Originally Posted by thomasfxlt
I agree with you. Unfortunately I think Vizio is only part of the equation. The underlying spec for DD+ over ARC plus multiple manufacturer device integrations makes this very challenging to debug. I've tried everything to get it to work. I cannot decode DD+ over ARC. My cable is 35' long. Unfortunately there's no way for me to test this with a shorter cable so I don't know if that would fix it. Sounds like you use a shorter cable and it doesn't work.
Are you saying you cannot get 5.1 surround? DD?
First Thomas, Thank you for trying to test and debug this with me. Much appreciated!
I have vizio supplied short cable connected between AVR and TV. Vizio rep Kris asked me to email my connection information, setting information, and firmware vs on all equipment. That was a week ago from last Thursday. I have called Vizio multiple times. They tell me it's on the list and they will call me with update. A week later, still no update and to just sit patiently and wait by the phone. Well my patience is about up. Fueled by being outside of return window for this equipment.
Seems to work no problem with DD+ & Atmos over smart cast with ARC control mode on. I have only tested with free Dolby experience content.
AVR Control mode on: No sound unless I turn PCM on Vizio.
AVR Control mode off: DD 5.1 only. With Vizio set to ARC only. No DD+ which from my understanding means no Atmos raw codec. So AVR will be up converting and sending out a hybrid of ATMOS.I have tried all different combinations of settings on both TV and AVR. With multiple power on/off of equipment.
So why does Vudo work but netflix does not work?
Amazon Fire Tv 2nd gen:
DD sounds pretty good. A bit lack luster compared to when I play content through amazon fire tv 2nd gen. It sounds amazing. Noticeable improvement! So since the Amazon fire TV Can't do 4k DV, this device was a waste of money as well. Purchased just before TV arrived.
So much miss information out there! So difficult as a consumer to dot your I's and cross your T's to have a nice system that plays nice together. That is future proof for the future. I get that the technology is young and new. But when your hanging on that firmware upgrades will resolve the issues. And comments from Matt McRae about Atmos specifically. I had a level of comfort that the problems would be sorted out. My level of confidence is now low, since Vizio won't give me a time line of when problems will be resolved, and the longer I wait for a answer, the further out I am pushed away from my return window of these devices.