Enjoy Dolby Atmos and DTS-X content on these TVs with eARC support

By Ashwin Nair | Published on 09 Oct 2020
Enjoy Dolby Atmos and DTS-X content on these TVs with eARC support

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If you bought a TV in the past decade, then you will notice that one of the HDMI ports has an “ARC” badge on it. ARC stands for Audio Return Channel and is used to connect your TV to your soundbar or home theatre. This means that with the single HDMI cable you can transfer high fidelity audio from your TV to the speaker setup. HDMI ARC also enables features like CEC letting you control your home theatre/soundbar with just one remote control. With the advancement in technology, we now have the next generation of eARC with the added e standing for “Enhanced”. eARC brings with it higher bandwidth which means that you will be able to enjoy high fidelity audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS: X. Just remember that to exploit the features of eARC, you will need a home theatre or a soundbar that also supports eARC. If you are looking for a TV that supports eARC then here are some options to choose from that are available on Amazon.in.

LG OLED55C9PTA

The LG C9 is LG’s flagship OLED TV with support for HDMI 2.1. In addition to eARC, it supports other features like Variable Refresh Rate, 4K at 120Hz, and more. Since the TV supports both Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision from the get-go, it only makes sense that the TV supports eARC so you can take advantage of Dolby Atmos-enabled content from the convenience of apps like Netflix from the get-go. It runs on LG’s Alpha 9 gen 2 processor and has a 4K resolution with support for HDR and Dolby Vision. It has 4 HDMI ports and 3 USB ports for your connectivity needs. If you are looking for a cheaper alternative, you can consider LG’s B9 OLED which has all the same features as the C9 but runs on LG’s older Alpha 7 gen 2 processor. 

LG OLED55B9PTA

Here is a 55-inch 4K UHD TV from LG that has an OLED panel that uses technologies like AI picture, 4K Cinema HDR and Dolby Vision to deliver an enhanced visual output. As a result, you should be able to enjoy the colours and the outlines in a way that’s better than otherwise, as per company claims. In the sound department, it should deliver a good performance with a sound output of 40W, enriched using AI sound and Dolby Atmos. Furthermore, since the TV supports an eARC HDMI port, you can now truly enjoy the benefits of Dolby Atmos and DTS-X content. Finally, it has multiple smart TV features like built-in Wi-Fi, Google Assistant, Home Dashboard and more to improve your overall user experience.

Sony Bravia KD-55A8F

Here is a smart TV from Sony that sports a 55-inch 4K UHD panel with up to 100Hz refresh rate. It uses technologies like 4K HDR, 4K X-Reality Pro and Dolby Vision to deliver a visual output with bright and vivid colours with accurate colour renditions, as per company claims. It delivers a powerful sound output of 50W, which should be good enough to fill up your living room or your entertainment zone. It uses the unique Acoustic Surface Technology and Dolby Atmos to deliver this kind of efficient sound output. By using the eARC HDMI port at the back, you can enjoy the true potential of content based on Dolby Atmos or DTS-X.

Sony Bravia 55X9500G

One of the brightest LED TVs out there, the Sony X9500G also supports eARC. It supports a 4K resolution, HDR 10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos from the get-go. Just like the Sony OLED above, it supports eARC only and not any other features found on HDMI 2.1. The TV runs on Android TV out of the box with support for all streaming services and built-in support for the Google Assistant and Chromecast. Sony has added some tweaks over Android to give you easy access to the settings. Under the hood, the TV is powered by the X1 Ultimate chipset. The TV has a VA panel which means it has deep blacks but surprisingly manages to have decent viewing angles. 

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