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Yeah, some of the apps in the TVs do it but for whatever reason Vizio just never did for Netflix, even though Vudu does both. Netflix even promised Atmos support for Vizio years ago but it never happened (not sure about their newer models).

There is a Prime addon for Kodi but it’s limited to 1080p.
That’s a non-starter for me then. I won’t be installing it.
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That’s a non-starter for me then. I won’t be installing it.
It’s actually pretty good. For 4K content it gives you the option to open the full Prime app on an Android based platform. It’s not like there’s a ton of 4k Prime content anyways.
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HD Audio dropouts again on the latest Kodi Leia nightly build.

Geez, you think they’ll ever fix this?

I think the issue was reintroduced with the latest firmware after being fixed with the hot fix.

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My shields have never had any issues with YT 4K vids. I have all my devices hard wired and tons of broadband bandwidth.
The same here. The problem is that the Shield can't do HDR from Youtube. So because of that I don't use my Shield TVs for Youtube very often. But when I do it's just like all my other UHD devices with youtube(both wired and wireless). They either start at the UHD resolution or get there within a few seconds. And stay there during the entire video.

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It’s actually pretty good. For 4K content it gives you the option to open the full Prime app on an Android based platform. It’s not like there’s a ton of 4k Prime content anyways.
The vast majority of what I watch on Amazon Prime is in UHD.
Currently I'm watching The Boys. Which is in UHD and HDR.

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The vast majority of what I watch on Amazon Prime is in UHD.
Currently I'm watching The Boys. Which is in UHD and HDR.
It opens up the full app for 4K so it’s not like you’re missing anything.

I just had two lock-ups/reboots on both my Shields today on different apps (2015/2017). That and along with the reintroduced HD audio dropouts the newest firmware is a mess.

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It opens up the full app for 4K so it’s not like you’re missing anything.

I just had two lock-ups/reboots on both my Shields today on different apps (2015/2017). That and along with the reintroduced HD audio dropouts the newest firmware is a mess.

My 2015 Shield is on the latest firmware and I haven't experienced any of the issues you're having. Most of my viewing is local content through Kodi with some occasional Netflix and YouTube.
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Hi all,
I have the 2015 Nvidia Shield with the latest update 8.0.3. I have a Denon X2500H receiver and the shield is connected to the AVR, then AVR goes to ARC on my TV set. I'm scratching my head because I cannot get 5.1 surround sound to play at all. It just decodes to stereo. I have my sound mode on the receiver set to auto. No matter what I play whether it's Netflix, Plex, etc...it just decodes to stereo. I have the audio formats on the shield set to automatic. USB 5.1 turned off. Any ideas on what to try?
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Maybe I'm missing something, but there's no need for ARC in this configuration. Just connect the Shield to one of the HDMI ports on your AVR, then HDMI out from your AVR to an HDMI In Port on your display.

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I have the 2015 Nvidia Shield with the latest update 8.0.3. I have a Denon X2500H receiver and the shield is connected to the AVR, then AVR goes to ARC on my TV set. I'm scratching my head because I cannot get 5.1 surround sound to play at all. It just decodes to stereo. I have my sound mode on the receiver set to auto. No matter what I play whether it's Netflix, Plex, etc...it just decodes to stereo. I have the audio formats on the shield set to automatic. USB 5.1 turned off. Any ideas on what to try?
Have you tried to cycle through the sound modes when something is playing?
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Funny thing, I was going to buy 2019 Shield Pro but I figured out how to get DV+Atmos working through the Kodi Netflix addon on my $25 4k Fire Stick (although it's a bit of a pain to setup- I explain in more detail in the Fire TV 4k thread). Still it works.

I already have 2 Shields already (2015/2017) and now have no reason at all to upgrade to the 2019 version.
Yeah, but no HD audio on the FS 4K. Big deal for some of us.

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Yeah, but no HD audio on the FS 4K. Big deal for some of us.

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I have HD audio already on my 2 Shields, and there is no HD audio on Netflix.

Honestly if all you want is HD audio for Kodi a S922 based box running CoreElec does a fine job. My Shields have tons of audio dropouts reintroduced since the latest update.

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I have HD audio already on my 2 Shields, and there is no HD audio on Netflix.

Honestly if all you want is HD audio for Kodi a S922 based box running CoreElec does a fine job. My Shields have tons of audio dropouts reintroduced since the latest update.
I mean the FS 4K does not support HD Audio at all, Kodi or no Kodi.

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I have HD audio already on my 2 Shields, and there is no HD audio on Netflix.

Honestly if all you want is HD audio for Kodi a S922 based box running CoreElec does a fine job. My Shields have tons of audio dropouts reintroduced since the latest update.
Here, I've not run into any audio dropouts on my 2017 or 2019 Shields since the last update.

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Here, I've not run into any audio dropouts on my 2017 or 2019 Shields since the last update.
Why is it every time someone posts they have a problem someone else posts they have none? Everyone has different setups.

I think it has to do with Onkyo receivers in particular. I've had this problem before, it was resolved with the previous hotfix, and when they updated it afterwards the problem returned.

It could also have to do with the fact I'm running Kodi off a portable SSD- there seems to be a lot of lockups after the update, and then after a minute or two a reboot.

Honestly I don't even care so much about my Shields anymore as there are cheaper streaming devices (like the Fire 4k stick) which does almost as good a job for streaming services, combined with a cheaper S922 box running Coreelec which is rock solid. The only thing that I really love about my Shields for now is the Gamestreaming stuff- which is pretty solid. It's almost like the PC is in the same room.
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Here, I've not run into any audio dropouts on my 2017 or 2019 Shields since the last update.
Thanks, I am definitely interested in whether the updates break HD audio on the 2019 Shield.

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Why is it every time someone posts they have a problem someone else posts they have none? Everyone has different setups.

I think it has to do with Onkyo receivers in particular. I've had this problem before, it was resolved with the previous hotfix, and when they updated it afterwards the problem returned.

It could also have to do with the fact I'm running Kodi off a portable SSD- there seems to be a lot of lockups after the update, and then after a minute or two a reboot.

Honestly I don't even care so much about my Shields anymore as there are cheaper streaming devices (like the Fire 4k stick) which does almost as good a job for streaming services, combined with a cheaper S922 box running Coreelec which is rock solid. The only thing that I really love about my Shields for now is the Gamestreaming stuff- which is pretty solid. It's almost like the PC is in the same room.
I have an Onkyo and don't have any problems regarding audio. That was with the 2015 Shield and the 2019 Shield Pro.

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I have an Onkyo and don't have any problems regarding audio. That was with the 2015 Shield and the 2019 Shield Pro.
Well I’m having problems on 2 different Shields in separate rooms so there is definitely an issue. It’s not a network issue because there is no picture dropout, just the usual loss of audio where I have to rewind to hear what I missed. Happens with bitstreamed content off my NAS. Watched some Netflix last night and didn’t experience it there. Happens regularly with dts-hd and trued Content.

But then there will be another post after this stating someone doesn’t have a problem so maybe it’s all in my head.
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Well I’m having problems on 2 different Shields in separate rooms so there is definitely an issue. It’s not a network issue because there is no picture dropout, just the usual loss of audio where I have to rewind to hear what I missed. Happens with bitstreamed content off my NAS. Watched some Netflix last night and didn’t experience it there. Happens regularly with dts-hd and trued Content.

But then there will be another post after this stating someone doesn’t have a problem so maybe it’s all in my head.

Maybe the issues you're having are related to your NAS. I don't use a NAS - I have 9 HDDs and they're all in my server. Do you have a portable HDD you can connect to your Shield to see if you get the same audio dropouts from that? Just a suggestion.
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Well I’m having problems on 2 different Shields in separate rooms so there is definitely an issue. It’s not a network issue because there is no picture dropout, just the usual loss of audio where I have to rewind to hear what I missed. Happens with bitstreamed content off my NAS. Watched some Netflix last night and didn’t experience it there. Happens regularly with dts-hd and trued Content.



But then there will be another post after this stating someone doesn’t have a problem so maybe it’s all in my head.


This was a known issue late last summer. Audio dropouts with lossless audio via Ethernet connection. I was having it on my 2017. It was corrected with a hotfix late last year.

WiFi was an easy quick solution if your network is capable. The hotfix also worked for me.

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This was a known issue late last summer. Audio dropouts with lossless audio via Ethernet connection. I was having it on my 2017. It was corrected with a hotfix late last year.

WiFi was an easy quick solution if your network is capable. The hotfix also worked for me.

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As I said the hotfix worked for me too until they issued the full update afterwards and the issue returned. I have terrible wifi in my apartment (old converted schoolhouse) plus I'm using Gamestreaming anyways, so why would I want to?

It seems all too common these days that Nvidia will fix a problem and then reintroduce it in a later firmware update.

Frustrating.

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Why is it every time someone posts they have a problem someone else posts they have none? Everyone has different setups.

I think it has to do with Onkyo receivers in particular. I've had this problem before, it was resolved with the previous hotfix, and when they updated it afterwards the problem returned.

It could also have to do with the fact I'm running Kodi off a portable SSD- there seems to be a lot of lockups after the update, and then after a minute or two a reboot.

Honestly I don't even care so much about my Shields anymore as there are cheaper streaming devices (like the Fire 4k stick) which does almost as good a job for streaming services, combined with a cheaper S922 box running Coreelec which is rock solid. The only thing that I really love about my Shields for now is the Gamestreaming stuff- which is pretty solid. It's almost like the PC is in the same room.
I use a 2016 Onkyo receiver in one of my setups. It hasn't caused any issues here with the Shield.

I've never installed any Hotfixes. So maybe that is why I've not had a problem?

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Well I’m having problems on 2 different Shields in separate rooms so there is definitely an issue. It’s not a network issue because there is no picture dropout, just the usual loss of audio where I have to rewind to hear what I missed. Happens with bitstreamed content off my NAS. Watched some Netflix last night and didn’t experience it there. Happens regularly with dts-hd and trued Content.

But then there will be another post after this stating someone doesn’t have a problem so maybe it’s all in my head.
Maybe the NAS is the issue? I use two Plex PCs and three unRAID setups for my local streaming content. I've been streaming from all five of them with my 2017 and 2019 Shields. With one setup using an Onkyo receiver. They stream without issue with Dolby True HD, DTS-HD MA etc.

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Maybe the NAS is the issue? I use two Plex PCs and three unRAID setups for my local streaming content. I've been streaming from all five of them with my 2017 and 2019 Shields. With one setup using an Onkyo receiver. They stream without issue with Dolby True HD, DTS-HD MA etc.
Well I just applied for the latest hotfix on one of my machines (I see I missed one issued a week ago or so) so we'll see.

I don't think it's the NAS because as I said I still get a picture, it's just the sound that's dropping out, and it's working fine on a Coreelec S922 box I have in another room, it's just my 2015/2017 Shields I'm having the problem on. This is an old problem which I've had before and was definitely resolved by a hotfix.

Unfortunately my NAS is in a hard to get to place or I'd reset it and I'm recovering from back surgery right now and I can't bend over. I can't reboot it remotely.

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Well I just applied for the latest hotfix on one of my machines (I see I missed one issued a week ago or so) so we'll see.

I don't think it's the NAS because as I said I still get a picture, it's just the sound that's dropping out, and it's working fine on a Coreelec S922 box I have in another room, it's just my 2015/2017 Shields I'm having the problem on. This is an old problem which I've had before and was definitely resolved by a hotfix.

Unfortunately my NAS is in a hard to get to place or I'd reset it and I'm recovering from back surgery right now and I can't bend over. I can't reboot it remotely.

To keep off topic a little here, your NAS doesn't have GUI that you can log into and reboot it with? I have a Synology and I can do that. It's on the same area as the logout button.


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I installed the latest hot fix and that didn’t seem to help, I rebooted my router as well and reset the switch I used.. I’ll try using WiFi and see how it goes but the room I’m pretty much confined to with the bed doesn’t get very good WiFi.

Since the S922 box works fine I’m pretty sure it’s a Shield issue.

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For those of you with Sony Displays, this may come in handy regarding the Shield's lack of HDR for both Youtube and Google Play movies due to the device not having the VP9 Profile 2 Spec.

I was off for the past 5 days, and during this time I discovered that I can get a "Somewhat" HDR look for some Youtube Videos. Either they are filmed in 4K, or they are videos that are well put together, no matter the resolution.

There are three areas in your display's menu you'll need to make adjustments.

Specifically for the X900E models: Brightness Settings, Picture Mode, and Motion settings.

I have a Off-White wall with a Phillips Hue Light Strip attached to the back of my Display to improved contrast performance.

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For Picture Mode, set your display to "Cinema Pro". This will add some contrast to your image, plus increase the "whites" as well.
For Brightness settings, for non-HDR content, I leave my Brightness at 20, Contrast at 85, Gamma at 0, and Black Level between 47 and 52.
For motion, set Clearness to "Min".

Look for a 4K video (does not need to be in HDR) with a lot of lights, for example, there are tons of 4K Car videos available in which you can test out your displays settings.



Within the video I posted (for example) look for instances of the Audi driving at night and focus on the headlights.

Getting Back to the Brightness settings, Advanced Local Dimming along with X-Tended Dynamic Range are important. You cannot adjust X-Tended Dynamic Range while Advanced Local Dimming is disabled, so keep that particular setting enabled.

I keep my Advanced Local Dimming to its Maximum Level. If you enabled X-Tended Dynamic Range to just the minimum level, then disable it after 5 seconds, you will noticed that Specular Highlights will go from a pinpoint brightness, to almost washed out.

Also within the Brightness menu, you can make adjustments to the Black Adjust and Advanced Contrast Enhancer settings as well.

I noticed a much improved image by making these adjustments. Unfortunately, said adjustments may do not fair well with other videos. I pulled up an old clip from the TV series "Motor Week" and the host, John Davis, looked as if he had an extreme tan. Also, some videos will make white reflections and backgrounds completely washed out. By simply disabling X-Tended Dynamic Range within the Brightness settings, this improved that aspect of some of the videos I streamed.

Again, this is just experimental, not a permanent fix. If you have other means to view HDR content within youtube such as your Sony TV's native Youtube app, or a Chromecast Ultra, then by all means keep using them.
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Well I just applied for the latest hotfix on one of my machines (I see I missed one issued a week ago or so) so we'll see.



I don't think it's the NAS because as I said I still get a picture, it's just the sound that's dropping out, and it's working fine on a Coreelec S922 box I have in another room, it's just my 2015/2017 Shields I'm having the problem on. This is an old problem which I've had before and was definitely resolved by a hotfix.



Unfortunately my NAS is in a hard to get to place or I'd reset it and I'm recovering from back surgery right now and I can't bend over. I can't reboot it remotely.


Just saw this posted over on the 2019 Shield thread.


Sixth HotFix(32.7.301.98):
- Resolves issue with high bit rate audio dropping audio at fixed locations. Note: This fixes will apply to apps using SHIELDs audio engine like Plex/Photos & Videos. Kodi has it's own engine which has not fixed this bug yet so the fix will not apply to Kodi and apps like it.


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Just saw this posted over on the 2019 Shield thread.


Sixth HotFix(32.7.301.98):
- Resolves issue with high bit rate audio dropping audio at fixed locations. Note: This fixes will apply to apps using SHIELDs audio engine like Plex/Photos & Videos. Kodi has it's own engine which has not fixed this bug yet so the fix will not apply to Kodi and apps like it.


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Yep, saw that too, but right now it looks like it’s only being pushed to the 2019 hot fix users or so I’m gathering from the discussion in that thread. Hoping it’ll be pushed to the 2017 Shield here soon.
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Just saw this posted over on the 2019 Shield thread.


Sixth HotFaix(32.7.301.98):
- Resolves issue with high bit rate audio dropping audio at fixed locations. Note: This fixes will apply to apps using SHIELDs audio engine like Plex/Photos & Videos. Kodi has it's own engine which has not fixed this bug yet so the fix will not apply to Kodi and apps like it.


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I just got 32.5.205.112 hot fix for my 2017 yesterday. In the notes it states:

Audio drops on playback of high bit rate audio files on Plex, Photos and CVdoes app fixed- Working with Kodi on this.

But it’s not just audio files, it’s happening on pass through as well for videos.

I’m pretty disgusted with Nvidia. This problem has been ongoing for years, Fixed, then reintroduced with the 8.0 update, fixed then reintroduced again. Kodi is unusable for me on both my Shields and that’s my main use for both.

After years of this I don’t expect it ever to be fixed.
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