We purchased this unit recently and so far it's been working well except for a niggling, somewhat irritating issue.
Our setup consists of a Vizio M60-C3 (2015 4k), a Pioneer Elite VSX-94TXH - utilizing an outboard amplifier for the front 2 channels while only using a complement of 4.1 channels in toto, and of course the subject of this thread.
I have HDMI 1 going to the HDMI 5 input of the M60 which is the highest rated input of [email protected]
Previously I had everything going into HDMI 1, but that's not possible with this machine as the receiver is only HDMI rev 1.4 so of course the audio output only from the player is going to the receiver.
The receiver itself is a new addition to our home and I had to rouse myself to get the firmware updated on it once it became clear that high resolution audio from BDs was being decoded in some wonky fashion (vocals from the Wonder Woman BD coming from the real left surround for example - and I believe one disc sent the subwoofer output to the rear right channel which blew the woofer on that speaker!
) Once that rather intimidating proposition (updating the firmware(s) of this unit consists of a tripartite task which includes burning a .wav file onto a CD-R and the consequent playback through a digital input, accessing the unit through the ethernet port, and accessing the unit through the serial port with a null modem cable!
) was completed successfully with much forehead wrinkling and double checking and trying and trying to find the correct cable to utilize the serial connection...the sounds are wonderful with correct decoding and lighting of the front display.
So, the issue is that some DVDs have the odd habit of not acquiring the menu item highlighting to indicate that one can scroll through the choices with the fourway pad. For example, we were watching 'Sing' and it contains a menu of 'mini-movies' that I wanted to access once the film had been completed.
I pressed the pop up menu button - the top menu button was disallowed - and once brought to the main menu I chose the 'Mini Movie' menu and once in that section the cursor highlighting did not appear.
I had to try a number of contortions in order to get the highlighting to appear. Up to and including, not only backing out and trying again with the pop up menu button, but also powering down the machine, applying power again and entering the menu, but also ejecting the disc and then starting from the beginning.
Has anyone else experienced this expression of programming excellence?
Other than that - I find the 'apps' less than appealing so have nothing of worth to say on that front -- but the two UHD discs 'Get Out' and 'West World' have played without issue and so have all the other discs we've tried outside of the DVD oddity.