Originally Posted by chhanthony
Do you need to disable the HDMI sound output when you are using XLR's on UB9000 every time ?
As I never get the audio signal from XLR/RCA with HDMI Sound output ON.
Originally Posted by DOC1963
Yes, you do, and then remember to go back into the settings and re-enable the HDMI setting to regain audio from the HDMI output.
This, IMO, is a major design flaw and I have no idea why you should have to do this. Oppo did not require you to jump through hoops to utilize the internal premium DAC and analog output stages of the 205. On the 9000, you also have to disable the HDMI output if you want to use it as a transport in conjunction with an external DAC.
If there is some good reason to require this, the least they could have done was to make this selection a "one step" toggle function directly on the remote. Having to turn on the display and navigate several layers of the settings menu (twice) is in no way “convenient” or “user friendly” just to enjoy listening to a CD using the upscale analog section that they’ve included at a premium price. It’s rather counterintuitive for a “universal” disc player. God forbid that you forget to re-enable the HDMI audio and the wife decides to watch a movie while you’re at work...
This is the only thing that I absolutely hate about my 9000. Well, that and the annoyingly large “Reading” pop up banners that can’t be defeated...
Okay, so, that's what I thought too, until a week ago, then today I finalized it (I hope.)
I'll try to keep this short.
1. I have HDMI, coax and RCA analog outputs from the panny.
2. The great majority of music I listen to from the panny is from a USB connected SSD drive semi permanently connected.
Until a week ago, I was as mad as anyone about the HDMI audio issue, especially when combined with no way to turn it on without exiting completely.
Then I played a CD, and it worked. I don't remember how or why, it just worked. So I assumed the problem was with USB connected media. Today, seeing the above posts, I decided to experiment to see what's what, because someone said they had the issue with CD.
Fired it up, preset audio on pre-pro (AVM-60) to a non-HDMI input and chose something from the SSD. It didn't play. Changed input to the other non-HDMI (can't remember which was which) and it played.
Spent the next half hour trying every combination I could think of and it played. Spent another 15 minutes trying to replicate the bad behavior and couldn't.
So that's my story, I don't know what to say, it just works now.