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Old 6th June 2020, 13:12   #16
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Thanks chaudharysaab and congrats to you to. The Z9-F is awesome, I heard a full demo of it at the Sony Center near my home.

There is no HDMI 2.2 (yet). Are you referring to HDCP 2.2? Or eARC?
No my point is are you getting pure Atmos sound output from you soundbar. Because native smart tv apps like Netflix send downgraded DD+ instead of true Atmos to soundbar and you need to have BD player etc to use pure Atmos.
For me, TV shows only Dolby vision icon but not Dolby Atmos whenever I start playing Netflix content. I have to use my XBOX one x Netflix app for pure Atmos output.
May be it is not the same case for you as you have LG soundbar.
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Love the setup.

Im big on clutter-free and cable management.
You have got a sweet and tidy setup. Enjoy!
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I actually downloaded both user manuals and checked them page by page. No other difference. Or at least none that I could find. One benefit is that the SL8Y is available for about 9,000/- lesser than the SL8YG!

I hope you enjoyed the review and if it helps anyone, it will make me doubly happy. Please do let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading and until next time, take care and drive safe.
Stryker - very nice review. Thank You. I had no intention of buying a sound bar, till I read it.

I have a 55 Sony 8500G in my bedroom and it begs for some additional sound systems. However, I do not have provision for concealed wiring around the room so, my old Philips 5.1 itself is lying unused in some corner.

Now that the bug got into me, I did some reading yesterday and came across another LG model SL6Y which is now going at good discounts - below 18k. I couldn't gather any substantial differences in the spec, 420 W v/s 440W, but most importantly no 'Meridian' technology in this. Did you happen to come across this model or do you have any other suggestions in the below 20k bracket, that you might have come across during your research.

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I went in the whole hog and got the LG SK10Y last year.
Thanks, redeff. I didn't buy the SL10YG for this precise reason. It is meant for 65" screens and above. But it also has the two side firing drivers, which add an extra dimension to the sound. Not to mention 20K more! But great choice in any case. The "G" just adds Google Assistant, so you are not missing out on much.

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May be it is not the same case for you as you have LG soundbar.
I'm not sure if it is an LG TV + LG Soundbar combo, but the specs on the TV says it can output both Atmos and DTS:X on the HDMI ARC. Doesn't mention anywhere that this is applicable only to LG Soundbars, but that may be typical obfuscation by companies. Where do I get DTS:X source? I haven't seen any on Netflix or Prime or any other OTT platform.

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You have got a sweet and tidy setup. Enjoy!
Thanks vigneshkumar31.

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I had no intention of buying a sound bar, till I read it.
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Did you happen to come across this model or do you have any other suggestions in the below 20k bracket, that you might have come across during your research.
Thanks autotranny. Good to know the review rekindled the need for better sound in you! You might want to consider the Yamaha YAS 109 for the price range you are looking for. Haven't heard it, but all reviews say it is one of the best budget bars out there. No sub-woofer or Atmos, although it does DTS:X.
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