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I know this is the H9F thread, but it's much more active than the H8F thread and I thought maybe the H9F behaved similarly and someone could help...
I recently received a 50H8F as a warranty replacement for a 50H7C that had developed some very minor dark spots in the panel (thank goodness for the old 4yr warranty, I waited and made my claim at 3yrs 6months). It's a great upgrade overall and I like that it's on AndroidTV (which I use throughout the house, previously had an eMatic Jetstream on the H7C). My only PQ complaint so far is viewing angles do kinda suck... it's not a major issue, but from the side seating area or line-of-sight from the kitchen, colors are noticeably washed out.
That said, I am seeing some peculiar results from the SPDIF output to the older non-HDMI AVR. Netflix and Vudu both properly output discrete 5.1 when the digital output is set to Dolby Digital. Most other apps (Disney+, Google Play, Plex, etc) output what seems to be 2.0 within a 5.1 container with the center channel truncated to the front-right, even for streams that should be 5.1 capable. This shifts all dialogue to the right and prevents the AVR from applying PLII. Switching the output to PCM remedies this, allowing the AVR to apply PLII, but also obviously doesn't allow for DD5.1 from the apps where it is working. Unfortunately, my AVR is behind a decorative frame that makes it a bear to see what type of input stream it's receiving or what processing is being applied at any given moment... if this isn't a known issue or something someone else can recreate, I guess I'll pull down the frame and investigate further
Can anyone recreate/repeat this issue? Any known fixes? Thanks in advance!
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