Originally Posted by Mkard
Well, thanks for the update.
I appreciate the need to set OPPO to LPCM as opposed to Auto, hint showed up a few times. What had been puzzleing me was the all-but-front audio that was cropping up on 7.1 sources. Didn't make any difference what the OPPO HDMI audio was set for: LPCM/Bitstream. I just had to change from one to the other to get front channels. Weird.
Haven't had the chance to check it out recently. I'll update when I find what stupid mistake I was making.
Thanks again for giving it a go with your new system.
Still have the venerable rx-v765. Nice sounding unit in our home. The whole HD Audio drop issue has been de-mystified !! Solved that disappearing Center Stage issue.
Whatever else was going on, an HDMI cable from OPPO to Yamaha was not doing well. Swapped out with new cable and no longer any probs, LPCM or Bitstream. Oh, may also have been a problem with HDMI input #1
(BD/DVD) on the Yamaha. I did change to input #2
along with the new cable. Plays hell with trouble-shooting, but doubling-up on solutions can get you a quicker result.
As always, much appreciation to the many persons who tried to help me understand what was going on with audio on my system. AVS is so cool.
To those to whom I gave short-shrift, I apologize. Frustration does not bring out my best. I should have responded to your stated intentions, and not to my perception of what/how you said something. I am sorry.
Regardless, a bit of joy in Mudville today. Center stage is STABLE. Video only direct to display, audio HDMI to input # 2 on Yamaha. Oh, the bliss.