Ok so I am planning to pick up a Vero 4k+ in the coming days and have a few questions.
How well does the optical port work in relation to any delay and keeping the connection alive? Reason being is that I have used a first gen Firetv box with Kodi for many years using only the optical out to my receiver with no issues other than the occasional lip sync issue that is obviously not due to hardware. Now that I have finally gotten a 4k tv I find that using the tv’s built in apps there is considerable delay on the video side in relation to the audio. so much so that I can not sync it even with the receiver and tv’s sync settings maxed out. This drives me nuts and gets worse with higher bit rate stuff. Also are there any issues with the optical connection dropping out? Using my new tv’s optical out the connection is dropped when there is no noise in a scene or it gets very quiet. Every time this happens there is a slight pop that also drives me nuts. I would like to be sure of this before purchase. I bought a few cheap boxes on amazon that had optical out but they were such garbage they went right back a few minutes after plugging them in.
I see the Vero 4k is out of stock for a few days but is avail in the US at the Pishop. I am also in the US but would it be better support wise to wait and purchase directly when it returns to stock?
Although I mostly watch from local files I do use YouTube a fair bit as well as Prime and was wondering if there is a quick update on what resolutions are available thus far and what might be in the works for this box in the future. And yes I know I can get a firestick 4k or something to use those but sadly they no longer have optical out on those units as well as most brands with similar devices. Grrrr. I have lots of vintage gear Carver, Infinity etc and have no plans to upgrade anytime soon so optical out is an absolute must and is one of my main draws to the Vero 4k.
Thanks for any advice or experiences with the issues I raised.