Originally Posted by drunkpenguin
Anyone experience streaming audio drops when running a FireTV (or similar) through the Oppos input? I have to run it this way as the HDMI video in my receiver seems bad (green tint to video) so using the OPPO as a video switcher. About once every 30 minutes or so I get a second of no audio. Trying to narrow this down between my Oppo and the receiver.
I suspect the Oppo because if I pause and start up again there is several seconds of no audio before it starts up again. When I use the receiver as an HDMI switcher it almost instantly comes back.
Regarding your problem with video tinted Ghastly Green, see this post from my Blog:
Yikes! All My Shows are Shocking Pink / Ghastly Green!
You may be able to work around this by setting an explicit video output format (e.g., YCbCr), or by upgrading your HDMI cables.
Regarding your audio drop outs, are you playing music with your TV turned off when this happens? Is your TV a newer model Sony TV? If so, this is a known, Factory Installed Gotcha in those Sonys. Even though the TV is Off, it wakes up its HDMI connection every so often to see if anyone at the other end of the cable wants to come out to play. This forces an HDMI handshake, which forces a brief Muting of the audio.
The workaround is to leave the Sony TV turned ON. You can use either Pure Mode in the OPPO, or the button on the remote for these Sony's which lets you turn the Picture off even though the TV is still on.
While you are at it, even though you are not using 4K video, I recommend you upgrade *ALL* of your HDMI cables to Premium Certified cables. I've written this up in my Blog post, here:
HDMI "Premium Certified" Cables
This will help minimize the annoyance of HDMI handshake retries -- fewer retries, and faster handshakes when they have to happen.