The PULSE SOUNDBAR+ supports Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby MAT, and Dolby Atmosa).
The PULSE SOUNDBAR (all generations), POWERNODE (N330), and POWERNODE 2i (with HDMI) are the only Bluesound models supporting DOLBY Decode.
The Now Playing screen in the BluOS Controller App indicates if the Bluesound players are playing Dolby content.
The following audio formats received are based on your television compatibility and connection type:
- Dolby TrueHD and Dolby MAT are lossless formats that require an HDMI eARC connection.
- Dolby Digital Plus requires an HDMI (ARC/eARC) connection.
- Dolby Atmosa) can only be transmitted via Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, or Dolby MAT, so you should connect via HDMI (ARC/eARC).
- Dolby Digital requires an Optical or HDMI (ARC/eARC) connection
When setting up PULSE SOUNDBAR, ensure to connect all devices to your television – and the television to your PULSE SOUNDBAR’s OPTICAL IN/HDMI (ARC/eARC).
The rear channels' output Dolby Digital or Dolby Atmosa) content provided it is a part of a Home Theater – Fixed Group with the PULSE SOUNDBAR.
When you directly group rear channels with PULSE SOUNDBAR for multiroom listening instead of a Home Theater Group, the PULSE SOUNDBAR decodes Dolby content from your television. It converts the audio output to PCM for other players in the group.
BluOS Controller App displays an error, when you connect any other Bluesound player - excluding PULSE SOUNDBAR, POWERNODE (N330), and POWERNODE 2i (with HDMI) - to the television with Dolby enabled output.
To resolve this, disable the Dolby output and select PCM output in the TV settings. For more information, refer to your television manual.
Tips and Tricks
- The source (TV, BluRay player) should support and send Dolby Atmos content via HDMI (eARC) to PULSE SOUNDBAR+.
- Verify if the TV plugins devices and ports support Dolby Atmos content.
- Use premium certified HDMI cables only.