Handling Dolby Audio (Atmos) and DTS-HD audio with MHUB
Using a matrix and providing Dolby Atmos or DTS-HD audio.
If you are planning a cinema or media room supplied by MHUB that requires a multichannel audio signal like Dolby Atmos or DTS-HD then you will need additional hardware to achieve this result.
Why do I need additional hardware and what does it do?
In order to enjoy Dolby or DTS audio in a cinema or media room you will need to instruct your source device (AppleTV / Bluray / Set top box etc) to output its audio in Dolby Atmos or DTS-HD only.
If all the zones in your property can accept a multichannel Dolby or DTS signal then you will have no problem but the chances are that the rest of the rooms in the property will just have a standard TV with a left and right speaker only – think of a kitchen TV display or a TV in a kids room.
You therefore need a device that sits in-line (between) your HDMI video source and the MHUB that does the following important things:
- Sends an untouched signal from your HDMI source to your AVR (as if they were connected directly to one another) to provide it with Atmos or DTS-HD audio and…
- Split the signal and ‘downmix’ it so all those channels of audio are mixed into a left and right only for all other displays that the MHUB serves.
What is it called?
The device that you need is called the Dolby™ & DTS® AV Signal Manager.
What devices does it work with?
It will work with MHUBs and XTND hardware which feature HDMI mirrored outputs.