Just got The ViewHD, does a great job with the splitting of audio and video, the HDR formats (DV, HDR10, HLG) all pass thru without issues. Audio codecs like TruHD and DTS-MA-HD passthru ok, don know about ATMOS or DTS-X as my processor cannot decode these.
TV is LG OLED65C7.
HDMI-CEC works, I can control everything connected with the TV remote, I use the Nvidia Shield most of the time connected via 5port Awakelion HDMI 4k switch.
I also have the Oppo UDP203, works also with no major issues.
ARC is problematic, my TV will not use the ARC port, keeps going back to the internal speakers, if I force to use ARC by turning HDMI-CEC ARC handshake off I get no sound.
Oppo UDP203 also supports ARC routing, this works on my TV.
Not quite sure if ARC audio is limited to SPDIF only, I was hoping the audio HDMI port could also push out ARC audio, have not tried SPDIF as I have to reconfigure the AVR to use SPDIF inputs.
Build quality is good, looks like a steel painted box and the supplied power brick is small and does not take up too much space on a crowded power strip.
Other boxes I have tried.
This is a nice box, 1.5x the cost of the ViewHD, this is what I was using before, main downside is it does not pass Dolby Vision (DV).
The other limitation is the box only passes up to 1080p when RGB is used instead of YCbCr
The supplied power brick needed an adapter so it was rather bulky.
Case is a nice anodized aluminium box.
HDFury AVR Key.
I had no end of problems with this one
-Dolby Digital streams produce a loud crack at the start of playback
-HDMI-CEC will not work reliably , for example I sometimes cannot turn off the Shield, remote control from the TV sometimes freezes
-Very picky with the HDMI switch used, most affected was the HDMI-CEC
-Runs very warm, measured a temp of 53 degC at the air vent.
-Flimsy plastic case.
-Uses a fragile micro USB for power plug, ViewHD and H10 have more robust barrel connectors
-Expensive >2x the cost of the View HD
Overall an expensive disappointment for me.
Last edited by Tong Chia; 01-27-2018 at 12:48 PM.