I play apps directly on my smart TV. E.g. Netflix, Spotify, Amazon Video.

If I hook up my TV to a soundbar via HDMI-ARC, who processes the sound? Is it decoded by the TV and the result sent to the soundbar which just plays it? Or is the content's sound sent to the soundbar for processing?

Reason I ask- my TV doesn't support DTS-X. I was wondering if it mattered, and if I got a soundbar that did support it, if the audio would be processed by it directly.

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