I have been reading for quite some time and am now so far that I want to get rid of my question here.
I currently have a Denon AVRX1300W and have problems with sound formats like DTS: X, DTS-HD and Atmos. Despite the correct settings in Kodi/SPMC/OSMC (passthrough enabled, decoder selected, etc. pp) I just can’t get the sound on the receiver. It either stops on stereo or goes into a DTS: NEO mode.
DTS and DD 5.1 are passed through faultlessly.
I would be interested to know which AV receiver you can recommend for correct loop-through of the sound formats, especially in combination with a Vero4K.
The AV receiver should support the above formats, handle 4K HDR and be capable of 7.2.
My selection includes the Onkyo TX-646B/Onkyo TX-NR656, Pioneer VSX-932-S. Price up to 400-500€.
Thank you very much.
Well, from what we have experienced here on the forum so far, many Denons in that price range have huge problems with DTS-HD HRA and some (it seems) also with DTS-HD MA. Talking about the AVR-X2x00 and AVR-X3x00 series… Maybe Sam will find some magic way to make the Vero 4k circumvent these obvious disabilities of cheaper Denons, but nobody knows whether he’ll be able to find a trick to make it work.
More expensive Denons like my AVR-X4300H have no problems whatsoever with any format you throw at them. But those ones would be quite out of your price range, I suppose
When it comes to other models/brands: Just have a look around the forum using keywords like DTS-HD MA and DTS-HD HRA… The threads that you’ll find from the last months should contain some information on AVRs, users are successfully using with the Vero 4k without any problems.
When you say “7.2”, what do you mean, exactly? All that really says is 7 “regular” channels and 2 subwoofer outputs, but no AVR actually powers subwoofers…it’s just line-level out.
Do you want to set up as 5.2.2 (L, C, R, LS, RS + 2 SW + 2 Atmos), or 7.2.0 (L, C, R, LSS, RSS, LSR, RSR + 2 SW)? If the second, you can skip receivers that decode Atmos and save a good bit of money.
Otherwise, in your price range, there is also Sony (like the STR-DN1080) and Yamaha (like the RX-V583). These are US model numbers…I don’t know what the European equivalents are. I have a Sony that is six years old, and it handles every non-3D/object audio format perfectly. I wouldn’t expect the new ones to be worse.
Hey, thanks a lot for your answeres so far. Will do some more investigation.
Yes, it will be a 5.2.2 Setup. Currently I am running a 5.1 Setup with my Audio Monitor Speakerset.
Hi. Just wanted to chime in as an owner of a x1300.
I can’t play DTS HRA audio, but other than that everything works. I have watched lots of Atmos movies, and dts:HD MA. No issues at all. I’ve tried some dts:x samples as well and they play correctly.
Just using vero4k->amp->TV nothing special.
Edit: using 5.1.2 speaker setup with top middle speakers.
You mentioned that you have problems with some passthrough formats. If you haven’t switched to a different AVR model, could you test the newest update on our staging repo?
To test this update:
- Login via the command line
- Edit the file
- Add the following line:
deb http://apt.osmc.tv stretch-devel main
- Run the following commands to update:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && reboot
- Your system should have have received the update.
Please see if the issue is resolved.
I also recommend you edit
/etc/apt/sources.list again and remove the line that you added after updating. This will return you to the normal update channel.
All feedback is welcome