using HDMI-ARC and vanilla Dolby Digital using tosklink) on v7xx. No video app/apk works. Regardless any settings. And I tryed a mix of settings for all these apps like a crazy.

I read that on v6xx/A9 this works.

But I found a workaround. IDK why, but using, on smartphone, the lovely app BubbleUPnP, and sending the DD video file to TV by chromecast, the DD signal (I got 7.1 DD+ this way) works nicelly on passthorugh to receiver, by HDMI-ARC.

I'm on V715.
Interesting. My goal is to use Jellyfin for Android TV on this TV. So far it's a nightmare. At first I thought that the problem is with the Jellyfin app, but after trying three other players it seems that the sound is somehow wrapped in a stereo downmix for some unknown reason. I'll give V662 a try later this week. I really don't care about A11.

PS. TCL should sell thier TVs as 'engineering samples'.
 
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lcdsantos

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Interesting. My goal is to use Jellyfin for Android TV on this TV. So far it's a nightmare. At first I thought that the problem is with the Jellyfin app, but after trying three other players it seems that the sound is somehow wrapped in a stereo downmix for some unknown reason. I'll give V662 a try later this week. I really don't care about A11.

PS. TCL should sell thier TVs as 'engineering samples'.
Also give a try to BubbleUPnP app, if your mobile is Android. It's an amazing app. I'm a paid user and using it for years.

Just to check if a Dolby Digital sample file has its sound stream correct passthrough to the receiver, as I get.

Here's my favorite channel check sample file.

 

stasiof

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Hello I'm new here and need help please, I'm sorry if someone asked before. This is my TCL TV and I need the update please 🙏
Thank you in advance
As posted in other threat...
You have V645 .....ATV 9.
Latest is V715 OTA or V718 IMG....ATV 11.
Latest is V660 OTA or V662 IMG....ATV 9.

All versions you can found here in this threat....

Usefull thread.....
 

CaptainFlakes

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I give up on trying to fix this on V7xx/A11. Only TV internal player can really passthorgh Dolby (up to Dolby Digital+ using HDMI-ARC and vanilla Dolby Digital using tosklink) on v7xx. No video app/apk works. Regardless any settings. And I tryed a mix of settings for all these apps like a crazy.

I read that on v6xx/A9 this works.

But I found a workaround. IDK why, but using, on smartphone, the lovely app BubbleUPnP, and sending the DD video file to TV by chromecast, the DD signal (I got 7.1 DD+ this way) works nicelly on passthorugh to receiver, by HDMI-ARC.

I'm on V715.
I can only agree with this. I use path trough too and it completely broke when updating to any A11 version. Gone back to android 9.
 

nhtmd2

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Hey!
Im using v701 for a while.
Im looking for better image quality and more speed on menus (theyre kinda laggy). Im not using any external audio or receiver.
What version do you guys recommend? Maybe downgrade to 6xx or update to v715/18?
Thanks!
 

lcdsantos

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Hey!
Im using v701 for a while.
Im looking for better image quality and more speed on menus (theyre kinda laggy). Im not using any external audio or receiver.
What version do you guys recommend? Maybe downgrade to 6xx or update to v715/18?
Thanks!
Without external receiver (or DAC or soundbar) I would use v7xx/A11. And there's no reason, while in v7xx, to not user latest, v718.
 

Mataderos14

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I have a problem with Android 11, it does not detect the 5Ghz wifi connection, when it uses the 40/80 channels. This does not happen to me with Android 9.

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Channel Bandwidth 20 is OK
Channel Bandwidth 20/40 and 20/40/80 not found.
Any suggestions ?
 

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