For those who are interested in playing SACD and DVD-Audio discs as well as 4k UHD discs, this will either save you a lot of time or you can tell me that my x800M2 unit is defective.
I just purchased a new Samsung Q90R TV and the [email protected]
player. I can only get the SACD and DVD-Audio discs to play by connecting the x800M2 to AVR ( Yamaha RX-A750) via the HDMI 1 port. The AVR and TV are connected via HDMI ARC ports. That works fine for both the audio discs and the 4k movies.
Unfortunately , this was my final solution rather than the first one I tried. Initially, I connected the x800M2 directly to the TV. UHD played fine but no SACD or DVD-Audio. I then split the audio and video signals by sending the Video to the TV via HDMI 1 and the audio to the AVR via HDMI 2. That worked ok for UHD discs but not for SACD and DVD-Audio. I spent hours trying EVERY combination of settings to make this work but to no avail. Surprisingly, I could get the SACD and DVD-Audio discs to work with this setup simply by unplugging the HDMI 1 cable( video) coming out of the x800M2 player. Of course there was no video, but the SACD and DVD-Audio then played fine. Is this a flaw in the hardware of the x800M2 player or do I have a defective player?
Based on my experience, in order to play SACD/DVD-Audio discs AND Video discs , you have to go through a receiver. Trying to split the video and audio signals so that just video goes to TV doesn't work for the SACD and DVD-Audio discs. You can play SACD abd DVD-Audio discs through the HDMI 2 port but only if you use the x800M2 as a stand-alone audio player.
Has anyone else been able to successfully play SACD and DVD-Audio discs by using the recommended( by Sony) 'splitting option' that sends video to TV via HDMI 1 and Audio to AVR via HDMI 2 port?
Originally Posted by iraweiss
I got my x800m2 Tuesday and installed it yesterday after moving my original x800 to the bedroom to go along with my DV-less Sony XBR-55X900E. The m2 is for my XBR-65X930E as it has Dolby Vision.
I played a bunch of 4K discs, YouTube, Amazon and SACD's. No problems with videos. Everything looks spectacular.
The M2 has the same problem as the original 800: It won't play an SACD reliably (without skipping) unless the TV is on.
Just waiting like the rest of us for more apps...