Originally Posted by jasonmichaelh
This may be slightly off topic, and previously discussed, but I'm hoping the vast user base here can help me with the FMP-X1.
Wanting to experience some 4k content at home, I purchased the FMP-X1 from Fry's at their closeout price. I was surprised they had one in stock (it was a couple of months ago), and I knew it wouldn't include the 10 free movies (although the verbage led me to believe Elysium would be included), but at least I could see the shorts and have the option to get upcoming 4k titles. The short clips that are included do look great!
Now that a new movie has been released on 4K SEN that I haven't seen in HD or 3D (Fury), I was considering purchasing or renting it. Until now, I've been using the TV speakers with the FMP-X1. For the movie I would most certainly like to use the 5.1 signal to my receiver, but I can't get the hdmi 2 audio out to work at all. Has anyone?
I did recently sub my receiver with a sherwood r-972, but the trusty Denon AVR-A100 that it replaced is sitting close by waiting to be sold (or not). If someone can confirm the receiver is the problem I might put the Denon back in, but AFAIK
the hdmi audio signal should be accepted by any receiver?
It seems that it may be an exercise in futility anyway, as most reports I've read all indicate that audio dropouts are likely even if the signal is established. So, just really curious if anyone gets reliable 5.1 audio from their FMP-X1?
Many X1 owners have complained about intermittent audio dropouts when connecting the device to an AVR using hDMI2 out from the player. However, I have never heard of no audio at all. Let's run through the list of settings/connections:
- Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI2 connection on the player.
- On the other end, connect the cable to an unused HDMI input on the AVR.
- Associate the HDMI port with the input you are going to use. For example, for me the player is connected to HDMI5, and I use AUX2 as the input.
- Check on your AVR's menu for Input Mode, and make sure the Decode Mode is set to Auto.
- Back on the player, make sure Audio Out is set to HDMI2.
If everything is set up as described above, the audio should be appearing on the AVR. If it still doesn't, recall you can still get audio back to the AVR by connecting it directly to the TV, usually with a Toslink cable. In this method, the audio from the player is set to HDMI1, and is routed to the TV, and then back to the AVR. Unfortunately, the audio is only 2.1, but using PLII Movie on the AVR, it sounds pretty good.