So during all of this I was using the HDMI cable that came with the Vero and had it plugged directly into the LG C8.
I decided to put things back the way I originally had it set up Vero > 3ft 18Gbps Certified HDMI > YAS-107 Soundbar > 3ft 18Gbps Certified HDMI > LG C8 and see what’s what.
Now I can get any file to play, but with some issues.
When ever I start a video 1080p SDR or 2160p HDR, 24fps or 60fps, my TV jumps to HDMI 1 (which is my Wii U) and I have to tell it to go back to HDMI 2.
Usually one attempt works and I’m playing videos just fine.
Sometimes it keeps kicking back to HDMI 1 and I have to fight with it until it sticks to HDMI 2.
Also noted that frame skipping is very erratic.
As an example; sometimes I play the Samsung Travel with My Pet demo and it’s perfectly smooth with no skipped frames are judder/studder, other times it’s choppy and skipping frames.
Not sure why but that’s where I’m at now.
BTW, all of this was done with auto-refresh enabled.
Side note: I noticed that anything under 1080p is being sent to my TV as 1080p also now. I have some TV episodes I have ripped from DVD to h265 720x480p30 and I could have swore that my TV would report them as 480p before but is now reporting them as 1080p as if the Vero is up-scaling first instead of just sending it out to the TV to be up-scaled. Not sure if that’s related to the Oct update or not.