VERO4k+OLED65C16LA+YAMAHAV677 + DTS :(

So, see my config, for full 4K + HDR i need the VERO directly connected to the TV (LG 65C1),
but this TV does not support DTS(-XXXX) sound, neither does it passthrough though the ARC channel to the Yamaha.
Anyone got a solution ?
(Without upgrading my Yamaha, or resampling all my video’s with DTS(-XXX) soundtracks).

I tried coupling the VERA with the optical out to the amplifier but without success?

Don’t enable DTS passthrough in Settings and it will be decoded and sent as LPCM.

through the TV or direct optical VERA->RECEIVER ?

Assuming the Yamaha is a soundbar or AVR, you should go:

Vero → Soundbar → TV

yes thats why i used to do, but can’t do that, because the Yamaha has old HDMI ports, so no HDR support.

You could use a splitter like a Vertex Fury.
Otherwise optical out is the best way.

yes, thnx for the tip.

no real suc6, may better upgrade the Yamaha.
With the price of the Vertex Fury, i’m half way for expenses to be done :slight_smile:

What was missing success in this construct?

No full sound ? When playing DTS-MA for instance. While the Yamaha v677 should be able to.

Ok, tried again, and now i can play most of the sound formats either trought VERO->TV->RECEIVER (ARC) or VERO->RECEIVER (optical), only stuck with DTS-MA.
(i’m sure have to reinstalll it first, i could play DTS-MA wiht my old NUC → RECEIVER).

i will make a table of this after xmas.

[edit]
It’s a big mess, most of my DTS test files (which worked with NUC->RECEIVER (HDMI) before) are just not working, trough optical. The ones that do work through ARC the channels are not right.

Maybe better of investing in a descent NUC (with x265/hevc) playback capability.

This is just too much troubles for playback video.

here some logging, first movie sound, second no sound (both through optical)

2021-12-24 12:33:16.363 T:2688     INFO <general>: VideoPlayer::OpenFile: nfs://192.168.1.250/mnt/user/Media/4K-UHD/Films/YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY - [BLURAY-2160P][EAC3 5.1][X265].mkv
2021-12-24 12:33:16.368 T:4063     INFO <general>: Creating InputStream
2021-12-24 12:33:16.472 T:4063     INFO <general>: Creating Demuxer
2021-12-24 12:33:16.561 T:4063     INFO <general>: Opening stream: 0 source: 256
2021-12-24 12:33:16.561 T:4063     INFO <general>: CVideoPlayerVideo::OpenStream - Creating codec: 173
2021-12-24 12:33:16.561 T:4063     INFO <general>: CBitstreamConverter::Open bitstream to annexb init
2021-12-24 12:33:16.562 T:4063     INFO <general>: DVDVideoCodecAmlogic: Opened Amlogic Codec
2021-12-24 12:33:16.562 T:4063     INFO <general>: Creating video thread
2021-12-24 12:33:16.562 T:4066     INFO <general>: running thread: video_thread
2021-12-24 12:33:16.563 T:4063     INFO <general>: [WHITELIST] Searching the whitelist for: width: 3840, height: 2076, fps: 23.976, 3D: false
2021-12-24 12:33:16.566 T:4063     INFO <general>: Display resolution ADJUST : 3840x2160 @ 23.98 - Full Screen (34) (weight: 0.000)
2021-12-24 12:33:16.725 T:2688     INFO <general>: VideoPlayer: OnLostDisplay received
2021-12-24 12:33:16.726 T:2688  WARNING <general>: CDVDMessageQueue(audio)::Put MSGQ_NOT_INITIALIZED
2021-12-24 12:33:17.118 T:2688     INFO <general>: VideoPlayer: OnResetDisplay received
2021-12-24 12:33:17.118 T:2688  WARNING <general>: CDVDMessageQueue(audio)::Put MSGQ_NOT_INITIALIZED
2021-12-24 12:33:17.159 T:2688     INFO <general>: Skipped 1 duplicate messages..
2021-12-24 12:33:17.159 T:2688     INFO <general>: GLES: Maximum texture width: 4096
2021-12-24 12:33:17.205 T:4063     INFO <general>: Opening stream: 1 source: 256
2021-12-24 12:33:17.205 T:4063     INFO <general>: Finding audio codec for: 86056
2021-12-24 12:33:17.206 T:4063     INFO <general>: Creating audio thread
2021-12-24 12:33:17.206 T:4068     INFO <general>: running thread: CVideoPlayerAudio::Process()
2021-12-24 12:33:17.207 T:4063     INFO <general>: Opening stream: 10 source: 256
2021-12-24 12:33:17.592 T:4068     INFO <general>: CAEStreamParser::TrySyncAC3 - E-AC3 stream detected (6 channels, 48000Hz)
2021-12-24 12:33:17.593 T:4068     INFO <general>: Creating audio stream (codec id: 86056, channels: 6, sample rate: 48000, pass-through)
2021-12-24 12:33:17.602 T:2701     INFO <general>: CActiveAESink::OpenSink - initialize sink
2021-12-24 12:33:17.602 T:2701     INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - Requested layout: RAW, RAW
2021-12-24 12:33:17.603 T:2701     INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - set digital_codec 4
2021-12-24 12:33:17.603 T:2701     INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - Attempting to open device "hdmi:CARD=AMLMESONAUDIO,DEV=0"
2021-12-24 12:33:17.615 T:2701     INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - Opened device "hdmi:CARD=AMLMESONAUDIO,DEV=0,AES0=0x06,AES1=0x82,AES2=0x00,AES3=0x0e"
2021-12-24 12:33:17.629 T:2701     INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - speaker layout 0
2021-12-24 12:33:17.841 T:2688     INFO <general>: Constructing CRendererAML
2021-12-24 12:33:17.895 T:2688     INFO <general>: [WHITELIST] Searching the whitelist for: width: 3840, height: 2076, fps: 23.976, 3D: false
2021-12-24 12:33:17.902 T:2688     INFO <general>: Display resolution ADJUST : 3840x2160 @ 23.98 - Full Screen (34) (weight: 0.000)


2021-12-24 12:34:01.311 T:2688     INFO <general>: VideoPlayer::OpenFile: nfs://192.168.1.250/mnt/user/Media/4K-UHD/Films/XXXXXXX - [EXTENDED CUT][BLURAY-2160P][TRUEHD ATMOS 7.1][X265]-PHOCIS.mkv
2021-12-24 12:34:01.316 T:4084     INFO <general>: Creating InputStream
2021-12-24 12:34:01.429 T:4084     INFO <general>: Creating Demuxer
2021-12-24 12:34:01.674 T:4084     INFO <general>: Opening stream: 0 source: 256
2021-12-24 12:34:01.674 T:4084     INFO <general>: CVideoPlayerVideo::OpenStream - Creating codec: 173
2021-12-24 12:34:01.674 T:4084     INFO <general>: CBitstreamConverter::Open bitstream to annexb init
2021-12-24 12:34:01.674 T:4084     INFO <general>: DVDVideoCodecAmlogic: Opened Amlogic Codec
2021-12-24 12:34:01.674 T:4084     INFO <general>: Creating video thread
2021-12-24 12:34:01.675 T:4087     INFO <general>: running thread: video_thread
2021-12-24 12:34:01.675 T:4084     INFO <general>: [WHITELIST] Searching the whitelist for: width: 3840, height: 1600, fps: 23.976, 3D: false
2021-12-24 12:34:01.676 T:4084     INFO <general>: Display resolution ADJUST : 3840x2160 @ 23.98 - Full Screen (34) (weight: 0.000)
2021-12-24 12:34:01.845 T:2688     INFO <general>: VideoPlayer: OnLostDisplay received
2021-12-24 12:34:01.845 T:2688  WARNING <general>: CDVDMessageQueue(audio)::Put MSGQ_NOT_INITIALIZED
2021-12-24 12:34:02.229 T:2688     INFO <general>: VideoPlayer: OnResetDisplay received
2021-12-24 12:34:02.229 T:2688  WARNING <general>: CDVDMessageQueue(audio)::Put MSGQ_NOT_INITIALIZED
2021-12-24 12:34:02.269 T:2688     INFO <general>: Skipped 1 duplicate messages..
2021-12-24 12:34:02.269 T:2688     INFO <general>: GLES: Maximum texture width: 4096
2021-12-24 12:34:02.316 T:4084     INFO <general>: Opening stream: 1 source: 256
2021-12-24 12:34:02.316 T:4084     INFO <general>: Finding audio codec for: 86060
2021-12-24 12:34:02.316 T:4084     INFO <general>: Creating audio thread
2021-12-24 12:34:02.317 T:4089     INFO <general>: running thread: CVideoPlayerAudio::Process()
2021-12-24 12:34:02.318 T:4084     INFO <general>: Opening stream: 12 source: 256
2021-12-24 12:34:02.792 T:4089     INFO <general>: CAEStreamParser::SyncTrueHD - TrueHD stream detected (8 channels, 48000Hz)
2021-12-24 12:34:02.794 T:4089     INFO <general>: Creating audio stream (codec id: 86060, channels: 8, sample rate: 48000, pass-through)
2021-12-24 12:34:02.795 T:2701     INFO <general>: CActiveAESink::OpenSink - initialize sink
2021-12-24 12:34:02.798 T:4089    ERROR <general>: CAEStreamInfo::GetDuration - invalid stream type
2021-12-24 12:34:02.799 T:2701     INFO <general>: Skipped 1 duplicate messages..
2021-12-24 12:34:02.798 T:2701     INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - Requested layout: RAW, RAW, RAW, RAW, RAW, RAW, RAW, RAW
2021-12-24 12:34:02.800 T:2701     INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - set digital_codec 7
2021-12-24 12:34:02.801 T:2701     INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - Attempting to open device "hdmi:CARD=AMLMESONAUDIO,DEV=0"
2021-12-24 12:34:02.810 T:2701     INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - Opened device "hdmi:CARD=AMLMESONAUDIO,DEV=0,AES0=0x06,AES1=0x82,AES2=0x00,AES3=0x09"
2021-12-24 12:34:02.824 T:2701     INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - speaker layout 0
2021-12-24 12:34:02.995 T:2688     INFO <general>: Constructing CRendererAML
2021-12-24 12:34:03.062 T:2688     INFO <general>: [WHITELIST] Searching the whitelist for: width: 3840, height: 1600, fps: 23.976, 3D: false
2021-12-24 12:34:03.066 T:2688     INFO <general>: Display resolution ADJUST : 3840x2160 @ 23.98 - Full Screen (34) (weight: 0.000)

This is really a dilemma . You own

  • TV OLED65C16LA which can process 4k +HDR but none of the DTS audio formats and will not passthrough them via eARC (so, it is only good for as video device with no sound caps)
  • an AVR which is limited to HDMI 1.4 or is not full hdmi 2.0 compliant and by that cannot process HDR video format nor can passthrough it
  • although AVR and Vero offer an SPDIF otpical interface, this old technology is limited in bandwidth and cannot use the lossless audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio, etc. soundtracks found on most Blu-rays and 4K Blu-rays. Using SPDIF even forbids using multi-channel PCM (only 2 channel PCM allowed), so you have to convert all multi-channel audio to AC3 except DTS maybe E-AC3 is allowed.

If you don’t want to convert down all high-quality losless audio to AC3 there will be no other choice than to invest money. I suggest to invest in an new AVR with HDMI 2.1, HDR and all supported modern audio formats.

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Yes, i think thats the best solution, instead of trying days and days all kind of combinations :slight_smile:
Would something like: Denon AVR-X2700H (maybe the DAB version) would be sufficient ?

(hehe, finally a reason to get Atmos :slight_smile: )

God! You are in the exact same spot as me!!

I’m not alone!

I’ve got a Samsung QE55Q85R and a YAMAHA RX V467.

For the moment i do not use 4K and keep my VERO 4K+ on my amp… But I’ll surely upgrade it for the YAMAHA RX V6A or V4A. They have hdmi 2.1 (to be future proof) and the HDMI 2.1 bug seems to be fixed by YAMAHA.

Now i just wait for money… T_T

So, i was planning on buying a new receiver (Denon AVC-X3700H), but i just found this:

https://www.amazon.nl/FeinTech-VAX01202-Extractor-televisie-AV-receiver/dp/B08TX473Z8

So gonna try that first, if it works saves me like € 1000,-

Looks like good value. You could also try connecting Vero->AVR->TV and at the command line:

echo 1 | sudo tee /sys/class/amhdmitx/amhdmitx0/force-hdr

This works with my old Yamaha. Only up to 4k24Hz of course.

Tried that path already, but then i loose the HDR :slight_smile:

I find that surprising. If after issuing that command you force Vero to re-read the EDID:

echo now | sudo tee /sys/class/amhdmitx/amhdmitx0/attr
then
cat /sys/class/amhdmitx/amhdmitx0/edid
does it indicate HDR support?

Make sure you have turned off all video processing in the AVR. (ie Video Mode = Direct).

Tried it, HDR support is mentioned in the output, but get no HDR logo with HDR movies.
This evening (amsterdam time) or tomorrow i have the extractor, will post results from that here.